Thursday, December 03, 2009

Google Burgh

Spotted first via Governing.com.. but google has listed its top search terms by city (or region?).  For Pittsburgh the top 10 are half expected and a few not:
  1. carnegie library oakland
  2. hofbrauhaus
  3. rivers casino
  4. cmu directory
  5. ccac blackboard
  6. kdka news pittsburgh
  7. cmu blackboard
  8. cmu hub
  9. parkvale online banking
  10. port authority pittsburgh

4 Comments:

Blogger Miller said...

Which ones did you find surprising? The most surprising is maybe Port Authority on first glance, but it has to be people checking routes and schedules so that's not strange.

Thursday, December 03, 2009 3:46:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

I guess I was wondering about Parkvale alone among any financial firms. I presume CCAC Blackboard refers to something other than a literal blackboard. But I guess the rest are not surprising. But it would be interesting to get a list net of the folks up on the CMU campus.. or a longer list. and is the hofbrauhaus that popular?

Thursday, December 03, 2009 6:18:00 PM  
Blogger aothman said...

These are the top terms that are uniquely over-represented in Pgh. That's probably why you see hyper-local stuff that no other metros are searching for, like CCAC and Parkvale, over terms that are undoubtedly more popular, like Pitt or PNC.

Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:20:00 PM  
Blogger fester said...

Blackboard is a class/course content management system that is half decent from both the professor/TA end and the student end. CMU has been using it since ~2000 and I am glad to see CCAC is using it as well.

Thursday, December 03, 2009 9:12:00 PM  

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