I may or may not be taking part in a new little project soon. However, before I do so I just want to try and get a sense of the size of the market.
I\’ve seen that Google\’s total search volume (US only) appears to be 10 billion a month.
Yahoo\’s volume is 10% of that, or 1 billion a month (again, US only).
Now, Yahoo buzz gives us numbers for the portions of their searches which are for a particular subject.
More precisely, each point is equal to 0.001% of users searching on Yahoo! on a given day. For example, a buzz score of 500 for \”Pokemon\” translates to 0.5% of all users searching on Yahoo!
OK, so what does a score of (say) 500 actually mean in total numbers of searches on Yahoo? In a day?
1,000,000,000/30×0.001×500 isn\’t it?
Ah, no, (1,000,000,000/30)x.01x.001×500, yes?
The extra x.01 for percent.
Or 166,000 searches for that term on Yahoo that day?
Or if it scales up to Google (which it doesn\’t I know, people search for different things on different engines but to get an idea of scale) some 1.5 million searches for that term on Google in a day?
Is that about right? To an order of magnitude, at least?
I’m not sure Tim. Isn’t it what % of users searched, not necessarily the % of searches, e.g. I do about 50 searches a day I guess, and if say the average is 10, that might mean your calculations are 10 times too high??
just a sec while I take my socks off………..
I really doubt that only 500 people are searching for “Pokemon” every day considering the amount of Pokemon crap that’s sold.
IT’s 500 buzz points, so 166,000 users
Do Google provide anything useful: