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Number of occurrences found by Google for the search" Civilization IV"

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by marshal zhukov, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. marshal zhukov

    marshal zhukov good economist wannabe

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    Out of pure curisosity, I wrote down the number of occurrences of the expression "Civilization 4 , Civilization IV and Civilization III at 11/10/05, and compared to the number of occurrences of those same expressions at the date of release of Civilization IV.


    The results: (Google)

    ------------------------11/10/05--------------------- 25/10/05
    Civilization IV------------1,770,000--------------------2,540,000
    Civilization 4 -------------444,000 ---------------------1,390,000
    Civilization III-------------1,900,000--------------------2,460,000

    That means that the number of occurrences of "Civilization IV" increased by 43% in just 14 days. An increase of 770,000 occurrences in just 2 weeks.

    When I first took the measurements " Civilization III " was still more popular than "Civilization IV", something that I don't think will happen again.

    Can Google be used as a measurement of popularity?

    Does anybody have statistics like that to share?
     
  2. Marla_Singer

    Marla_Singer United in diversity

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    There are big ads in Paris subway and near motorways since about a week. It's natural that the occurence have grown that much as it's finally out in the US and has been announced in for Europe.
     
  3. Ultima Dragoon

    Ultima Dragoon FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!

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    Not really. Google is just a search engine that looks for any words (or parts thereof) you typed in to the searchbox.
     
  4. marshal zhukov

    marshal zhukov good economist wannabe

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    I was expecting a big increase in the number of occurrences too.

    Also you can't justify the number of occurrences on advertising only.

    And this number is set to grow, maybe it will hit 5,000,000 by the end of the week.
     
  5. Marla_Singer

    Marla_Singer United in diversity

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    I agree.

    We'll see. ;)
     

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