This is what we thought would be an easy question to answer. After all, isn’t it just a matter of looking up “Linda’s Speedway” on Google? But, as it turns out, being the face of a brand means you’ll never be able to go to bed or wake up without being asked about it. The amount of interest in Linda’s Speedway was staggering. In fact, we received more interest than we could have ever imagined over this simple question. So, to keep you intrigued, here’s a detailed answer.
Linda’s Speedway is Huge!
Let’s take a look at the numbers. Within 24 hours of asking Google “How big is Linda’s Speedway?” we had a grand total of 3.4 million results on our search engine. While the results vary from complete websites to blogs to mentions on social media, we’re going to focus on the first two for our numbers.
The first result that came up was the official website for Linda’s Speedway. When you visit the website, you’ll see the familiar face of Linda along with a short introduction to the brand. If you click on the “Visit Speedway Farms” button, you’ll be taken to a page that displays all of their locations, maps, prices, and hours. As you’d assume, most people will be going to the location closest to them. In Linda’s case, that’s Horsetown, Indiana.
The second result that came up was a blog post from Hoopties.com that featured Linda’s Speedway in its list of the Top 20 Hottest Farm & Food Blogs. While the post didn’t name Linda as the owner of the brand, it did reference an article that did and said that Linda owns her own ranch in Texas and runs a farm that supplies many of their restaurants with produce. The post went on to say that Linda’s ranch is the stuff of legends.
What’s truly staggering is that both of these results came up without ever having visited a Google search engine. This is because their websites were the #1 and #2 ranked results for our simple search query. Now, if you’re reading this and thinking that your website should be appearing at the top of the list too, don’t worry—you can get on our VIP list for free and have your website ranked higher than ever before! Just check out our premium upgrade and get started today.
Another interesting tidbit about both of these websites is that they were registered around the same time—June 12, 2012. In the past, if we had gotten on our hands the registration information for either one of these sites, we probably would have assumed that they were connected because both of them are owned by the same person. But, because they were registered at such a young date, it’s evident that they were created independently. This is another example of how Google is expanding the search engine’s knowledge of the web and not just reflecting what’s already out there.
It’s pretty clear from the numbers alone that if you have a question about a car or an animal or even a vegetable, the chances are you can find an answer on the Internet somewhere. But this doesn’t mean that you have to limit your search results to what you find online. In some cases, this can actually hurt your search results because not all websites are made equal. Some websites are actually better than others at answering your questions, and it’s important to find these so-called “factual” websites and build your knowledge from there.
For instance, if you had a question about the depth of the oceans, you wouldn’t turn to Google for the answer. Instead, you’d likely go to Oceanworlds.com or Seashellsand.com for a more in-depth answer. It’s also important to note that while these websites may have the information you’re looking for, they may not all be presenting it in the most user-friendly manner. So, if you know the type of statistics you’re looking for, it might make sense to do a little bit of research on the subject before hand.
What Types of Questions Can You Ask?
While we love answering questions about cars and trucks and even vegetables, the point of this exercise was to show you that there are many different types of questions you can ask using the search engine. As long as you know the alphabet, you can find the answers you’re looking for. Keep in mind though, that with every question you ask, you’ll be given a list of options that are answers you might find useful. In other words, asking a question isn’t an exact science, but rather a tool that can help you find the information you need.
The Search Engine as a Tool
Having the ability to search the Internet doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to what you find online. While doing so can certainly be useful, remember that the Internet is a massive storehouse of information. You don’t have to limit yourself to what you find there either. In some cases, going beyond the results online can actually help you find the answer you need. For instance, if you’re curious about the best time of year to visit a certain country or state, you can look up the information on that country’s or state’s website or even on a local tourism board page. The point is that although the Internet is a fantastic source of information, it doesn’t mean there’s only one source for every answer. If you have a question, there’s probably someone out there that can help you. You just have to know where to look.
The Importance of Research
In the grand scheme of things, the Internet isn’t that big. In fact, it’s probably somewhere around a quarter of a millionths of the entire known universe. That’s a lot of zeros, and it makes the information contained on it seem pretty insignificant. But what that means is that if you don’t go looking for it, you’re not going to find it. Just because there’s a lot of information doesn’t mean that all of it is important or relevant to you. You have to do the legwork of researching each subject individually to find the answers you need.
How to Ask the Right Question
While doing your research doesn’t hurt, asking the right question is just as important. If you’re ever in the situation where you have a question and you just want to find the answer without doing a great deal of research, you can always ask Google. But, as we’ve established, the Internet is a pretty big place, and it’s likely that your question will be answered by someone else before you even got to the end of your question. So, what do you do? It’s simple. You research the question and find the existing information online first. Once you find that, you go to the next level and see who else has asked the same question. By finding the answer to your question first, you increase your chances of finding the correct answer. This doesn’t always happen, but it’s certainly a better strategy than just asking Google and hoping for the best.
More Than Meets The Eye
One of the things we love the most about the Internet is that it can contain so much information, but it doesn’t always have to. If you know the right way to look, you can find exactly what you need without having to sort through a lot of “noise.” For instance, if you’re looking for a book on North Korea and want to read something in English, you can find the perfect book in minutes instead of hours thanks to Google’s predictive text. The point is that even though the Internet is a massive place, it’s still a finite number of websites, forums, and blogs. That means that if you know where to look, the information you need is out there.
Where Can I Find The Information I Need?
You’ve got a question about cars or trucks or maybe even animals—where do you start your search? Naturally, you go to the Internet first and see what comes up in the search engine. But, as we established, that’s not the only place you should be looking. You can also search by contacting the organization that keeps track of these things or looking at the government’s website for the same topic. Or, if you know the name of the product you need and can give it an aptronym, you can look up the product on Amazon and read customer reviews. Most importantly, if you don’t know where to look or what to search for, ask someone. Someone who knows more about the subject than you do and can point you in the right direction.
As you can see, there are many different ways to find the answers you need on the Internet. Sometimes, that means going online and trying to find the information yourself. Other times, it means going to someone else’s website and consuming their content. There are pros and cons to both of these methods, but in the end, it’s all about finding what works best for you.