List of Google fiber bids by city
- This list, on the Wired Pen blog, is the best I've found.
- A Grand Rapids marketing firm takes in all the data and boils it down. Pdf download.
- Monitor all Twitter mentions of #googleavl, the official Twitter hashtag for Asheville and Google fiber.
- Monitor all Twitter mentions of #googlefiber, the unofficial Twitter hashtag for all things Google fiber.
- Monitor them both in one search.
- All videos tagged with mentions of Google Fiber
- All videos tagged with mentions of Asheville and Google Fiber
- You'll have to join Twitter and install Tweetdeck (both free)- but the payoff is tracking any twitter topic in real time, using Tweetdeck's columns. You can set it and forget it.
All Social Media, Using UberVU
- Use the free search feature they offer. It aggregates Twitter with other sources. It has some other features worth playing with, like graphs of two terms.
- Search all mentions of Google Fiber in Uber Vu
- Google Trends charts major search terms, including some geographical data about who is searching.
- Watch the term Google fiber ebb and flow over time. Google Trends only tracks shows terms with large traffic.
- I've saved the best for last. By learning to use Google search operators, you can get better results from the search page and from Google Alerts, which are basically saved searches.
- The parts you should type in the search box are written in italics. The words you should replace with your own keywords [are in brackets].
- Shows links to a site:
- Shows link anchor text:
- Shows all instances a phrase is used in the sites text:
- Show keywords if they are used in a page title
- Show keywords used in a URL:
- Show a URL used in the text of a site:
- Show all mentions of a URL in the last 24 hours, except where those mentions are on the same site
- [domain name] -site:[same domain name]
- Then, after the search runs, hit the “show options” link and choose “past 24 hours” This way you’ll get two peeks at what Google thinks is important – overall, and then just in the last day.
- Bingo! Now you have all links to a site published in the last 24 hours, not counting links on the site itself.
- Examples of fancy searches. Use searches like these, but save them as Google Alerts. Then you can get emails updating you on exactly what you want to know.
Of course, no one knows. Really. And the things we can measure are probably not important to Google’s decision making process. But, using these tools, you can follow along - and I bet next week gets a little crazy.