Makezine searching in the USA – Ranked by state with StateStats

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Makezine searching in the USA – Ranked by state with StateStats

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Check it out – Makezine searching in the USA – Ranked by state with StateStats.

This tool shows you how popular a Google search query is in each U.S. state, giving a ranking like the one you see in the left column. It then compares this ranking with other ways of ranking states, like average income or population density, using Spearman’s rank correlation. The middle column shows the results of these comparisons, with the strongest correlations listed first. High numbers (close to 1.0) mean that the rankings “line up” closely, which may indicate a relationship between the search query and the ranking metric. For example, mittens tends to be searched by users who are in northerly states (high latitude) and states with a lot of frost. Low numbers (close to -1.0) indicate a negative relationship — that is, the rankings are close to being opposites…

10 thoughts on “Makezine searching in the USA – Ranked by state with StateStats

  1. diggets says:

    Does this mean that we Minnesotans can have a Maker Faire? PLEEAAZZZZZZZZZE?

  2. NGinuity says:

    It seems as though states in the northern half of the USA like MacGyver:
    http://statestats.appspot.com/?q=macgyver

    While only states in the western half like Stargate.
    http://statestats.appspot.com/?q=stargate

    That must mean that they’re nuts about Richard Dean Anderson in the Northwest!

  3. roundonsideshighinmiddle says:

    midwest maker faire should be in ohio. heart of it all. (not sure if they use that anymore though).

  4. Joe In Morgantown says:

    It’s buggy. Half the states are listed as having a 0.

    Perhaps a small sample size?

  5. Pete Marchetto says:

    http://statestats.appspot.com/?q=mr.+t

    Pennsylvania… I’m so proud of my adopted home state.

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