[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia words

Charles Matthews charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com
Mon Oct 5 18:17:16 UTC 2009

Apoc 2400 wrote:
> Google searches:
> portmanteau - 573,000 hits
> portmanteau wikipedia - 88,400 hits
> Conclusion: 15% of uses of the word portmanteau on the internet are on or
> related to Wikipedia?
Google hits as metric seem to mean less than ever. I've just chased to 
the far end of the Google searches: there were 75 pages total of hits 
for the first. And 77 pages of hits for the second. So just over 100% of 
uses on the Web for "portmanteau" are related to Wikipedia?

Google-watchers may know more, but the "raw" number of hits seems to 
collapse under some sort of screening and/or condensation, often by a 
factor of 1000.


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