Workmans or Workmens Comp
Workers Comp used to be termed Workmans or Workmens Comp in the old days – right? Actually, that is an inaccurate statement. According to the Google Adwords Keyword tool, Workmens Comp was searched for 90,500 times last month worldwide.
I think Workmans Comp is not such an archaic search term. I also tried the same Google Adwords search for Workmans Comp. The results showed a surprising 165,000 searches worldwide for the term. If you combine Workmans and Workmens Comp together, that is 255,500 searches for those two so-called archaic terms in the last month.
Why would there be so many Google searches (not counting Yahoo or Bing) for such chauvinistic or misogynistic terms? I think most of the searches for these terms could be attributed to people unfamiliar with Workers Compensation insurance.
One of the most astounding results is the Google search itself. Due to onsite and offsite website engineering the first two pages of search terms for either term does not even appear until the second page. Yes, I am one of those people that actually look at the second pages of the terms.
As we all know, Google search results can vary. I just checked again and Workmans Comp appeared twice on the first page. Workmens had the same results.
The one astounding metric is when you search the two terms, Google will correct your search term and show the results for Workers Compensation. The result would agree with the changing of the terms to Workers Compensation sometime in the 1960’s or 1970’s.
I could add in the apostrophes (Workmen’s Workman’s) and search again to see the terms. The results are different from the non-possessive terms. Finally, there is the term Work Comp that results in a different set of Google search results.
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