If you’re obsessed with whitetail deer hunting like I am, you probably think about it everyday. But if you’re like most other deer hunters, it’s a seasonal obsession that hits you.
As illustrated by this Google Trends chart, you can see an interesting phenomenon occurring that ties what’s happening offline, in the deer hunting woods, with what’s happening online. Hunters, just like rutting deer, are most active around the same time – early to mid November.
I searched for the term “deer hunting” over the last 12 months in the United States on Google Trends and saw a peak and a huge valley. The peak, as mentioned above, occurs in November while the valley reaches it’s low in May. This by no means is a scientific analysis. Better yet, just an interesting observation.
As far a searches for deer hunting go, we’re coming out of the valley now. More and more people are searching for deer hunting information and using the keywords “deer hunting” in their blogs and articles. Are you one of them?
In the above Google Insights chart, I compared some other terms that people were searching for including deerhunting, bowhunting and bow hunting. In Google’s world, more searches occur when the words are separated. it’s just a more natural way people search for information and publish content. The peak for “deer hunting” in this chart is November 14-20 while the peak for “bow hunting” is September 26-November 2. If you look closely, it seems that searches for “bow hunting” are already starting to peak, almost to the level of last years peak search period.
Top search terms for Deer Hunting:
Top Rising Searches for Deer Hunting:
So if you’re an outdoor blogger who will be writing about this upcoming 2011 deer hunting season and want your content to get found in searches easier, now you know what terms people are searching for.
Stay tuned for Part II where I highlight Deer Hunting searches on Twitter.
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