Google Bing Searches Part I
Google Bing Searches now dominate the internet.
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.
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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