The two words don't look or sound natural together like that. They do however kind of go hand in hand. While doing some key word research, I found out that the phrase pool billiards, typed just like that was searched 20,144 times last month.
This sounds like a pretty large number and it is quite a few searches. This is a small number however compared to the monthly searches performed last month on the keyword billiards, which was 416,838.
Wow that is pushing a half million searches for the single word billiards.
Billiards Parlor came in second with 95,546 searches for the month. If we put those top 3 together we are well over half a million monthly searches and that is only on those 3 keyword phrases.
We played in a championship match the other night in one of the APA teams that I play on and one of my team mates said that playing pool is on the decline. I am not sure if it is on a decline or not. There are however quite a few people searching for pool and billiards related material, information or products.
I wrote this article because I see these two words together all the time. They don't sound natural but they kind of go together in a funny way.
If you hear someone say, I am going to play pool, you know pocket billiards. (sounds acceptable)
Guy Say's I'm going to play pool billiards. (doesn't sound natural)
I guess since over 20 thousand people type these words into search engines in a month, that they must be a legitimate search phrase. (Marketers would call this a short tail keyword phrase. )
Well now that I got this off of my chest, I guess it's time to shoot some pool.
To your run out success.
Ted Mauro has been playing pool and billiards for over 25 years. You can join in on the daily discussions in Ted's blog with new articles about billiards every day.