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Tennis Fool
Oct 17th, 2004, 05:52 PM
Above Nascar, Eminem, George Bush and John Kerry.

Good for tennis?

Frank
Oct 17th, 2004, 05:54 PM
What's a "Buzz index"?

Tennis Fool
Oct 17th, 2004, 06:03 PM
What's a "Buzz index"?
Yahoo keeps count of searches, and creates a list for the most popular searches for the day and week. So, for today, more people searched for information on the web for "Maria Sharapova" than they did for "George Bush".

It's a way to keep in tune with what's hot--what people are interested in with pop culture.

Frank
Oct 17th, 2004, 06:07 PM
Yahoo keeps count of searches, and creates a list for the most popular searches for the day and week. So, for today, more people searched for information on the web for "Maria Sharapova" than they did for "George Bush".

It's a way to keep in tune with what's hot--what people are interested in with pop culture.
I see. Thanks for explaining. ;)

Hmmmmm...I guess attention is always good for tennis, since it raises money.

jacobruiz
Oct 17th, 2004, 06:09 PM
Of course it's a good thing! Anything that makes people interested in learning more about, watching or playing tennis is great!:bounce:

jace
Oct 17th, 2004, 06:13 PM
1 Maria Sharapova +11844.85%
2 Mary Cheney +3742.99%
3 Kobe Bryant's Accuser +1456.57%
4 Moon Sighting +629.55%
5 Doonesbury +628.18%
6 NASCAR +491.25%
7 Petra Nemcova +463.72%
8 Alexander Pring-wilson +419.64%
9 Lufkin Daily News +398.44%
10 The Apprentice +340.32%
11 Bill O'Reilly +325.57%
12 Cricket India +311.23%
13 Osama bin Laden +309.61%
14 Ty Lattimore +305.43%
15 Ronald Reagan +296.40%


That's not a natural jump to me. Looks like someone was playing with bots. It's not like she won anything or did anything special since yesterday.

goldenlox
Oct 17th, 2004, 06:16 PM
Maria's name is barely on the radar this week. It sounds like some kind of error.

Tennis Fool
Oct 17th, 2004, 06:27 PM
Well, I clicked on her name and the information that came up was about her headling that tournament in Asia. Isn't that this week?

goldenlox
Oct 17th, 2004, 06:28 PM
No, this week was Moscow. Maria doesn't play tennis in Russia. So she took the week off.

Tennis Fool
Oct 17th, 2004, 06:30 PM
It's Sunday ;) I meant the week starting today.

Frank
Oct 17th, 2004, 06:31 PM
Zürich isn't in Asia...;)

tennischick
Oct 17th, 2004, 10:44 PM
go Maria!!!!! :bounce:

mypapa_je
Oct 17th, 2004, 11:37 PM
It's indicate that Maria is the most popular in the world , therefore it's good for tenis development.
And you can not compare with others tenis players right now. .................. go Maria



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Rocketta
Oct 17th, 2004, 11:52 PM
I think it might have something to do with the fact that Yahoo was running her picture on the front of their search page last week. Everytime I went to yahoo they had a thumbnail of her pic next to the sports link? Wonder if they counted that everytime someone clicked on her picture? :confused:

InDemand
Oct 18th, 2004, 12:01 AM
I think it might have something to do with the fact that Yahoo was running her picture on the front of their search page last week. Everytime I went to yahoo they had a thumbnail of her pic next to the sports link? Wonder if they counted that everytime someone clicked on her picture? :confused:
Yahoo posted thumbnail pictures of the most popular searches... Which in turn made them even more popular...

Stefwhit
Oct 18th, 2004, 02:14 AM
During the US Open Maria was ranked #3 on Netscape's most searched catogories, behind the NFL which was #2 and Serena Williams who was #1. Serena and Maria both stayed in the top 5 for most of the two weeks, one day Maria was higher than Serena but Maria was never #1. ....not sure why I never posted it, guess i didn't think it was that big a deal- but in actuallly it's pretty impressive.

Jarrett
Oct 18th, 2004, 03:53 AM
I am sure most of the searches were "Maria Sharapova Nude"

xr6turbo
Oct 18th, 2004, 03:57 AM
I am sure most of the searches were "Maria Sharapova Nude"

:tape:

firefly_ac
Oct 18th, 2004, 04:29 AM
so..??:rolleyes: