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Obviously realtor is an extremely popular term.
Sure. But "realty" is considerably more popular, appearing on 4.5 million pages compared to 3.2 million for "realtor." That is, a dufference of 1.3 million, or 40.6% more popular.
So it seems reasonable to suggest that you might want to look at results for that term.
Look at it that way: not as an "autocorrection," which implies that you misspelled the word you're looking for, but as a suggested query that uses a similar, and more popular, term.
Because "realty" is more common than "Realtor".
>Realty may have more results but realtor gets searched for more often (IMHO) - its at least more applicable to my clients site.
Google doesn't do what it does to please your client. If the person intended to search "Realtor", then they will just ignore the suggestion.
Yes, I know they mean pretty much the same thing, but I agree with the original poster that this should not be labelled as a typo. Given Google don't do stemming, it sticks out badly.
No expert here but Realtor is a trademarked "brand" name given out only to members of the National Association of Realtors - realty is a common noun used by anyone incorporated as such. There frequently is confusion about this by the general public. This auto correct may have been brought about by this confusion.
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