Last year I did a quick look at what Google suggested you search for for each letter of the alphabet (see below for an example). With Google Instant having been rolled out this is turning into an important battle ground for SEO – not only do you need to own you own name and related terms but you need to own your own letter.
I’ve put the 2010 results side by side so we can see the change over time – as always, the trend is more interesting than the result.
|a||air canada||air canada|
|b||best buy||best buy|
|c||canadian tire||canadian tire|
|j||job bank||job bank|
|l||london drugs||Lotto 6/49|
|p||Plenty of Fish – online dating||Plenty of Fish|
|t||TELUS||TD Canada Trust|
|v||Visions Electronics||Via Rail|
|x||xbox||XE – Currency Exchange|
So what do Canadians like?
- Shopping (8); Electronics specifically (2)
- Social (4); Video specifically (2)
- Email (3)
- Travel (2)
- Hockey (2)
I wonder if my location is something to do with the results? I’m in Calgary for 2010 and I was in Edmonton if memory serves me correctly for the 2009 edition.