- Jul 2, 2011
If you put laser, laser pointer, or diy laser into Google trends it shows a relatively constant interest. Maybe like I suggested the forum just needs more publicity?
Just a FYI, Google trends is measuring search queries.I think this paints a better picture
https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&geo=US&q=laser pointer forums
You can always cross-check from Google Developers if you don't believe..What is Trends data?
Trends data is an unbiased sample of our Google search data. It’s anonymized (no one is personally identified), categorized (determining the topic for a search query) and aggregated (grouped together). This allows us to measure interest in a particular topic across search, from around the globe, right down to city-level geography.
Just a FYI, Google trends is measuring search queries.
-Link that you posted is graph for search query : "Laser Pointer Forums"
You can always cross-check from Google Developers if you don't believe..
https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&geo=US&q=laser%20pointer%20forums,burning%20laserYeah that's the point though, people actively seeking out a laser pointer forum has dropped pretty far from the peak back in 2010-2011 back when this place was really hopping. Most members don't stick around for more than a few years before moving on.
Lots of newbie activity helps keep the forum active even if people get tired of "is this a good laser?" x1000
Google trends is measuring search queries ONLY. -Not webpage visibility / publicityNot sure I get your point?
If I search "burning laser" on google, I don't get any LPF links on the first or second page. I actually get a hit on CandlePowerForums before anything besides direct places to buy one.
Also in the trend you linked, we're currently down to about 30-40% of the peak back in 2008
Google trends is measuring search queries ONLY. -Not webpage visibility / publicity