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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Google Trends

Thought I'd take a few minutes tonight and look at Google trends. (http://www.google.com/trends?q=plone et al.)

Two curious things appear:
  1. The tremendous drop off in news reference volume last June
  2. The dip in search volume last December
Quite frankly I can't explain either. The news reference volume is interesting because prior to July 2007 (and for most of 2006, not shown), Plone news items were easily twice that of other CMS, including Sharepoint.

As for the holiday dip in searches, it may just be that, a significant holiday slacking off. Looking at trends for other CMS show a similar December drop in search volume. Not all years and not all CMS show Christmas drops, so this is an anomaly.

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