Its a study using the information Mr. Finke collected on 7.5 million searches.
You really should check out the full post but here are some of the results I found most interesting:
“(Note that this data does not include bookmarked links or links that users click on in websites. It is strictly domains that have been typed directly into the address bar).”
The most commonly typed domain is Facebook.com which was typed in almost three times as often as the second most popular domain, Google.com.
The top 10 domains account for 20% of all typed domains.
facebook.com 9% twitter.com 1.1% amazon.com 0.5% google.com 3.3% mail.google.com 0.6% reddit.com 0.5% youtube.com 3.3% yahoo.com 0.6% gmail.com 1.1% hotmail.com 0.6%
The most popular TLD for typed domains is .com, followed by .org, .net, and .de.
.com 63% .org 4% .net 4% .de 4% .ru 2% .hu 1% .fr 1% .co.uk 1% .br 1%
The top 17 TLD typos are all variations of .com. In order of frequency, they are .com, .ocm, .con, .cmo, .copm, .xom, “.com,”, .vom, .comn, .com’, “.co,”, .comj, .coim, .cpm, .colm, .conm, and .coom.
“The website that appears to benefit the most from users mistyping a legitimate URL is faceboook.com (count the o’s). It’s a scammy website set up to make you think that you have been chosen as a “Facebook Winner.” However, it is only typed once for every 7,930 times that someone correctly types facebook.com.”
49.5% of domains are typed with a leading “www.”.
How does domain length correlate with typing frequency?
(Facebook is to thank for the spike at 12 characters.)
Like I said interesting.