Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Stocks DD Opines: Google trends on keywords Herbalife, Amway

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Disclosure: I am neither long or short Herbalife. Nor am I making any allegations that Herbalife or Amway is scam or pyramid scheme. I have no opinions on it.

1. I wanted to see how the google trend of the word "Herbalife" looks like to check if there are any spikes

2. Then I wanted to see how the google trends of the words "Herbalife scam" or "Amway scam"  looked like to check if there are any spikes

This proves that Ackman's mission of educating people is almost an impossible mission.   Also, nothing meaningfully has changed in google trends over Herbalife since Ackman made the presentation in December.

3. What is also interesting to see , regions that googled the word "Herbalife" over the last 3 years. You see the geographies are continuously changing over the period as Herbalife opens shop in each countries


  1. Dude...
    What do the numbers on the graph mean?

    The numbers on the graph reflect how many searches have been done for a particular term, relative to the total number of searches done on Google over time. They don't represent absolute search volume numbers, because the data is normalized and presented on a scale from 0-100. Each point on the graph is divided by the highest point, or 100. When we don't have enough data, 0 is shown.

  2. can you explain this in further detail ?