Google Let's Us Know How Big Tiger Actually Is
By Kickntrue on 9/14/10
I realize I should really cut down on Tiger posts considering he's not even in the field at this week's TOUR Championship, but I was messing with Google's new Instant Search and this is too telling. Google's "revolutionary" new search starts giving you search results as you type, saving you a few seconds, and also using a new algorithm to better predict what you're looking for- and how best to find it. The other thing- because Google knows you and what you want to find on the net, search results may vary. Below is MY experience with Google, but since Kevin is a "Geek" he can't get "Tiger Woods" to move ahead of "Tiger Direct" until he starts typing the "W."

I guess this is a bit of a test to see how big of a golf fan you really are... (at least versus other things).







So ya... "T-I" is already enough for Tiger to be the 3rd result in the universe. Seeing "Ticketmaster" and "Time" above him is almost a surprise, especially the latter. Who the heck Googles "Time" instead of just typing in time.com? It's kind of like Googling "Google," and Google supposedly knows me?! They should know I'd NEVER want to get to "Time."

Anyway- I couldn't get close to duplicating this with any other golfer. Heck- even "Barack Obama" took "B-A-R-A" before it even showed up on the list. So ya... you can bitch that we do too many Tiger Woods stories- and that I shouldn't have done this one (it IS pretty meaningless), but he does still move the needle just a LITTLE bit... at least for me. Do you have similar results?

Have Fun With Google Instant (Can you believe I just linked you to Google?!)


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[ comments ]
birdieXris says:
It's funny because in that perverse sort of way, i clicked on the headline expecting to read/see something completely different. LOL.
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Kickntrue says:
@birdieXris- didn't even think about that while writing it... now should change.. but won't. Google needs to index it like that now! haha..
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Kickntrue says:
ps-

yet you still eagerly clicked!
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birdieXris says:
Marketing at it's finest, AB. well done.
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GolfSmith7 says:
I type T-I and tiger woods is the number one hit, lol
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falcon50driver says:
I typed in T I G E R W O O D S and it said WHO?
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stedar says:
I just typed T and he was 4th, then T I he was the top 2 with ticketek 3 :-)

I must be a Tiger fan.

Oops - did I say that out loud
lol
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mjaber says:
I'm with Kevin... Tiger Direct is better and more useful than Tiger Woods.
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coojofresh says:
tiger haters lol. i like a bazillion other people started playing golf because of this guy so of course he is wildly popular. as great as jack is tiger just completely transformed the sport without really changing a thing. they still hit a ball with sticks and stuff, but the goodie bag is now worth $10 million bones for the fedex cup
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falcon50driver says:
I'll bet there are at least TWO Brazilian people who are tiger fans.
9/15/10
 
jev says:
How big is the distance between Woods and Mickelson? T-I and Tiger was on #5. I had to type "Phil " before Mickelson showed up in the list.

Now this is how the Rydercup teams should've been determined: type in the names of possible candidates and rank'm on their google index :D
9/15/10
 
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