It may not always give us what we want, but it’s hard to deny how much we rely on Google for finding things every day. Not convinced you do? Check your Google search history to see how many searches you perform daily.
I was browsing various Google search tools yesterday while writing about when Google doesn’t have the answer and brainstorming about the best ways to tweak your search when Google doesn’t give you what you want when I stumbled onto the web history page. We’ve covered this tool ages ago, but what I hadn’t remembered was the small Web Activity widget on the right of the page. This little widget counts how many times you search Google every day (while logged into your Google account). And wow do I search a lot of Google. I regularly perform over 76 searches a day, and as far back as October, the only day I didn’t search Google at least once was November 12th (a day I was traveling).
I wouldn’t necessarily call it shocking, or surprising, but it’s certainly interesting, and now I’m curious:
(Click here and log into your Google account for your web search history.)
Update: Reader Kevin Huff writes in to point out the trends page of your search history (pictured below), which packed with interesting history regarding your searches.
Google doesn’t provide you with an average, but you can get a pretty good idea by looking over your history, so pick the option above that fits you best. If you found anything interesting about your search habits, let’s hear more about it in the comments. And if you’re creeped out by what you find, don’t forget that you can disable and delete your Google web history permanently (one of our favorite Google settings you should know about).