Google Trends: Web Dev II

Well, I just discovered a feature on Google Trends that sheds a different light on my previous post on web development techniques. Displaying several trends in one image reveals the relative size of search volumes of specific terms.

As can be seen when comparing ‘zope’, ‘plone’, ‘ruby rails’ and ‘turbogears’:

webdev comparisons zope ruby on rails turbogears plone

Somewhat related, ‘mambo’ and ‘joomla’:

joomla mambo

Try for yourself.

6 Responses to “Google Trends: Web Dev II”

  1. Riesch Says:

    I would make the search-terms somewhat discriminative…

    mambo vs joomla:
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=mambo+cms%2Cjoomla+cms

    That gives you a somewhat different picture (although mambo and joomla are still coming towards each other). Besides this, I don’t think that a search-trend would qualify as a valid measurement for the success or, even better, the quality of a product. The dumb masses etc.🙂

  2. Jeroen Nederhoed Says:

    Hello,

    I just stopped by (via Google ;)).

    I have to disagree partly with the previous comment by Riesh:

    I don’t think that a search-trend would qualify as a valid measurement for the success or, even better, the quality of a product.

    first of all succes and quality hang closely together to speak generally.
    second of all hum,hum any Dutch people here?
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=wuppie

  3. Riesch Says:

    You’ve just stated my claim🙂. The whole concept of a Wuppy is one of the least creative maginations of man-kind, it’s crappy (made in China) and it’s owned by vader abraham.

    Need I say more ?

  4. Jeroen Nederhoed Says:

    that’s just your opinion. If wuppies are that crappy then why are they such a big hit. Such a big hit could not come from a non-creative idea. The production in China keeps the costs low which is another key to its succes.

  5. nederhoed Says:

    Actually, it is hard to discriminate between multiple semantically different uses for the same word.

    Say you want to compare ruby and python search trends. Should we use:

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=ruby,python
    or
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=ruby+programming,python+programming
    or
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=ruby+language,python+language

  6. Riesch Says:

    yes!

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