- 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?
I think this paints a better picture
https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&geo=US&q=laser pointer forums
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..
Yeah 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
Not 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