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Keyword Kombat 2019

Hello, and welcome to Keyword Kombat 2019!
We all know the Internet is being pounded with searches related to the holidays, gift ideas, places to shop, etc., but which words are being searched for the most around the world? You might be surprised!


Which of the two terms do you think is searched for more often? You will have 10 seconds to choose, so get ready!
Don’t forget to share your result and take part in our holiday giveaway!

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Share your result with #KeywordKombat2019 hashtag on Twitter or Facebook and win a prize from SEMrush!*
Want to play again with different keywords?

Are you a keyword expert? Can you guess which keywords are more popular? Which do you think is searched for more, Netflix or Hulu?

Keyword Kombat is back for the 2019 winter holidays! The rules are the same - you will be given two keywords of a similar nature. You will need to guess (or deduce!) which one has a higher search volume, i.e., is more popular among Google users. Have fun!

For this game, we used data from SEMrush’s Keyword Magic Tool (US database).

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Andrew Chu 360Fov
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For another completely different way to Gamify Google Data ... check out "geoguessr" ... you get dropped somewhere in the world and get a couple of moves while exploring for clues to guess which country you are in (car types, registration plates, signs: language, landmarks, business names etc..). It's entertaining to play - and if you have an audience watching you play, they will engage with you, and potentially dontate via PayPal to have their message appear on your Livestream (e.g on Twitch)... using gamification to literally generate immediate income 🏆
Andrew Chu 360Fov
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The real reward here is being given an interesting example of how to Gamify a technique to get our visitors to market our brand, website, or point them to a landing page. Engage them with something competitive, introduce them to the Keyword Magic Tool, and then have them Share their result to Social Media - spreading the word. It's great - and it works - gamification is incredibly powerful, more so with each passing year as attention span drops UNLESS we can keep our visitor engaged with little kicks of dopamine; the big goal is, 'what score will i get?' and the micro-goals occur 10 times, once per question... if you've had a visitor invest enough time to produce 10 clicks, the chances of them hitting share is much higher than if you just put a standard Social Media Share Button on a page without any particular purpose.... the lesson to takeaway is that even with purpose; visitors need something to briefly passionate about to ensure the purpose keeps growing until it turns into a conversion; in this case, promoting this page - bringing our visitors social network to the site, increasing social signals thanks to more and more links and mentions back to this page. You can do this by changing the theme to something that's relevant to your market - I work in various video Game related niches, and have used Mortal Kombat before, since it's been relevant since the early 90's, it's multi-generational, so that in itself is another good lesson in 'theme selection'. Good luck to everybody with their marketing efforts!
Andrew Chu 360Fov
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Andrew Chu 360Fov
and to build on this - as a reward for leaving a comment here, you will Unlock an Achievement; exactly like XBox Live (and almost every other online gaming platform nowdays) 👍
Hamza Ali
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Interesting game and good graphics. I'm curious to know what role they play in SEMRush's marketing/branding strategy? I can't see how to scale this effort.
Hamza Ali
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Hamza Ali
As always, great work with the graphics!
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Netflix
Taufanseo Jasa Master Pakar Seo
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i got 9/10 and got the message: great job! your keyword intuition almost neber fails you!!
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I got 5/10. i will try again when i am free.
Hussain
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I got 7/10
Scr888
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This is a perfect example of getting third-partied.
Raviraj Tak
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I've got 8/10 really enjoyed playing the game.
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I've got 7/10 Enjoyed playing.
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I got 8 out of 10.
Võ Huy Cường
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I can't start the game
Võ Huy Cường
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Võ Huy Cường
I knew how to start the game, thanks!
Alex Tsygankov
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Võ Huy Cường
Hope you enjoy it! :)
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I can't move for next question ? What's up #SEMRush ?
Anastasiia Nesterova
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Faisal Ismail
Hi Muhammad! Huh, seems like a tech issue :( Thanks for noticing, I'll inform the team!
Anastasiia Nesterova
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Faisal Ismail
We're on it, Muhammad :) This Keyword Kombat game is fixed, others will be fixed very soon!
UPD: All fixed ;)
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Nice Game!
Scott Rumsey
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Really simple, yet effective game. Nice concept and a score of 9/10...... damn 'Gaming PCs'.
Andrew Chu 360Fov
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Scott Rumsey
Check out "geoguessr" - another example of Gamification using Google Data - instead of Keyword Traffic Comparisons, you have to guess where you are in the world.
Peter Mead
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love this game, very addictive. some words really are similar and very close to pick a winner!
Dan Richardson
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10/10, what is the prize you are offering?
Andrew Chu 360Fov
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Dan Richardson
The prize is being taught a technique you can use on your own website - you know it works because you played the game 😃
Shruti Sodha
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I've got 8/10 Enjoyed playing.
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9/10 error was in "Free Shipping or Discount"
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I enjoyed this one. Thanks!
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hehee nice try
Jonathan Bentz
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I also got 8/10. Surprising that people are looking for gaming PCs over laptops.
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Not bad 8/10 (",) Nice game!
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Damn, only 4/10
Anastasiia Nesterova
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Samaira Ruiz
You can always replay with new keywords, Samaira ;)
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10/10 nailed it
Swaraj Prasad
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8/10
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8/10 Great Job! Santa is Proud of You!
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Thanks , I like it
Nova
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Hi!
Good blog
Mark Healey
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Nova
"Good blog" lol
Aleksandar Ivanisevic
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Great game. And it isn't just a game :)
Simon Cox
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Some surprising results in there suggesting long tail topics are more likely to be searched than generic keywords.
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Nice!
Anand
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Great one ... :)
Fevzi Co.
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Ha ha , very nice. There are some surprising results as well
Alex Tsygankov
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Fevzi Co.
Some of them were so surprising I kept checking and rechecking to make sure nothing went wrong.
Liraz Postan
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Super nice!!
Alex Tsygankov
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Liraz Postan
Thanks:)
Maqsood Rahman
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Amazing
Alex Tsygankov
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Maqsood Rahman
Thank you!
Sales. company doing battery and adapter
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nice, i love it.
Alex Tsygankov
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Sales. company doing battery and adapter
I am glad you liked it! By the way, it would be great if you used your real name instead of your business description :)
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NICE GAME
Alex Tsygankov
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Meesha Rohilla
Don't forget to share your results with friends :)
maahi singh
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I like it . Nice one
Alex Tsygankov
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maahi singh
Thanks! What's your best score?
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Managed to score 8/10. Cool game
Alex Tsygankov
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Shafi Khan
Thank you!
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I like this game
Alex Tsygankov
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Sachin Dhiman
I'm glad you like it, Sachin. Have you managed to get 10/10?
SEMrush

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Amazing!!!!
Alex Tsygankov
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Olga Pukhalskaya
Thanks!
Max Sokolov
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Whoa, this is harder than I thought. Took me a couple of times to get 10/10. Well, maybe a couple of dozens of times.
Alex Tsygankov
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Max Sokolov
That's what I call persistence!
Hilary St Jonn
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Bad enough that I can just vote the opposite of what I think is right and I would do much better! Why is this so hard! LOL
Aleks Ritov
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Hilary St Jonn
Pepsi won Cola. I'm shocked.
Hilary St Jonn
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Aleks Ritov
Maybe it is because people already forgot what Pepsi is. Cola wins!
Aleks Ritov
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Hilary St Jonn
I agree.
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Hilary St Jonn
I also agree
Alex Tsygankov
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Aleks Ritov
No spoilers please! :)
Melissa Fach
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Aleks Ritov
Me too! Makes no sense to me!
George
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Aleks Ritov
I couldn't believe Pepsi won!
_JASONPADEN
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5/10!! That's a Santa Sized Failure!! I cannot believe I bombed on keywords... Where's the eggnog already...
Alex Tsygankov
SEMrush

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_JASONPADEN
Thank you for playing, Jason! By the way, you get a new set of keywords every time you press “Play more”, so feel free to try your luck again.
_JASONPADEN
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Alex Tsygankov
Thanks but no thanks Alex, I'll handle my loss like any reasonable person would... with drinks
Melissa Fach
SEMrush

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_JASONPADEN
Hahaha! I thought I would be better than I was.
_JASONPADEN
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Melissa Fach
How'd you do Melissa?
Alex Tsygankov
SEMrush

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_JASONPADEN
Who knows, maybe drinks will help you achieve better results next time!
Melissa Fach
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Alex Tsygankov
I will take some shots and then test myself :)
_JASONPADEN
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Melissa Fach
7/10 after getting to a place where 10/10 police officers would take me to jail if I was driving a vehicle.
Aleks Ritov
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Yeah! Almost as good as Santa himself.

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