Sunday, January 01, 2006

Looking for Love on Google

I had an interesting idea. I decided to search for an exact phrase in Google. Not just any phrase, but in particular the phrase "I Love Israel". For those of you whom are not certain on how search engine dynamics work, in order to look up a pinpoint specific phrase, you put the search string in quotations. For Example, "I love gefilte" (Google found 196 websites with that exact phrase). Now that I have explained what I did, let me share the results of my "I Love..." search in Google: European Google DATA "i love israel" - 34,800 websites found -versus- "i love russia" - 17,800 websites found "i love germany" - 23,000 websites found "i love france" - 30,400 websites found "i love england" - 21,000 websites found "i love spain" - 22,000 websites found "i love sweden" - 19,100 websites found "i love italy" - 32,000 websites found CONCLUSSION Israel is loved more than any other individual country in Europe. Maybe it's not scientifically provable, but Google must know something that other people do not. Hey I trust Google for all my searches! Mideast Google DATA "i love israel" - 34,800 websites found -versus- "i love egypt" - 939 websites found "i love saudi arabia" - 609 websites found "i love iraq" - 852 websites found "i love lebanon" - 1,730 websites found "i love kuwait" - 1,080 websites found "i love bahrain" - 786 websites found "i love syria" - 569 websites found "i love jordan" - 602 websites found "i love yemen" - 343 websites found "i love qatar" - 448 websites found CONCLUSSION Even if you add up all the other love for the Arab Mideast nations, it's still 5 times less loved than Eretz Yisrael. What's even more revealing than that is that when you search the phrase "i love algebra" it comes up with 922 websites found. Shouldn't that embarrass the Arabs that half of their nations have less "i love" results for them than bloody algebra did?!? Even the nasty term "i love being sick" got 491 websites found (which is more than "i love qatar" or "i love yemen"). This proves that more people would rather have the flu than travel to the Arab world. Pop Culture Google DATA "i love israel" - 34,800 websites found -versus- "i love britney spears" - 905 websites found "i love jessica simpson" - 3200 websites found "i love the beatles" - 33,300 websites found "i love tyra banks" - 943 websites found "i love kate moss" - 1,130 websites found CONCLUSSION Although The Beatles came close, not even they could knock Israel off of the top of the love chain. Maybe we could get kids to trade in their boy/girl band posters for maps of Israel? Probablly not, but it's a nice thought. Other Google DATA "i love israel" - 34,800 websites found "i love jerusalem" - 1,520 websites found "i love tel-aviv" - 474 websites found -versus- "i love islam" - 19,100 websites found "i love mecca" - 147 websites found "i love cairo" - 218 websites found CONCLUSSION I am not surprised by this one, afterall, would you rather vacation in Tel-Aviv or Mecca? Please, hands down, it's Israel all the way. =================== and finally the knockout punch.... "i love israel" - 34,800 websites found -versus- "i hate israel" - 986 websites found (to be continued...)


Blogger ifyouwillit said...

Good to know that even if the world hates us, the internet is on our side.

1/01/2006 05:10:00 AM  
Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report said...

yeah, its nice to be able to smile about some things at least.

1/01/2006 10:22:00 AM  
Blogger Stevin said...

That's awesome.
I did a search for the phrase "I love women", and it came back with 114 million results.
Israel is well loved, but women, who can compete with them?

1/01/2006 11:02:00 AM  
Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report said...

hehe, yeah, tough competition.

1/01/2006 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous josh said...

Only problem is you're limiting the language to English. If you search for "J'aime la France" for example, you get an additional 22,900 pages for that country.

1/01/2006 09:04:00 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Tovya, you'd be surprised how unsettling the fact that (even though I live there) Tel-Aviv got so many matches. Have u tried searching for "Tel-Aviv,gay capital of the world" or "Tel-Aviv,home of Shimon Peres (and others)?

Good luck:)

1/02/2006 02:00:00 PM  
Blogger Tova Shulamit said...

this was hilarious.. Thanks for the laugh today

1/02/2006 09:44:00 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Tovya: Fantastic!

The Muqata salutes you!

1/03/2006 05:43:00 AM  
Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report said...


My primary language is English, and I certainly don't know French. With that being said, most of the world wide web is written in English as it is the most popular second language in the world, and is the language of choice for business.

secondly, your missing the point of the post which is meant to be fun. so live a little. i'm a jew, so i get happy about positive jewish things.


HAHA, yeah i believe that.


glad you liked it.


thanks for the salute, i need all the salutes i can get

1/03/2006 07:50:00 PM  
Blogger Yury Puzis said...

actually, my search returned 47,000 results for "I love israel". hm...

1/10/2006 04:47:00 PM  
Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report said...

actually mine too (now)... what does this tell us? the love for israel is spreading :-)

1/10/2006 05:08:00 PM  

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