Nobody Knows Why Custer's Revenge Was #1 on Google Trends

Spokker

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It sounds like bloggers with writer's block often look at Google Trends to find something to write about. Here's a typical article.

Custer's Revenge: Lame by Any Standards | Gather

“Custer’s Revenge†is touted as a porn video game, in which a dead General Custer returns from the grave. Clad only in boots, hat, bandana, and erection, the ultimate goal is to have sex an Indian woman who is tied to a cactus, her name, aptly enough, is "Revenge."

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Why it is a search trend today, baffles me. It’s not worth your time or effort.

It's funny how Stern fans, encouraged by Sal, searched for "Custer's Revenge" only to baffle a bunch of bloggers who don't listen to the show. Yes, the Stern Show still has influence! Kind of.
 

Ifandorbut

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Yes, it still has influence by way of a second party and not through people listening to the show...in using the idea that Google Trends means anything....which it really doesn't.
 

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Yes, it still has influence by way of a second party and not through people listening to the show...in using the idea that Google Trends means anything....which it really doesn't.
Google Trends measures when a search term receives a spike in, uhm, Googling. So if 100 people usually search for Custer's Revenge, and now 10,000 people are searching for it, then it becomes a hot search or something. That's the basic idea.

We do know one thing, the Stern Show caused many people to search for something because it was mentioned on the show, and it baffled non-listeners.
 

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Just about everyday, if you check google trends around 10am and 2pm, there are usually about 3 or 4 stern related items on google trends. Now, to be fair, sometimes these are news items that a lot of shows maybe talking about but usually, if they have some Penthouse Chick that rides the sybian or if Howard finds some bizarre new product like his aluminum free deodorant, they are always in the top 5, sometimes number 1.
 

Ifandorbut

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Google Trends measures when a search term receives a spike in, uhm, Googling. So if 100 people usually search for Custer's Revenge, and now 10,000 people are searching for it, then it becomes a hot search or something. That's the basic idea.

We do know one thing, the Stern Show caused many people to search for something because it was mentioned on the show, and it baffled non-listeners.

Yeah, I get it, but what I wasn't able to articulate is a Google spike in trends could conceivably be as little as a hundred people searching for a certain topic at the same time. So, you take an Orange County AM station disc jockey talking about a flesh eating bacteria during the graveyard shift, he could conceivably scare the living bejesus out of his listeners, so much so that everyone of them searches "flesh eating bacteria". So during that short time span, and perhaps even for the rest of this disc jockey's shift, the flesh eating bacteria is number one on Google Trends.

100 people...10,000 people or 100,000 people, it doesn't matter. There really isn't any measurable relevance to the Orange County DJ over salthestockbroker or Wendy the Retard, or whomever it is that is on the Stern Show that is making said topic..."relevant" or "influential".

As of this writing the three Hot Topics are "Bowl Games", "Colts Titans" and "Eagles Falcons". I don't know how many thousands, or ten of thousands or even if it's millions. If Howard's show aired during the Sunday games for the NFL and "General Custer" searches outmatched everything else on the list...even then, who cares? I don't think it means very much of anything to anyone, except for perhaps the people using the information as a way to spin one's own relevance or influence.

Holy shit...Neal Kashkari is number one for Hot Searches!!!!....that person, whomever he is, is taking the world by storm!!!!
 

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It sounds like bloggers with writer's block often look at Google Trends to find something to write about. Here's a typical article.

Custer's Revenge: Lame by Any Standards | Gather



It's funny how Stern fans, encouraged by Sal, searched for "Custer's Revenge" only to baffle a bunch of bloggers who don't listen to the show. Yes, the Stern Show still has influence! Kind of.



It sounds like the guy has something against Atari because it's not "modern." :rolleyes: