A few days ago, Konstantin Guericke posted on MLPF about “strange searches”, and I posted a few I found. He decided to run a contest to see what searches people could come up with for things that you couldn’t find on LinkedIn.
In honor of Halloween coming up, I thought I’d try a few in the theme, and was surprised what I found. Some of the common terms turned up quite a few results – vampire, ghost, troll, witch, demon, etc. Here are a few of the less common ones:
- “trick or treat” – 9
- Samhain – 7
- Corpse – 32
- Frankenstein – 32 (and it did suggest “Dracula” as a similar search)
- Werewolf – 15
- Ghoul – 11
- Hobgoblin – 4
- Undead – 4
- Succubus – 3
- Phantasm – 2
- “evil scientist” – 2
And some more funny similar search suggestions:
Search term –> Similar search:
- demon –> thus
- voodoo –> alienware
My greatest conclusion from all of this?
Techies will name a product after just about anything in search of a unique brand name.
UPDATE: Konstantin wrote:
Nobody really came up with a good single-word common business term where you don’t get at least one results on LinkedIn, but I though your suggestions were very creative and I was amazed at the number of hits from Halloween related searches, so the 1-year Personal Plus account is yours!