Go Banking Rates Investigates the Top 10 Searched Questions about Finance on Google

Using Google's autocomplete tool, www.GoBankingRates.com uncovers the top 10 strangest questions about finance frequently asked by users and shares them with readers who may have believed they were the only ones to wonder the same things.
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Dec. 17, 2012 - PRLog -- The Web can be an incredible tool for finding the answers to tough questions in a matter of seconds, but it can also be the source of confusing and conflicting information. As a leading personal finance resource on the Web, Go Banking Rates works to ensure readers can find all the answers to their most pressing personal finance questions – even the ones that are just too embarrassing to ask in person.

Go Banking Rates explored common questions surrounding money and finance on Google through the search engine's "Autocomplete" tool, which displays popular search queries based on words entered by the searcher. According to Google, its "algorithm predicts and displays search queries based on other users' search activities and the contents of web pages indexed by Google." In other words, when a person begins typing a query, Google will automatically populate the search bar with suggested searches based on common entries from users prior.

Google's Autocomplete suggestions range from helpful, to enlightening, to downright strange. So after investigating many of the questions asked about saving, spending, investing, and earning extra income, Go Banking Rates compiled the top 10 most strange and/or humorous questions to share with readers.

"Sometimes, the most important questions are the ones everyone is afraid to ask," explained Go Banking Rates managing editor, Casey Bond. "We sought to find out what consumers on the Web really want to know about finance – the questions they're too embarrassed to ask their financial advisor, so they turn to the anonymity of Google instead."

Click here to see the 10 questions. (http://www.gobankingrates.com/savings-account/top-10-craz...)

About Go Banking Rates

Go Banking Rates a national website dedicated to connecting readers with the best interest rates on financial services nationwide, as well as informative personal finance content, news and tools. Go Banking Rates collects interest rate information from more than 4,000 U.S. banks and credit unions, making it the only online rates aggregator with the ability to provide the most comprehensive and authentic local interest rate information. Go Banking Rates also regularly publishes expert advice from personal finance professionals.

GoBankingRates.com belongs to a network of more than 1,500 finance websites, including GoInsuranceRates.com and GoFreeCredit.com. These sites receive more than 2 million visits each month.

For questions or comments, please contact our Director of Public Relations, Jaime Catmull at JaimeC(@)GoBankingRates(dot)com, or give her a call at 310.297.9233 x261.
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