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January 10, 2008

Trends in Google Checkout

Google is all about numbers, metrics and stats, so it's natural to see features that explore trends in user's activities. There's a product for search trends, one for music trends and now a product that shows trends in Google Checkout.

"Google Checkout Trends aggregates the sales data of Google Checkout merchants and charts it in a matter of seconds," explains the product's blog. As usually, Google doesn't show actual numbers, just the revenue evolution over time. The charts are borrowed from Google Finance, so they'll look familiar.

1 comment:

  1. So what conclusions can I gather from this:

    http://checkout.google.com/trends/results?q=apple,+orange

    Are people buying oranges through google checkout?

    Same with this:

    http://checkout.google.com/trends/results?q=honda,+toyota

    I haven't seen the google checkout logo at my local car dealership.

    It also looks like the sales of jet engines really dropped off the charts around the holidays, especially compared to guns:

    http://checkout.google.com/trends/results?q=jet%20engine,%20guns

    Are we supposed to take this seriously? Is this data even real?

    Total junk.

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