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Just a quickie...... is it better to use U.K. or UK / U.S.A. USA etc. when abbreviating? Play safe and use both - bit of a tedious pain, though.

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2 minutes ago, Jansos said:

Just a quickie...... is it better to use U.K. or UK / U.S.A. USA etc. when abbreviating? Play safe and use both - bit of a tedious pain, though.

 

Yes.

 

Allan

 

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45 minutes ago, Jansos said:

Just a quickie...... is it better to use U.K. or UK / U.S.A. USA etc. when abbreviating? Play safe and use both - bit of a tedious pain, though.

I thought Alamy's search engine ignored punctuation, so there would be no need to add both UK and U.K. (for example). But, doing test searches for UK and U.K. returns a totally different number of images.... Mmm...

 

UK returns almost 13 million images, but U.K. only returns about 0.3 million.

 

Looking on AoA for the last month to see what customers typically use...

%uk% over 3,800 searches

%u.k.% only 2 searches, but both were for k.u.k, so u.k. wasn't used.

%United Kingdom% 30 searches

 

Mark

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I thought all punctuation was ignored too- most certainly is.

On the other hand, there have been less than 20 searches containing "u.k." in the last year, compared with about 50,000 containing "uk". I won't be worrying about it.

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On 14/01/2022 at 16:22, M.Chapman said:

I thought Alamy's search engine ignored punctuation, so there would be no need to add both UK and U.K. (for example). But, doing test searches for UK and U.K. returns a totally different number of images.... Mmm...

 

UK returns almost 13 million images, but U.K. only returns about 0.3 million.

 

Looking on AoA for the last month to see what customers typically use...

%uk% over 3,800 searches

%u.k.% only 2 searches, but both were for k.u.k, so u.k. wasn't used.

%United Kingdom% 30 searches

 

Mark

Interesting stats - very useful. I know which one to focus on now. Many thanks.🍻

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