“Poker” is Top Search Engine Topic–Again!

by Lou on December 13, 2007

We’re Number One—again! For the second year running, Lycos announced that “poker” was the top search engine topic during the year. Despite a year of headline grabbing activity by such tabloid-cover headline grabbers as Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Anna Nicole Smith, Barry Bonds, Lindsay Lohan, and even Pamela Anderson, poker still generates more search activity than any other term.
I’ve read that poker’s popularity is diminishing. It’s not. While funding an online poker account is admittedly tougher with UIGEA in effect, and there’s way too much poker programming on TV that’s repetitive, uninteresting, and has weak production values, our collective interest in poker is not slowing down. The engine is running full speed ahead, and the interest in the game of poker has not abated—and doesn’t look like it will anytime soon.

So go ahead. Punch “poker” into your search engine of choice. Just to get a sense of how popular poker is, I typed “poker” into Google as I was writing this post, and 14,700,000 hits on all that’s available about poker will never be able to do it; the information overload is just too great. But if that information overload is indicative of interest in our game, it means you should always be able to find a poker game regardless of where you are located.

So stick a finger up in the air. And tell anyone who’ll listen, “We’re number One!”

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