A new site puts a spin on the "am I hot or not" craze, by using Google to assess the relative popularity of opposite or 'competing' search terms.
Who on the web is more popular -- George W. Bush or Saddam Hussein? Does God rank higher than Satan? And perhaps most importantly, is broccoli sweeter than chocolate to the world's web users?
Googlefight offers the answers. Simply type in two "competing" search terms, and you'll see the number of results found in Google for each word.
Googlefight isn't a serious research tool by any means -- but it does offer a fun perspective on who and what the web is "voting" for, based on the number of times words are found in Google results.
More on Singingfish Paid Inclusion
Singingfish has officially launched its paid inclusion program that was featured in last Thursday's SearchDay. The company has added two new pages concerning the program. About Singingfish Paid Inclusion provides full details of the program.
Singingfish also clarified that in addition to XML format, it can also accept Excel spreadsheets that are bulk data delimited in almost any fashion, in content providers' own XML format.
To sign up for the program, use Marketleap's Guaranteed Paid Inclusion form. For now, Marketleap is the exclusive partner for Singingfish's paid inclusion program, but Singingfish is interested in funneling sales opportunities through Marketleap by way of affiliates or lead-sharing prospects.
Search Engine Forums Spotlight
Success in optimizing your site
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Google content-targeted advertising
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PR on the fly - new Google patent
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How much privacy is being forfeited by using the Google Toolbar
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Overture to acquire Web search unit of FAST
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Overture just bought Fast!
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SEO campaign effectiveness quotient
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