Interesting to see the Google search volume patterns by country over the past 7 days, comparing the topics of health (blue) versus economy (red). Comparing through time, it appears that Italy and Vietnam have switched proportionally from 'health' to 'economy' in the last few days. Malaysia and Indonesia appear to have gone in the opposite... Continue Reading →
It may be possible that remote working from home becomes 'the norm' in some areas, with travel to the workplace 'the exception' (flipping the pre-lockdown practice for many). A resulting change in behaviour where people do indeed search their company resources and external literature 'more' could have implications on a number of levels. There is... Continue Reading →
With many countries in Lockdown for over a month, the kick up in Internet Search usage trend appears to show no sign of levelling off.
These are the Top 100 sites we are visiting for queries containing the term "geology" for the past 3 months (Jan -March 2020) also showing their usage these past 12 months (source: similarweb). Average 213,000 queries a month. From Education to Engineering; Planetary Geology to Climate Change; Economic/Mining to Petroleum; Maps to News; Careers to... Continue Reading →
Additional evidence that we may be spending more time searching for information using search engines, most likely due to more people at home. What may be interesting to see is whether these are just short term changes, or whether recent events could have a longer lasting impact on search behaviour.
Some new developments for the OpportunityFinder(R) algorithm - detecting oil and gas exploration opportunities in text. https://infosciencetechnologies.com #oilandgas #digitaltransformation #artificialintelligence
The use of mobile search through smartphones and tablets has been on an unrelenting march ever since it was reported in 2015 as overtaking desktop search. During the past month (March 2020) there is evidence for a reversal of that trend. The most plausible explanation possibly being the lockdowns caused by COVID-19 with more people... Continue Reading →
Assuming we now have a predominantly remote working sector in many areas, after an initial disruption period there appears to have been a dramatic rebound in literature search. In some cases there are even more searches being made this week than prior to the COVID-19 lockdowns. These data may be another piece of evidence to... Continue Reading →