Webmaster SEO – Blog, Tips, Latest News and more

Search Engine Optimization and Tips

Spring Break Search Gone Wild!

Odds are if you're reading this blog, your spring break plans involve hot coffee and 8AM traffic. But on Ask.com Web Search, we're clocking Spring Break queries like crazy. We can still remember back when Spring Break meant something. That's...

Odds are if you’re reading this blog, your spring break plans involve hot coffee
and 8AM traffic. But on Ask.com Web Search,
we’re clocking Spring
Break
queries like crazy.

We can still remember back when Spring Break meant something. That’s why, for
our curiosity and your edification, we’ve taken a couple of data cuts from the
weeks just before. It’s an interesting portrait of what Spring Break’s about:

Spring Break: Top Searches

More people searched on "When is Spring Break?" than the next twenty
queries put together. But once searchers got past that–or remembered that they
owned calendars–the breakdown was a pretty accurate reflection of what most
of us think of when we think of Spring Break:

Spring Break: Top 10 Destination Searches

With 28% of all queries, Panama
City, FL
wins by a landslide. Even the Travel
Channel
agrees.

 

Spring Break: Top 10 Places People are Searching From

Cities are numbered according to amount of queries.

Here’s where things got really interesting. To wit:

(1) A surprising amount of people are searching from warmer climates like Orlando
and Atlanta.
Maybe that whole getting-out-of-the-cold theme we learned from The
Sure Thing
isn’t as prevalent as we thought.

(2) Where are the Northwest and Midwest in all this? Chicago
is the only midwestern city in the top 10 , with Chicago suburb Des
Plaines
coming in at #13 and Minneapolis
at #17. Maybe they’re all staying home and sledding.

(3) Louisville
at #1?

So whether you’re heading out for Spring Break, dreaming about it at your desk,
or still sleeping off last Monday’s Lil’
Jon concert
on the Boardwalk, here’s to a great Spring.

–The Ask.com Team