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Who on earth would search for *Google* keyword
a question on world's most popular search terms
JLSeagull

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Msg#: 1380 posted 5:16 am on Sep 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Here's a snapshot of world's most popular search terms as compiled by snap dot com:

ebay 363,838
google 316,937
yahoo 195,539
mapquest 178,030
hotmail 151,739
yahoo.com 126,643
hotmail.com 106,360
lyrics 95,710
dictionary 88,313
maps 86,886

Of all the above, how (and why, who) on earth would someone search for keywords such as google, yahoo, hotmail and yahoo? Isn't it just plain commonsense for people to just visit Google website instead of punching in g-o-o-g-l-e in a search box on some search engine?

Perplexing {..scratching head..}

Rgds
JLS

 

Woz

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Msg#: 1380 posted 5:26 am on Sep 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Because the great unwashed don't know the difference between the Address Bar and the Search Field, and so type Google, Yahoo, or whatever in the most obvious (to them) spot, the Search Field.

Onya
Woz

AlienPsychic51

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Msg#: 1380 posted 2:49 am on Oct 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yea, I've got a friend who is older. He used to use the search engine to fine every site he went to. He didn't know about bookmarks, and putting in the http:// and .com threw him off. It was just easier to type a word into Google and let the search engine do the work.

borninblood



 
Msg#: 1380 posted 10:47 am on Oct 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

What do the figures mean? searches per day?

Staffa

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Msg#: 1380 posted 11:12 am on Oct 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

on the internet nothing is perplexing.

A couple of days ago I had a visitor who had searched MSN for google+oneofmykeywords

Go figure ;o)

sem4u

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Msg#: 1380 posted 12:29 pm on Oct 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

People also type in www.domain.com - they must think it is the address bar!

A friend of mine who wants to go to ebay always does a search to find it!

AlexMiles

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Msg#: 1380 posted 1:35 pm on Oct 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

I was looking through some popular PPC search terms the other day, and found this classic..

"hair loss symptoms"

:/

Who wants to pay 5c to explain to some bozo what the symptoms of that are?

rj87uk

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Msg#: 1380 posted 1:38 pm on Oct 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Who wants to pay 5c to explain to some bozo what the symptoms of that are?

Common sense tells me they could then offer a solution to the problem making them money.

markbaa

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Msg#: 1380 posted 3:30 am on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

I had a friend who worked for a certain very well known portal which was a default homepage for many users in the early days of the .com boom, when yahoo was king. It had a search box right near the top of the page.

Number 1 search on this site? www.yahoo.com
Number 2 search on this site? yahoo.com

Oops.

AlexMiles

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Msg#: 1380 posted 12:32 am on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

>Common sense tells me they could then offer a solution to the problem making them money.

I figured if they were dumb enough to type in 'hair loss symptoms' they were too dumb to use Nizoral*. They might drink it and sue me.

*Anti-dandruff shampoo accidentally found to treat hair loss.

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