5 Maps of the Most Popular (and Weird) US State Searches

Google Autocomplete is one of the most advanced predictors of search engine input in the world.

Autocomplete (sometimes called Autosuggest) is the Google function that shows the most commonly searched phrases based on your initial input in the Google search bar.

It looks like this:

google-autocomplete-example

This mainly shows Google users the most popular searches for certain terms.

So in the example above, Google’s telling us that when people start typing “search engine,” they mostly follow it with “search engines,” “search engine optimization,” and “search engine land” — in that order.

That gave us at WebpageFX the idea to look into something we’ve always wanted to know — what do people want to know about each state in the US?

With Google Autocomplete at the ready, we got to work.

Keep in mind: Google’s search results and Autocomplete changes with the tides, so some of these may no longer be accurate by the time you read this.

Data: 9 Things We Learned from Publishing 25 Infographics in a Year

If you’re a regular reader of WebpageFX, you’ve probably noticed we’ve put out a lot of content this year.

That’s no accident. Like most digital marketing agencies, we plan our annual goals well in advance so we have time to accomplish (and exceed) them.

Before 2016, we published infographics occasionally. Someone would think of a topic or something would happen in the news, and we’d strike while the iron was hot.

But we had a burning question that we couldn’t answer before this year.

What would happen if we scheduled every infographic we wanted to publish in a year?

So that’s what we did — and we learned a lot.

For context, let’s establish what we wanted from our infographic plan in the first place.

History of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Spending

Thanksgiving weekend is the most wonderful time of the year for shoppers looking to save on holiday gifts and household goods.

It’s also a crucial time for the economy, and the National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that 30% of annual retail sales occur between Black Friday and Christmas.

In this post, we’ll take a look at the history of Black Friday and Cyber Monday spending and how shopping trends have changed over the years.

Grab your leftover pumpkin pie (don’t forget the whipped cream), and let’s get started!

7 Ways to Reach More Customers on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday rolls around in the midst of the holiday season every year to celebrate small local businesses everywhere.

On the fourth Saturday in November, Americans are encouraged to shop small and buy local, even if they could find what they need somewhere else.

If you’re a small business owner, this is your day to reach more customers than almost any other time of year. Let’s take a look at how Small Business Saturday got its start and how you can use it to your advantage.