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Google Bing Searches Part I

Google Bing Searches now dominate the internet.

Google and Bing are now the best search engines for workers comp terms.  

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Searching for what you want to find in Google and the other search engines can be very tough. Work Comp searching is even more difficult. Some things to remember are that there are many versions of Work Comp.

Update-This article was over 10 years old.  Excite and Yahoo search engines have dwindled to almost non-existence.  Yext – the Russian search engine is now starting to take up some of the void left by search engines other than Google.  

There are quite a few variations on Workers Compensation:

  • Workers Compensation
  • Work Comp
  • Workers Comp
  • Workmens Comp
  • Workmans Comp
  • Workers’ Comp
  • Workmen’s Comp
  • Workman’s Comp
  • Worker’s Comp
  • Many more terms – some of the above ones are spelled wrong, but that is what people are searching for in their Work Comp searches.

The list is mind-boggling. What does one do in Google? My suggestion is to not use apostrophes whenever possible. Google in their great way will try to help with the spelling. My hat is off to Google for spellchecking the current searches and offering a few alternatives along with a recommended correction. 

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Yes, every apostrophe or singular/plural term generates different results.  I have never understood why searching for workers compensation claim and workers compensation claims generates different results.  

Use exact searching – Workers or Workers Comp or Workers Compensation will give you different results. I recommend always putting your searches in quotes. The word Workers by itself has 205,000,000 search results in Google.   The word compensation by itself resulted in over 300,00,000 search results.   Enclosing Workers Compensation in quotes reduced the number of search results to just over 20,000,000.  One can see how important quote marks are in Google Bing searches. 

Next up – What terms will give you a zero in results when you do a Workers Comp search ? There is a theme to it. Honest, really.

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James founded a Workers’ Compensation consulting firm, J&L Risk Mgmt Consultants, Inc. in 1996. J&L’s mission is to reduce our clients’ Workers Compensation premiums by using time-tested techniques. J&L’s claims, premium, reserve and Experience Mod reviews have saved employers over $9.8 million in earned premiums over the last three years. J&L has saved numerous companies from bankruptcy proceedings as a result of insurance overpayments.

James has over 27 years of experience in insurance claims, audit, and underwriting, specializing in Workers’ Compensation. He has supervised, and managed the administration of Workers’ Compensation claims, and underwriting in over 45 states. His professional experience includes being the Director of Risk Management for the North Carolina School Boards Association. He created a very successful Workers’ Compensation Injury Rehabilitation Unit for school personnel.

James’s educational background, which centered on computer technology, culminated in earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA); an Associate in Claims designation (AIC); and an Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM). He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a licensed financial advisor. The NC Department of Insurance has certified him as an insurance instructor. He also possesses a Bachelors’ Degree in Actuarial Science.

LexisNexis has twice recognized his blog as one of the Top 25 Blogs on Workers’ Compensation. J&L has been listed in AM Best’s Preferred Providers Directory for Insurance Experts – Workers Compensation for over eight years. He recently won the prestigious Baucom Shine Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer contributions to the area of risk management and safety. James was recently named as an instructor for the prestigious Insurance Academy.

James is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the North Carolina Mid-State Safety Council. He has published two manuals on Workers’ Compensation and three different claims processing manuals. He has also written and has been quoted in numerous articles on reducing Workers’ Compensation costs for public and private employers. James publishes a weekly newsletter with 7,000 readers.

He currently possess press credentials and am invited to various national Workers Compensation conferences as a reporter.

James’s articles or interviews on Workers’ Compensation have appeared in the following publications or websites:

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  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Bloomberg Business News
  • WorkCompCentral.com
  • Claims Magazine
  • Risk & Insurance Magazine
  • Insurance Journal
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