Googlewhack scoring system

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  1. deftron

    deftron Lifer

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    UPDATE:

    There's an official way to score your Googlewhacks that I wasn't aware of.

    Basically everything is the same except you

    multiply your results

    This provides more of a challenge as to find the perfect balance of high results for both words

    PLease use this method in score reporting

    My record using the official multiplication way

    biomechanical sawhorses

    4,024,800,000




    Most Googlewhacks involve combinations of uncommon or rare words ..

    The more common a word is, the harder it is to include it in a Googlewhack

    Two common words in a Googlewhack is the most challenging


    I have an idea on how to score Googlewacks based on the commonness of the words used..

    First, find a Googlewhack (try to use as common as you can words). Remember, word lists don't count.

    Then do a Google search on each word in your Google whack (the more common a word is, the more results it will get)

    Add the results from both words (UPDATE: Multiply them for the official way).. and that is your Googlewhack score.

    Here's an example.

    My Googlewhack is biomechanical sawhorses

    A search for biomechanical has 129,000 results

    A search for sawhorses has 31,200 results

    My Googlewack score: 160,200

    Official multiplied score is 4,024,800,000


    My new Googlewhack record[/b] (addition way)

    sex hasenpfeffers

    157,000,031

    Ancient thread revived by noob for no reason at all.
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  2. illusion88

    illusion88 Lifer

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    can I put them in quotes?
     
  3. deftron

    deftron Lifer

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    no
     
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    just two words?
     
  5. RaynorWolfcastle

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    polymorphic crossbeams - 223,000 + 14,200 = 234,200 points for me
     
  6. deftron

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    nice!


     
  7. Evadman

    Evadman Administrator Emeritus<br>Elite Member

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    polythestic ownage. polytheistic: 25000, ownage 30900 = 55900.

    If you search for "polythestic ownage" without the quotes, you get exactly 1.

    Does that mean I win?

    <edit>
    Oh wait, I get it now, my bad.


     
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    Man I hit the jackpot:
    java muckrakes: 32,800,000 + 169 = I'm done with this, when someone beats this I'll look again :D
     
  10. deftron

    deftron Lifer

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    Ahh ... Nice strategy !


    Sorry to burst your bubble now

    sex hasenpfeffers

    sex gets 157,000,000 results

    hasenpfeffers gets 31 results

    NEW GOGLEWACK WORLD RECORD: 157,000,031

    :cool:


     
  11. Evadman

    Evadman Administrator Emeritus<br>Elite Member

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    You have all been own3d.

    Pseudorhombicuboctahedron (17) Pseudorhombicuboctahedron definition here
    sex: The rest of the internet. (179,000,000)

    Total: 179,000,017

    :D

    <edit>
    Damnit!
     
  12. deftron

    deftron Lifer

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    Sex only gets 157,000,000 results

    and Pseudorhombicuboctahedron is not listed in dictionary.com ... Thus not a true Googlewhack ;)

    Both words need to be underlined (linked) in the blue part

    And you used a list for your result..,



    Nice try though :p
     
  13. Evadman

    Evadman Administrator Emeritus<br>Elite Member

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    sex: 174,000,000 seems to change moment to moment.

    <edit>
    just got 178,000,000, then 179,000,000

    <edit #2>
    now 168M. Just click on it a few times.
     
  14. UDT89

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    isnt this supposed to be like golf? lower the score the better?
     
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    What browser are you using ?


    I'm consistently getting 157,000,000 for sex


    By the way

    Here's the official Googlewhack rules
     
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    scoring is done my multiplying the 2 results, methinks.

    FAQ
     
  18. Evadman

    Evadman Administrator Emeritus<br>Elite Member

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    Regular old IE. <screenshot removed just in case> Not that Iam arguing with you or anything, just wierd.
     
  19. deftron

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    makes more sense .. didn't know there was already a scoring system..

    guess that prevents everyone from using sex as one of their words ;)


    I'll update my first post

     
  20. merlocka

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    3 letter words aren't allowed either.

    FAQ
     
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    The goal is to get two really common search words, and when put together they have very few results, ideally one. But, both the words have to be able to be looked up at dictionary.com, so "That AndyTriboletti" would not qualify. ;)
     
  22. UDT89

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    why dont i understand this......i guess im tired
     
  23. Gnurb

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    Insect poeciliid

    edit: according to the rules in the faq, i got

    117,528,000
     
  24. Gnurb

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    Sabellian + cauliflower

    close, 2 matches together, both in the dictionary.

    Sabellian + sublingual gland

    got a match of 1, but i don't think it qualifies since there is 3 words. it's in dictionary.com
     
  25. Gnurb

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    AHHHHH!! I just wasted 45 minutes of my life trying to find a 'googlewhack'

    For what? I think I'm addicted.
     
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