Instant Letters

After I blogged this morning about yesterday’s experience with Google Instant, I read this articleon the Huffington Post.  The author used Google Instant to go through the alphabet and see what the top results were.  It was all based on the question “Why does W get the weather?”  At the end of the article, Craig Kanalley asked “Are your results the same?”

It’s an interesting question and if they are the same everywhere, it lends some credibility perhaps that you can buy your way to the top of results.  But, I can easily think of reasons why they would differ.

  • geography of your IP address;
  • your login – Instant is only available if you’re looked in with your Google account;
  • your browsing / search history.

So, I did try a couple and some were the same but yet, some were different.  Here are the results from my certainly non-scientific time wasting exercise and a bonus at the bottom

The letters are courtesy of Spell with Flickr.

A

HP – AOL
Me – Amazon – AOL was second

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HP – Bank of America
Me – Best Buy – Bank of America was second

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HP – Craigslist
Me – Craigslist

letter D

HP – Dictionary
Me – Dictionary

letter e

HP – eBay
Me – eBay

letter F

HP – Facebook
Me – Facebook

G

HP – Gmail
Me – Gmail

letter H

HP – Hotmail
Me – Hotmail

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HP – Ikea
Me – Ikea

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HP – Jet Blue
Me – Jet Blue

Candy K

HP – Kmart
Me – Kohl’s

letter L

HP – Lowes
Me – Kohl’s

The alphabet - the letter M

HP – Mapquest
Me – Mapquest

N

HP – Netflix
Me – Netflix

O

HP – Orbitz
Me – Orbitz

letter P

HP – Pandora
Me – Pandora

Hydro Quebec

HP – BrainyQuotes
Me – BrainyQuotes

Letterform

HP – Realtor.com
Me – Rei – Realtor.com was second

letter S

HP – Staples
Me – Sears – Staples was fourth

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HP – Target
Me – Target

u

HP – UPS
Me – USPS – UPS was second

letter V

HP – Verison
Me – Verison

letter w

HP – Weather
Me – Weather

X.

HP – Xbox
Me – Xbox

letter Y

HP – Yahoo!
Me – Yahoo!

letter Z

HP – Zappos
Me – Zillow – Zappos was second

And, as a bonus, here are my results for the digits from 0-9.

number 0

007

number 1

14th Amendment

2

24

3

3ds

Cabin 4

4chan

5

50 cent

number 6

60 minutes

seVen

7zip

number 8

84 lumber

number 9

90210

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2 thoughts on “Instant Letters

  1. I like “your scientific, time wasting exercise”. – Interesting read. I may just have to try it. I’ve also spent a couple (literally) minutes on Google Instant.
    As usual, thanks for sharing Doug.

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