Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 6th August 2008, 23:16   #1
HPP
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN/Hyderabad
Posts: 232
Thanked: 2 Times
Default New Google tool - Great for market research

Google Insights for Search

Type in a few topics or terms, and you'll see what the search history of it is..
HPP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th August 2008, 23:35   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
aaggoswami's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vadodara
Posts: 4,628
Thanked: 1,318 Times
Default

Thanks, looks like this will be useful to me for projecto work.
aaggoswami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2008, 13:16   #3
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 46,537
Thanked: 80,268 Times
Default

Sweet tool! Crucial information for advertisers, yes. But website owners also have a lot to gain by knowing which terms to optimise. "Indian cars" showed some interesting results.

Thanks for sharing this, HPP.
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2008, 13:44   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
Bass&Trouble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bombay
Posts: 2,742
Thanked: 65 Times
Default

Wow, great tool! Thanks for sharing the link.

From typing a few quick keywords, I realize:

1. Car Audio searches are most prominently from Karnataka

2. A majority of adult keyword searches originate from the North. Orissa seems to be an unusually hot state too.

3. No one is searching for me.


Last edited by Bass&Trouble : 7th August 2008 at 13:47.
Bass&Trouble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2008, 16:18   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
DCEite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NCR
Posts: 3,015
Thanked: 441 Times
Default

Subcontinent leads when it comes to searching "free" . Pakistan right at the top!

EDIT: Nepalese more interested in Aishwarya Rai than Indians!

Last edited by DCEite : 7th August 2008 at 16:22.
DCEite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2008, 07:31   #6
Team-BHP Support
 
moralfibre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: MH-12
Posts: 6,562
Thanked: 6,028 Times
Default

Try this - Cuil

Apparently made by google ex employees. I am impressed.
moralfibre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2008, 08:24   #7
HPP
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN/Hyderabad
Posts: 232
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moralfibre View Post
Try this - Cuil

Apparently made by google ex employees. I am impressed.
You are one of the few. Since they went live recently, the word among the US auto forums is most don't like it. The results are fairly poor.

Also, the fact that they were ex Google employees actually does nothing for their product as a search engine. The reason being, they have zero right to use any code or algorithms that belong to Google. If they used/borrowed any technology, idea or code from Google.. that would be the end of them, as Google is watching closely with their attorney's waiting to pounce.

Thus, for them to be any different then any other start up search engine.. they would have had to invent(for lack of better words) a better algorithm then all others already out there(not likely). Not to mention they do not have the feature base that Google or Yahoo does.

Anyways, using "Ex Googlers" just shows the weakness in their actual products ability to stand on it's own merit.

Back to the topic at hand, yeah, this is just another awesome FREE feature Google continues to offer the world.
HPP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2008, 11:20   #8
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 46,537
Thanked: 80,268 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moralfibre View Post
Try this - Cuil

Apparently made by google ex employees. I am impressed.
We've been discussing Cuil here (CUIL - New search engine...). Most were unimpressed.
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2009, 16:55   #9
BHPian
 
d_himan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bombay
Posts: 689
Thanked: 495 Times
Default Analyze this!!

Guys,

I’m extremely excited to have stumbled upon this stuff yesterday!

Google has these really neat analysis tools

1. Google Trends for Websites

Google Trends for Websites: wikipedia.org

2. Google Insight

Google Insights for Search

Urge you to explore the same!

To start off, some the things I discovered:

1. Team BHP is the second biggest automotive site in India. (~20k unique visitors in Jan)
a.#1 New Cars, Used Cars, Buy Cars, Sell Cars, New Car Prices, Used Car Prices - CarWale.com (~30k unique visitors in Jan)
b.xbhp.com (~12k unique visitors in Jan)
c.zigwheels.com (~10k in Jan)
d.autocarindia.com (~3.5k in Jan)


2. In India, in the Automotive category, amongst the terms ‘bhp, mileage, safety and car audio’ from Jun 2004 – Jan 2009 onwards,

Interest Levels: (normalized web search volumes)
car audio (70), mileage (56), bhp (16), safety (14)

However, car audio interest is decreasing continuously (100 to 48), mileage is increasing continuously (42 to 85), bhp is increasing continuously (10 to 48), safety is constant.

All this though, is only for buyers who surf the net!

3. Web search volume in mid-Jan 2009:

#1 Xylo
# 2 Linea
#3 i20
#4 Honda City.

So, well, Xylo created the biggest excitement!

Would be fantastic to see people coming up with more interesting stuff! Needless to stay, these tools could be extremely helpful at work too!

MODS: Maybe the thread can be moved to ‘Shifting Gears’, not sure.
d_himan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Car insurance comparison tool launched by Google - Only in CA for now sarathlal The International Automotive Scene 0 11th March 2015 05:08
Article on Honda's research (for their new small car) pk_del The Indian Car Scene 32 1st December 2010 14:27
Our great indian roads with great indian truck drivers... low_bass_makker Shifting gears 3 11th July 2006 01:15
great forum, great people and great cars... tadukuttan Introduce yourself 8 19th June 2006 10:52


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 00:24.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks