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Discussion in 'UHall' started by hawkeye_pike, Dec 11, 2008.
What does this tell us:
UO Google Trends
That there are less searches each year?
Hmm..only thing I take out of that site is there hasnt been an expansion in almost five years now.
That people Google for Christmas presents?
That anyone can make a graph no one understands?
Searches for World of Warcrafthave dropped over time, albeit with more significant peaks.
Searches for Google have gone up over time.
Google will mark the death of WoW and UO!
Or something equally meaningless
not a thing really. no Y-axis numbers to determine scale, other stuff if I want to go nutz.
I haven't found this very useful, many common terms trend sharply downward, try manufacturing, etc
It tells me that the dominent language of stratics is not the dominent language of people searching for info on UO - English isn't even in the top 10.
But when *I* search I search by "UO" and not "ultima online" like "UO spellweaving". Most sites will say UO.
Oh yeah... and I hate Google, I use Yahoo
you're not alone - although "UO" may refer to other things than just Ultima Online.
(wow, someone in Eugene really likes searching for UO ... oh right, University of Oregon)
Man, they love the University of Oregan in Japan huh? Weird.
Well, I think you can derive from these graphics how popular a game is. Check this, for example:
I don't want to discuss whether you like Google or not, or whether these graphics represent your own view of things. The Google trends are a good indicator of the popularity of a certain keyword (as most people still do use Google). I think what UO lacks, is a certain popularity. Most people don't even know what Ultima Online is. Nobody talks about it. It has almost no appearance in the press.
EA should really think about why that is like it is, and what can be done against that (if they want to save UO).
P.S.: If you are missing numbers on the y-axis: This is about trends, not about numbers.
My point was that, for whatever reason, almost every common word I google in this way shows a significant downward trend. hence, if most words point down it is difficult to put much meaning to uo going down.
Take a look at the word 'polymers' it goes down, but why? Why would most words go down? *shrugs*
But I do agree with your comments ref UO's popularity regardless. On the other hand, I don't mind the lack of overcrowding on cats I used to see.
what came out in 2005 that spiked the news? its not tagged
Quack Quack Quack
I am an Unabashed Quacker Backer
Now for UO: The Pac 10, where we get craftable Trojan Armor, Bear, Duck, Beaver, Cat and Dog Costumes, And new Demon Armor. Oh and a Redwood Tree seed we can grow. (Let's see that covers USC, UCLA, UC-Berkley (Cal), Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Arizona, Arizona State and Stanford. That covers everybody!)
A Tree for Gardeners and Trojan Armor would at least be cool .......
Here's a funny one.
Comparing the graph to what my wife says... if you google the same thing all the time you are bound to lose interest in it. I could be way off base here though.
I think the graph indicates that porn is still the most sought after thing on the internet.
Just because weapons and drugs are harder to get online than porn