The Marketing Industry According to Google Autocomplete

    by Sam Kusinitz

    Date

    June 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    google_search_autofillYou know when you’re so close to another person that they literally finish your sentences for you? Well, Google's kinda like that person for all of us. When we have a question or are searching for information, Google tries to guess what we’re searching for before we even finish typing out our query.

    While the search engine’s dedication and devotion is unmatched, its Autocomplete suggestions are not always on the money. Sometimes, they're hilarious. Sometimes, they're puzzling. Other times, they're just downright depressing. But most of the time, they offer an interesting look at what people think about a certain search query. 

    So we decided to run a little experiment to see how Google Autocomplete feels about marketing today. Warning: The results are sometimes funny, sometimes disheartening, and sometimes NSFW. But we won't spoil them for you. Check 'em out below.

    Marketing and Advertising According to Google Autocomplete

    1) Marketing is ...

    marketing-is

    2) Advertising is ...

    advertising-is-1

    3) Marketers are ...

    marketers_are

    Really, there's an entire pdf about marketers being liars?

    4) Advertisers are ...

    advertisers-are-1

    Blogging and Bloggers According to Google Autocomplete

    1) Blogging is ...

    blogging-is

    2) Bloggers are ...

    bloggers-are

    3) Bloggers should ...

    bloggers-should

    4) Blogging is for ...

    blogging-is-for

    5) CTAs are ...

    CTAs-are

    Google doesn't have time for CTAs, because CATS.

    6) Landing pages are ...

    landing_pages_are

    Social Media According to Google Autocomplete

    1) Social media is ...

    social-media-is-2

    2) Social media is for ...

    social-media-is-for-1

    3) Facebook is ...

    facebook-is

    4) Facebook is for ...

    facebook-is-for-2

    5) Facebook should ...

    facebook-should-1

    6) Facebook ads are ...

    facebook-ads-are-2

    7) Twitter is ...

    twitter-is-2

    8) Twitter is for ...

    twitter-is-for-2

    9) Twitter should ...

    twitter-should-1

    10) LinkedIn is ...

    linkedin-is

    11) Pinterest is ...

    pinterest-is-1

    12) Pinterest is for ...

    pinterest-is-for-1

    A Taste of Its Own Medicine: Google According to Google Autocomplete

    1) Google is ...

    google-is-2

    2) Google is for ...

    google-is-for-1

    3) Google should ...

    google-should-1

    4) Google will ...

    google-will-1

    Which of these autocompletes most surprised you? 

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    Written by Sam Kusinitz

    Sam Kusinitz is an Editorial Assistant at HubSpot and a recent graduate from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Connect with him @sdkusin and forever Go Blue!

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