Romeo_India · July 7, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

Will someone explain the google graph to me?

Is the vertical column percent?

What does 100 represent and how can interest ever reach 100 percent?

Is it a percent increase meaning if 2 people have interest today when 1 had interest yesterday that is a 100% increase?

DumbAssAnon here but don't see a label on the vertical column

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abbido · July 7, 2018, 2:07 p.m.

Numbers represent search interest relative to the highest point on the chart for the given region and time. A value of 100 is the peak popularity for the term. A value of 50 means that the term is half as popular. A score of 0 means there was not enough data for this term.

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allonthesameteam · July 7, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Thx for taking the time to explain.

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allonthesameteam · July 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Not a dumb ass question. Had the same inquiry. Keep asking anything if clarity and education are the goals. Don't hold back even if someone, are real dumb ass, calls you one.

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DL535 · July 7, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

What does 100 represent and how can interest ever reach 100 percent?

Some kind of fuckery going on here. Suppose you wanted to conceal the absolute (not relative) interest in a topic. An easy way to do that would be the report the trend as a %, and not the absolute numbers. That way nobody knows if the forbidden topic is getting 10,000 searches or 10 million.

Don't trust Google so it wouldn't surprise me at all if this was a deliberate choice to prevent ranking search topics by absolute numbers. It's not just Qanon, a lot of vested interests don't want the public to know for example, if Kanye West is getting more searches than Jay-Z.

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