Google and OCD
As an OCD advocate and someone who helps people with OCD on their journeys to recovery, I started to pay attention to the types of questions that people asked on online forums when it came to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I noticed often the questions that were asked tended to be repetitive — different people were asking the same questions, over and over.
That led me to wonder what people were searching for on the web when it came to OCD. I turned to Google’s keyword tool. I plugged in OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and a half dozen related terms and came up with an extensive list of what people Google when it comes to OCD. I decided, if I’m going to help people on OCDLife on their journeys, I should focus at least for now on those terms that people Google the most often.
On a monthly basis, here’s some of the most searched terms when it comes to OCD:
- OCD 450,000
- Trichotillomania 110,000
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 90,500
- OCD test 49,500
- OCD symptoms 40,500
- Obsessive 40,500
- What is OCD? 33,100
- POCD 22,200
- CBT Therapy 18,100
- OCD treatment 14,800
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 14,800
- HOCD 12,100
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy 12,100
And then there’s a whole raft of search terms that ranked farther down the list, to the tune of about 180 search terms relevant to the subject of OCD. In total, there are more than 1.1 million searches every month on Google related to OCD.
Count on some blog posts coming up about some of these search terms.