My Google Alert on Joomla SEO just brought me this link to an Google Insights Article that also discussed the use of this new tool in conjunction with the previous mentioned report in Open Source CMS Market shares.
What interested me even more was how these figures where on a regional level, so I did some comparisons between Worldwide, USA, UK and the Netherlands.
The outcome did somehow surprise me…
Below the graphics for the Worldwide search, showing clearly the search for Joomla as the biggest one…
Now for the Dutch searchers, Joomla is also looking great with extreem high search levels.
When it comes to the UK, you see that Joomla and WordPress are almost level, with WordPress here as the rising star.
But here is the really BIG surprise, Joomla is loosing big time to WordPress when it comes to the United States.
So where does this big difference come from? Are there more Bloggers in the US?
Is WordPress so much more popular in the US for use as a CMS as well?
Is the installed base of WordPress bigger in the US, and are there more questions on using WordPress?
But that is just one way to look at this tool….
Most interesting are the screens just below the Worldwide search, that will show you the regions that are the biggest searchers on that specific keyword.
Which is great information if you need to target a certain region for your SEO Customer.
Also the results below that field, which gives you related searches, but also Rising searches… which means that this is a tool to use in the future to see what keywords are hot and what you should be writing about!
I like the tool! How about you? can you work with this information or are you skeptical about the numbers shown?