What happens when you type any 3 numbers + ‘new cases’ on google
As a Search Engine Optimization consultant and someone that’s obsessed with Data and the workings of google algorithm, I was testing the knowledge graph for the total number of new cases when the recommended searches pointed me to a random number. I decided to explore this and started adding random numbers to the search query with new cases. Each SERP had a Covid-19/ Corona Virus result with that many cases.
Q: What happens when you Type any 3 numbers + ‘new cases’ in google search?
A: You’ll see only articles that are Coronavirus-related articles. Really, we manually tested this with one hundred searches.
Q: What happens when you Type any 4 numbers + ‘new cases’ in google search?
A: You’ll again, only see articles that are Coronavirus-related articles. We manually tested this with a hundred searches.
The accuracy for results is way higher for 3 digit numbers as compared to 4 digit numbers + new cases. Almost every 3 digital number + new cases search holds true to this result page. For 4 digit numbers, its at 80%. Whatever the variance, its really interesting that Google’s knowledge graph is doing this and there are news articles to support it – globally.
Conspiracy theory, Statistical accuracy, or detailed news reporting – we’ll leave up to you. Tell us what you think in the comments. 🙂