Unformatted text preview: Six Sigma Trends From Google A while back I stumbled on a new part of the Google website called “Google Trends”. You can view this website for yourself here . In Google’s words, the website allows users to “compare the world’s interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they’ve been searched for on Google over time. Google Trends also displays how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and which geographic regions have searched for them most often.” Basically it’s a service that allows you to see the number of searches on various keywords over time, broken out by geography, language, etc. All the values are normalized relative to the total number of searches – while that allows meaningful comparisons over time, it does remove the user’s ability to get at raw data, which might be more useful from a data analysis perspective. But it’s a free service, so I’m not complaining. For example, the this link shows search patterns on the term “Six Sigma”....
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- Spring '09
- Google services, google trends