The Unbuntu SEO Experiment

The Unbuntu SEO Experiment: Since Ubuntu is without doubt the most popular Linux distribution at the moment, a lot of people are making search queries about it using keywords like ubuntu forums, install ubuntu, ubuntu howto, etc. However, there are also plenty of people who are making mistakes while searching for Ubuntu. --They sometimes misspelled or mistyped the word ubuntu and use keywords like unbuntu, ubunto, ubundu, and others.

The graph below from Google Trends shows the volume of searches for unbuntu when compared to sabayon.

Sabayon is perhaps one of the top 10 most well known Linux distributions today, so it is quite interesting to see its search volume almost equal to that of a mistyped distro name. --I'm certain that it's misspelled since there is no such word as unbuntu or a Linux distro with that particular name.

This is why I'm having a little SEO (Search Engine Optimization) experiment to find out how many people will land on this post through search engine by typing the keyword unbuntu instead of ubuntu, and then to guide them to the proper website that they are looking for.

Now if you landed on this page because you made a mistake and searched for unbuntu instead of ubuntu (which also means my Unbuntu SEO experiment is working), you should probably go HERE :-)


  1. Hehehe Jun.

    They really made the distro with that name just to get attention?

    I wouldn't install that thing if my life depended on it.

  2. @Danny

    It sounds real but it doesn't exist. It's a rather creative name for a distro though :-) They could use this slogan:

    Unbuntu Linux, Liberate yourself from Ubuntu!


  3. AnonymousJune 23, 2010

    nope, searching through didn't land your page in page 1 or 2 --- I guess google is smart enough to suggest the real deal.

    very fun idea, though! :)

  4. AnonymousJune 24, 2010

    Yeah this is a fun idea. Well, just don't forget to post a results of this experiment. We'll be interested to know.

  5. Hi

    I am also an SEO person. Will wait for your result. You have to update what happened next!

  6. lol - i actually was searching for "UNbuntu", if such a word exists?
    some typos are hilarious - i've also seen unbutno!

    good luck with your experiment Jun :-)