Gamers Ask Google The Darndest Things
Have you ever wondered what crazy things gamers tend to Google? Okay not just gamers but all of the internet. I know every time I try to Google a particular actress, the very first suggested search term tends to be their name with “boobs” appended, but with gaming that’s often not the case.
So what do gamers Google?
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Well, the CVG Blog (source below) attempted to find out just this, and here are their results. Who needs a focus group or questionnaire when you can just hit up Google and get all of this information for free. Here’s a quote from the original article, regarding how search suggestions on Google work:
Disclaimer: Search Engine Land explains how Google Autocomplete really works: “The suggestions that Google offers all come from how people actually search… Popularity is a factor, but some less popular searches might be shown above more popular ones, if Google deems them more relevant…
“Google Autocomplete also has what the company calls a ‘freshness layer.’ If there are terms that suddenly spike in popularity in the short term, these can appear as suggestions, even if they haven’t gained long-term popularity.”
So there you have it, although one has to ask, what happens if either Sony or Microsoft got on good terms with Google? But I digress, check out the gallery below for all of the search terms and their at-times-hilarious results.