Google has a function that most people are aware of called “auto complete.” When you type something into the Google search bar, the suggestions that Google gives are based on the most common searches for the text you have typed in so far. Some of the results in the past have been basically horrifying, though I haven’t seen some of those results lately.
Auto complete is exceptionally useful for doing keyword research (trying to figure out what to base your content around based on what people are searching for) and to see what people are looking for based on your name or business. Sometimes, auto complete is limited because there just aren’t enough closely related searches (sorry, you’re not as popular as you think you are).
How Do People See Where You Live?
So, the next fun experiment is “How do people see the world based on what they type into Google.” Here are the results. If you find any more interesting ones, leave them in the comments and let me know.
Skinny rude people. Compared to fat rude Americans.
Wait, you can be good at lol? How does that happen?
Okay, every nation is rude, but at least Russians get the fun of being crazy and tough (bad driving probably goes along with that).
Remember, these are just based on common searches and what’s showing up in Google’s autocomplete, it’s really not a commentary. In fact, people have gone through great lengths to change these as well (see: How Romanians Went from Ugly to Smart). The big takeaway here is, what does Google autocomplete say about you? It’ll tell you a lot about how you’re seen.