martinibuster - 5:57 pm on Oct 27, 2006 (gmt 0) Doe's anyone know a good way of determining which is more popular?
I would really like to know whether "Artists" was more popular than "Artist" - but Overture groups them into the same word.
Doe's anyone know a good way of determining which is more popular?
The more data you have from different sources to back up your findings the better you'll feel.
A note about using Google Trends. Although it does not show you actual numbers of queries, it does show you the trend. To get a better idea of where those numbers stand, enter a keyword phrase you are familiar with and see how the phrases under study stack up against it.
I back you up on that assertion 99.999999999999999999999%, Phil. :)
Yesterday I purchased a two word dot org keyword domain without hyphens. According to the Overture tool that phrase gets nearly 1000 queries per day. The Google Trends tool supports that figure, too. Add longtail queries plus link voodoo and you have decent traffic.
Two weeks ago I purchased a typo of a well known URL. It's not a brand name so I won't be getting C&D's from it either. That domain has, among other links, a PR 7 from a well known and hyper-authoritative PR 9 website. I know that GTPR isn't what it used to be, but in this case the website is indeed an authority and people pay many thousands to get a link from it. I paid fifteen bucks.
The funny thing about those purchases is that I wasn't on an earnest domain hunting expedition. It was from casual searching which I do pretty much every morning while eating breakfast. Serendipity plays a role, but I guess you have to put some effort into being at the right place at the right time for it to happen.
[edited by: martinibuster at 6:03 pm (utc) on Oct. 27, 2006]