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46. Growing a Google Word


You can grow yourself a Google word, letter by letter, starting with any seed. Here are the rules to make it work.

Take any letter, or a couple of letters. Say, “bo.” This is your seed word.

Now check the Google results for “boa,” “bob,” “boc” and so on for all letters in the alphabet. Checking this letter by letter yourself is tedious, but you can automate this using FindForward (see findforward.com/?t=letter … be patient when using this tool because it needs to check Google several times to return the results). Here’s what we get:

boa = 654,000
bob = 13,400,000
boc = 876,000
bod = 536,000
boe = 303,000
bof = 213,000
bog = 8,390,000
boh = 126,000
boi = 269,000
boj = 133,000
bok = 649,000
bol = 601,000
bom = 652,000
bon = 2,760,000
boo = 832,000
bop = 503,000