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Galaxy S III vs. Galaxy S3: users overwhelmingly choose the latter

As we found with Apple’s new iPad that most users still call the iPad 3, search queries for the Samsung Galaxy S3 vastly outnumber those for the Galaxy S III, or SIII, in the UK.

A quick look at Google’s insights for search shows that the users are nearly 10 times more likely to look for the term – “Galaxy S3”, than for the “Galaxy S III”, or the “Galaxy SIII”.

This has a very real and noticeable impact on search engine optimisation. Samsung doesn’t come first in search engine results for the term “Galaxy S3”. This means that had the manufacturer opted for that name, it is more than likely that it would have witnessed an increase in the number of visitors.

The Galaxy S3 was unveiled at the start of May and it has already managed to sell more than 10 million units, according to Samsung. This makes it one of the company’s most popular handsets yet.

The smartphone can be had for less than £430 in the UK, unlocked and unbranded while contract prices (T-Mobile) start from as little as £26 per month.

You can read our review of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and see why we gave it a big thumbs up.

Source: Google

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