Google Graphing Fun
April 23, 2003 3:00 AM   Subscribe

Graphing Google Neat little Java applet which will create pretty graphs of inter-site relationships based on Google's 'Related Sites' feature. Check out MetaFilter,BBC News and Slashdot for good examples of how deep the inter linking can go. Try graphing your own site! Neat. (Requires Java)
posted by metaxa (8 comments total)
Wow. Just wow.

Had to dl Sun's Java run-time, but it was worth it.

This is amazing. Thanks, metaxa, for a truly great find.

My only caveat: this is based on Google's algorithms? So it's no better than Google's ideas of what a 'related site' is. Still, it's fascinating to explore.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 4:01 AM on April 23, 2003

This has been around for about a year or so (I mentioned it on my wee blog on July 4 2002). It is indeed very cool, and I'm pretty sure it and a number of other similar visualization projects have been linked from here before, but I'm far too lazy to look for the thread(s) in question.

Regardless, neato, indeed, yes.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:06 AM on April 23, 2003

Yup, there have been other links posted here before, but I wouldn't know how to find 'em. "Search Metafilter" is not my friend. Still, looking at the metafilter graph was cool. It looked a lot like a who's who of the blogging world. Needless to say, I was not represented. :) I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that wil wheaton was represented.
posted by ashbury at 4:50 AM on April 23, 2003

I saw something similar on Ray Kurzweil's site that uses a program from TheBrain Technologies... personal copies can be used and possibly transferred to the web like Ray's for a fee.

There are ways of expanding the TouchGraph GoogleBrowser past the initial chart -- triple[probably, it's not clear, at least double] clicking on any of the branches will open up a small button that says 0-10 or 0-20, at which time it expands that many layers [i think]. You can also just add urls to the current tree by typing it in at the top. The zoom feature is also nice too. I couldn't find my cafepress store though :(

Time to get a page of my own.
posted by phylum sinter at 5:37 AM on April 23, 2003

Looks like scaled-down version of Kartoo, previously discussed, with a twist of Google.
posted by moses at 9:56 AM on April 23, 2003

Posted on July 2, 2002.
posted by gleuschk at 10:45 AM on April 23, 2003

How does this work exactly?
posted by xammerboy at 10:46 AM on April 23, 2003

Weird... interesting, but I don't get how this works. My graph shows links from my site to other sites that have nothing to do with mine and that I never linked to (like, and links from sites that don't have links to me that I could find.
posted by RylandDotNet at 11:19 AM on April 23, 2003

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