And YES this post is for fun, I don’t profess to know anything about how numbers work. I make money, and try to spend something less than that. That’s my use for numbers.
Today Ike made it to the front page in the US – the tenth Ike listed. Kami is listed as the sixth result on the first page.
Me? My more common name of Rob is listed as 31st (still – Ike, you got work to do here!).
But looking beyond the simple results displayed, let’s look at the total results for each name (screen shots are at the end to support my claim to what the numbers were when I wrote this post).
For Ike, there are "about" 13 million results.
For Kami there are "about" 50,100,000.
That’s a lot of results.
But how about Rob?
One hundred and two million (about).
So, being 31st in a pool of 102,000,000 is pretty good. How does that really compare to Ike, being tenth of (about) 13 million, or Kami being 6th in (about) 50 million?
Obviously I have a heck of a lot more competition for namespace.
But is there a real way to compare my 31st placement, Ike’s 10th, and Kami’s 6th, considering the total results for each name?
Can someone (preferably NOT from Marketing) give me a nice little "adjusted for inflation" type graph that shows the relative weight of each Google result based on the number of competitors for the namespace?
Or is that just insignificant? And if so, why so? (and I do not mean it is unimportant – I DO realize this entire post is unimportant! – but are the comparative results different if adjusted for the pool of available results?)
Does that make sense? It totally does to me right now. But I’ve been wrong before :). I’m not afraid of being wrong again.
Come on Paul – give it a shot 🙂