December 23, 2012

Searching for Christmas: Year 8, Round 3 Results

Filed under: Economy,MSM Biz/Other Bias,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 12:16 pm

Doing the searches now; will analyze the results after Christmas.

Google News shopping-related searches:

Last year’s Round 3 results performed on December 22 had “Christmas” about half of a percentage point lower.

Google News layoff-related searches:

  • Christmas layoffs (not in quotes, also excluding the word “challenger” to ensure that items relating to the mass layoffs report issued by Challenger & Christmas were excluded) — 14,200 results (27.00%)
  • Holiday layoffs (not in quotes) — 14,500 results (27.57%)
  • Holidays layoffs (not in quotes) — 23,900 results (45.43%)
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