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October 14, 2008

How Many Times Have You Searched Google?

While it's difficult to estimate your number of searches, Google Web History shows the total number of searches performed when you were logged in. The service was launched in April 2005, but my account shows data from December 2005.

Google Web History is enabled by default when you create a Google account and it records your searches, the search results you click on and your browsing history, but the last feature is opt-in.


In 2003, Google tested a counter that displayed the number of searches, but that feature didn't go live. "The counter is displayed at the bottom of Google's home page, and shows both a numeric count and a color bar to represent the frequency of your searching. (...) Beyond being an interesting gimmick, what's the purpose of the counter? Though Google has removed the counter FAQ page, its answer to the question What do I win was the zen-like There is no winning. There is only self-awareness. The search is endless."

38 comments:

  1. Wow, you beat me by a lot (I'm about at 25K). However, my first search is listed as Oct 3, 2005 :P.

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  2. 15040 since Dec 2007 that`s when i started using service.

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  3. btw this blog has been featured on PCMAG page 76 for top technology websites.

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  4. 8977 since april 2007.

    That's like 16 searches per day. Yeah:P

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  5. Total Google searches: 16564
    since: Jan 30, 2007

    :P

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  6. 11988 searches since Apr 7, 2006

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  7. 12847 since Oct 5, 2005.
    Is it bad that I know my days off work by the darker green on that day?

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  8. 10540 since Feb 2007

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  9. works only with google toolbars it says, so as i use mainly opera and search on it with the g shortcut.

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  10. Google Toolbar is a requirement for tracking your web history, not the Google search history.

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  11. I only have 1855 searches since May 2005 as I mainly save URLs I actually might need in the future. :)

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  12. 10581 since June 8, 2005. Most of my searches are done with specific search engines: Wikipedia, YouTube, Amazon, Ubuntu Forums so I cut out the middle man (Google).

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  13. April 29, 2005 is my earliest search, and I have searched for an amazing Total Google searches: 32918! I am starting to realize that perhaps I really do have an addiction! I think I should either seek help or perhaps start working for google!

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  14. @erwan
    Another Opera user here, using a gresemonkey script to have my web history tracked

    Add this to your User Scripts directory (Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Content > [Javascript options] > at the bottom)
    http://www.nomorepasting.com/getpaste.php?pasteid=21149

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  15. There is no winning. There is only self-awareness. The search is endless.

    Indeed. The cosmic ballet continues...

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  16. There are certain applications are available to find out how many times a phrase has been searched. This applications comes under SEO.
    mail me for more details - paras4387@gmail.com

    - Paras Dorle

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  17. 29944 since Feb 2007 :)

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  18. 38866 searches sice october 14 2008

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  19. MINE is 38866 :D............

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  20. 38155 since november 2009

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  21. 41076 since 26 July 2005. Wow i am addicted :D

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  22. Since Oct 14 2011 38866. Its alot :P

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  23. Of course when I try to look at mine, Google Search History is turned off. On by default my ass! I also used Google Toolbar for about five years.

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  24. 16935 since June 26, 2010 (Even though I have been on google since 2004 :p)

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  25. 25620 since April 21 2007 :)

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  26. Oh. My. Gosh. since December 18th 2006- 71,883. Is something wrong with me?

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  27. Total Google searches: 43244
    since Jan 13, 2009

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