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The Google Instant Alphabet of Search

Posted on | September 16, 2010 | No Comments

Google Instant Search

So I was thinking. Google Instant. A new era in search algorithms and something that’s been touted as another game changer in the SEO world. Companies beware, have your site rankings opened up or has Google thrown in a few obstacles along the way?

Well, it took me approximately 5 letters typed in until my site appeared.. So that’s P G L E W (the rest is pretty self explanatory).. As I was doing so I had a multitude of different sites, big brands and small sites (that I would never have usually found) popping up that I noticed.

So I continued playing around with Google Instant Search and came up with the following list (that’s bound to change very quickly) on who’s who in terms of the Google Instant Alphabet Search. – Yea, that UK results (I’ll do the .COM if people fancy it)

A – Argos
C – Currys
D – Debenhams
E – eBay
F – FaceBook
G – (Really???)
H – (Strange again)
J – John Lewis
L – National-Lottery
M –
N – Next
O – o2
P – PayPal
R – Rightmove
S -Sky
T – Tesco
U – YouTube (Yea, really)
V – Virgin-Atlantic
W –
X – xbox
Y – YouTube
Z – Zara

More to come.. Enjoy though. For some reason I found this fascinating as to how peoples search habits could change (i.e Just typing in “P” to get to PayPal).. How many letters does it take until your company shows up?


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