Poll Results

Jan 7, 2011
Public

Given the following descriptions and their associated addresses, which would you be more likely to remember and use?

200 Respondents General Population

Option A

"It's group trip dot com - no vowels"

(grptrp.com)


45 votes
Option B

"It's group trip dot C O"

(grouptrip.co)


155 votes

Responses

Responses to Option A
1
dot coms are easier to remember than alternate extentions
2
The first one just makes more sense to me, the second one can cause much confusion for some reason in my mind.
3
I think my fingers automatically type 'com', I know I have to always go back for 'gov' and 'org' addresses and correct them.
4
I would probably never remember anything ending in .co I already have a very hard time using .org and .edu I instinctively go to .com websites.
5
seems more memorable .com is more common.
6
it is very easy to remember
7
I think the potential for users to accidentally type grouptrip.com is higher than the one with no vowels. People are trained to automatically use .com, so URL's that don't would tend to get messed up more regularly.
8
Because it is easy to remember with the vowels
9
Unless they said C as in Charlie, O as in Orange, or similar, I could see the one on the left involving a lot of repeating. On the right, full words are used, so it should get across faster.
10
This one would be easier for me to remember because it is a .com don't think I would remember as easily a .co. Thanks for letting me particapte.
11
it just sounds better
12
.com is more wildly used and more professional
13
Smaller website wording easier to remember.
14
I am more likly to use a .com the other dot ending could be spam.
15
I like A better. The C O thing confuses me in the other option. What's co? I guess I still have things to learn about the Internet!
16
It is faster.
17
I trust the dot com better
18
I can remember that easier than the other
19
i dont think you can explain something like that, it just seems to stick in my head better
20
I am used to websites being .coms I feel more comfortable with A
21
Co might be confused with COM and I'd forget. Answer A is unique.
22
.co is kind of weird
23
shorter and i prefere.com
24
B, is is concise, has real words. A is just a jumble of letters, would noever remember it
25
i am so use to .com oppose to .co
26
.com is more cofortable
27
Because a .co address is unfamiliar and looks wrong.
28
i wouldnt remember the dot co becasue it is unusual. The other one is easier to remember.
29
the .co would confuse me
30
I would be more likely to remember Option A because it has dot com in it and it's easy to remember the no vowels part.
31
.co looks more like a typo than a domain ending
32
It has less letters so it can be typed easier.
33
.com is more standard is easier to remember than .co
34
NOT REALLY SURE
35
Grouptrip.co , because '.co' makes me think of england, and I love England. I am also far more likely to remember full words.
36
because .com is very standard to me and easy to remember
37
I have used web addresses with .com but never .co
38
I'm naturally more inclined towards the complete .com address.
39
I think I'd be more likely to remember the short version. Its quick and to the point. I'd probably try to put an "m" on the end of option "b".
40
The dot com extension is the widely used one and easier to remember
41
seem reliable
42
won't remember that it's just .co instead of .com
43
The first one doesn't make sense
44
I would remeber A more because, most websites end in .com so it would be easy to remember. also group trip no vowels is catchy it would be good in an advert for this website.
45
I would remember option A over option B because it's a .com - I would probably forget the .co
Responses to Option B
1
The lack of vowels is confusing
2
easier to understand what the website may be
3
hard to remember that grptrp stands for group trip
4
The "no vowels" sounds confusing.
5
no thinking involved, explicit
6
no vowels requires more thinking
7
I often have to think harder when imagining a word without vowels - it's not an easy task at times if you have an English degree. It's easier to remember the full word and a variant extension.
8
It sounds just like it is spelled out, so would be easier to remember than to try and remember to omit vowels.
9
sounds catchier and easier to remember.
10
Because the url contains actual words which are memorable.
11
You're using vowels when you say you don't in A (the "o" in .com). Also, it's too complicated.
12
pronouncable words and phrases are much easier to remember than phrases that appear to be a set of random characters. It is also easier to communicate the address to someone via telephone, or verbally.
13
I like this choice because it is spelled out exactly as it sounds and is thus easier to remember.
14
it actually spells out the word.
15
i WOULD REMEMBER THIS ONE BETTER BECAUSE IT'S THE WHOLE WORDS AND TRYING TO THINK ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS VOWELS OR CONSANANTS MISSING OR WHATEVER WOULD JUST CONFUSE ME.
16
It's easier to remember with no figuring out.
17
spells out the words, easy memory - the other is an abbreviation - might put in wrong letters
18
The first one is easier to remember and easier to type in. Having to remember no vowels is just one extra step.
19
Easier to spell it out than spell it and delete vowels.
20
I think it's easier to remember the words fully spelled out, and just that there's no m at the end, then remembering that the words have no vowels.
21
Just sounds like it is.
22
I prefer full words, easier to remember than customized short terms.
23
Trying to figure out how to spell it with no vowels is weird.
24
I'd be more likely to remember the name with the volwels included - it's much more natural.
25
This is easier to remember because you don't have to guess what vowels are deleted.
26
Actual words are easier to remember that sequenced consonants.
27
It is easy to remember compare to option A
28
spelled out more easily
29
It is easy to remember a full description rather than one that tells you to leave something out. Remembering to leave the vowels out would take extra thinking and extra time over a specific direction like Option B
30
Most people tend to remember complete name addresses like grouptrip or themagazine.com as an example, instead of abbreviations that can be confused.
31
it would be easier to remember the words than remembering to take out the vowels
32
Option B is easier for me to comprehend and remember.
33
easier to remember that the m is missing instead of the vowels.
34
I find this one easier to remember because it uses complete words
35
I picked my answer because i always use vowel and can't stand trying to remember to not use them.
36
I would be confused by Option A and the lack of vowels, not clear what it is saying. Option B is more clear.
37
I would be able to remember Option B easier because the name of the site is- for the most part- spelled out for you. I would probably forget that Option A shouldn't have an vowels, however, B does not cut out the vowels.
38
Option A looks word grouping looks too mashed together & it might be unrecognizable to some.
39
The words spelled out are easier to remember. You would have to make a conscious effort to leave out the vowels in option A
40
Leaving out the vowels is confusing, if I know the name of the group I can just type it, I don't have to try to drop all the vowels. Its too easy to leave in a vowel and get the address wrong.
41
It's less confusing.
42
There are real words in the name that are easy to remember, while its also easy to remember to exclude the "m" at the end, rather than spelling it out with no vowels, which is more prone to mistakes.
43
Option B is much simpler
44
It's easier for people to remember.
45
There seems to be an extra level of thought involved in the first one. It's too complex.
46
Option A requires too much processing.
47
I was a little torn because I think that .com is easier to remember than .co, but over all I think it's much easier to type in and remember grouptrip than trying to skip the vowels.
48
i understand i better
49
Option B is better because to me, it's easier to remember. If you forget the "no vowels" part of the phrase, then the user would never get to the website. Besides, it is not like 'grouptrip' is hard to spell or remember.
50
Trying to subtract vowels from the phrase is too difficult
51
I would have a hard time remembering the no vowels version, it is easier to remember whole words.
52
I chose B because it gives ma a better idea of what the website is about and I would be able to remember option B easier.
53
I chose B because in option A, the no vowels saying would be confusing
54
It's a lot simpler to remember than a URL like grptrp because you'd actually have to think about taking out the vowels. The other option is more direct.
55
spelling ouy
56
much more clear
57
No vowels that is confusing and harder to spell
58
I would find it much easier to remember the address with the vowels in it. The one without vowels I would think would stand for grip trip at first glance.
59
grouptrip.co seems more intiutive
60
Besause it specifically says group trip I would deffinatly remember that rather than letters with no vowels.
61
For me this is the easiest one to remember
62
much easier to just forget the m than remember how to shorten the words.
63
word is easier to remember
64
eaiser to read with the whole word
65
grouptrip.co is easy and makes sense. The no vowels would throw me off. I would probably think that it would then be grptrp.cm
66
No vowels would be confusing, even though the .co domain is new, the main address is easier to remember.
67
The fulls words are always better.
68
group trip is spelled out
69
It's easier to remember words rather than adding an extra step to your memory process (eliminating the vowels).
70
It is easier to remember to spell the entire words than it is to try to remember to take the vowels out. I would get confused and end up getting frustrated and quiting.
71
Option B because it spells out "group trip".
72
I would remember grouptrip more than grptrp, even if i have to remember so instead of com.
73
i would forget there are no vowels
74
For me it is easier to remember .com w/o the m then to remember the no vowels.
75
In my head it is much easier to remember that the website is exactly the phrase "group trip" rather then worry about the fact that vowels were deleted to come up with the URL I would then have to type in.
76
I am more apt to remember the name and website if they are identical or veyr close. Option B has "group trip" and so does the associated address.
77
name of website is the same name as web address which makes it much easier to remember.
78
The on with no vowels would be hard to remember.
79
It visually looks better and i would remember it more this way.
80
contains two words that would be easier to remember than abbreviations
81
The lack of vowels makes Option A difficult to remember.
82
group trip seems more natural.
83
I think that using complete words makes it more memorable.
84
I can remember a word spelled out eaier
85
just more straightforward, when its all squashed together it's more like a grammar excercise
86
Easier to remember the whole words rather then the abbreviations.
87
I am best able to remember when addresses aren't abbreviated. I don't like either description, though.
88
The name is easier to remember than trying to remember to leave the vowels out
89
It is easier to remember because all of the vowels are left in the URL.
90
full words are easier
91
It makes more sense to me for a site to be spelled correctly. I guess it requires less thinking, which makes it easier to remember for me.
92
There are less letters in option B, and I would be more likely to remember that.
93
Easier to remember and guess when not typed.
94
I am able to read and see a pattern so it makes it easier to remember.
95
I would not be able to visualize option A well, so would not remember or use it. Option B is easier to "see" in my head.
96
I would remember this one because its just the words nothing less and nothing more.
97
Answer B is more direct in how it is spelled out.
98
A is longer and more complicated.
99
I remeber full words much better than something that looks like a misspelled name.
100
just flows better
101
The domain name is spelled out, so I don't have to remember not to include vowels. "co" instead of "com" is weird, but easier to remember than using no vowels.
102
grptrp could be re-expanded into a lot of outher words (grape trap?). Having a dot-com vs a dot-something else (as long as it's not .info or .biz) doesn't matter as much as it used to. Stick to full words on the left side of the dot and it'll help more people get there.
103
It is easier to spell out than remember the abreviation.
104
It would be easier for me to remember with the vowels, less thought needed.
105
Too confusing to remember to "REMOVE" letters
106
Less confusing. Quicker to write down on tablet.
107
abbreviations on web addresses are much harder to remember, even if .com properties are more common
108
I chose option B because it is easier to remember
109
The condensing of the words group and trip in option A make the web domain confusing.
110
"No vowels" is an invitation to get the address wrong and wind up on a Russian porn site.
111
B is a little more self explanatory
112
Definately option B. It's easier to remember because the website is spelled like it sounds. Option A seems really confusing and I would have trouble remembering to take out the vowels when I try to go to the website.
113
long version is easier to remember
114
Poor spelling in A is difficult to memorize.
115
more proper
116
words are easier to remember than partial letters
117
It's easier to understand
118
the one without vowels is really hard for me to memorize. It could mean a lot of things like grape trip, great trip, grape trap, etc.
119
there both in complete words
120
I choose the option "b" because it is easier to remember.
121
because ithas the word in the description
122
It is easier for me to remember entire words as opposed to having to think through how something is spelled and systematically remove the vowels. I would inevitably forget to remove one and get frustrated.
123
more understandable
124
the other one uses a vowel in the com part
125
Too complicated to remember the "no vowels" and easier to remember words exactly
126
"no vowels" was hard to figure out and remembering .co instead of .com is also unusual, but I think I'd remember the address that had real words (with vowels) in it.
127
I would forget to drop the vowels for option A; option B is very simple and easy to remember.
128
group and trip are spelled out simple words and the dot C O are direct other choice can be vague
129
Its shorter
130
it easy to remember grouptrip.co then grptrp. I know the word group and trip
131
i find it harder to remember abbreviated words rather than full words
132
.CO is common for foreign sites like ebay.co.uk, so it is easy to remember. I am a big fan of vowels; you can't say it aloud without them, so grptrp looks and sounds like a bad sound effect from an old monster comic and I would not remember nor type it correctly if it wasn't on this page.
133
easier to remember real words
134
I believe sounding out the entire web address fairs better. A person would have to think a lot harder to enter or remember a web address if they had to eliminate all vowels first.
135
Its easier to say in my head.
136
It's shorter and easier to remember since some people get vowels confused.
137
I prefer having the primary words spelled out fully rather than having to remember to drop all of the vowels. It's easier to remember to drop the m from 'com'
138
The first one seems like random letters. The second on is easier to remember and straight to the point
139
The full word is easier to remember and looks better
140
It is comprised of a word which is easier to remember than specific letters.
141
I would choose option B because grouptrip.co is spelled out. There are many ways a person might abbreviate grptrp.com and I would probably forget how they spelled it.
142
I chose this one because I would remember it better
143
Easy to associate due too the words
144
because they are full words that are used in the address.
145
Doesn't require much thinking and it's straightfoward
146
It is easier to remember all spelled out
147
I like it spelled out
148
It spells the words out instead of having to remember an abbreviation
149
not everyone will identify vowels correctly and will not connect to the site; Option A is easier to remember
150
Option B describes the address exactly as it is written, A is a little confusing
151
it is easier to remember, and to spell
152
It would take longer to type the phrase and then remove the vowels.
153
The words being spelled out seems more professional.
154
It is easier for me to visualize this option upon hearing the description. The other option causes me to think in two steps -- first I visualize "grouptrip" and then I take the vowels out of my visualization.
155
it has the whole word

Demographics

Gender
Female (56%)
TraitPercentage
Male (44%)44
Female (56%)56
Age
18-34 (47%)
TraitPercentage
3-17 (1%)1
18-34 (47%)47
35-49 (33%)33
50-64 (18%)18
65+ (2%)2
Income
$0-30k (39%)
TraitPercentage
$0-30k (39%)39
$30-60k (35%)35
$60-100k (19%)19
$100k+ (8%)8
Ethnicity
White (82%)
TraitPercentage
White (82%)82
Black (9%)9
Asian (5%)5
Hispanic (4%)4
Other (1%)1
Education
College (60%)
TraitPercentage
High School (18%)18
College (60%)60
Grad School (22%)22
Gender for Option A
Male (58%)
TraitPercentage
Male (58%)58
Female (42%)42
Gender for Option B
Female (60%)
TraitPercentage
Male (40%)40
Female (60%)60
Age for Option A
18-34 (51%)
TraitPercentage
3-17 (0%)0
18-34 (51%)51
35-49 (36%)36
50-64 (13%)13
65+ (0%)0
Age for Option B
18-34 (46%)
TraitPercentage
3-17 (1%)1
18-34 (46%)46
35-49 (32%)32
50-64 (19%)19
65+ (2%)2
Income for Option A
$30-60k (42%)
TraitPercentage
$0-30k (33%)33
$30-60k (42%)42
$60-100k (18%)18
$100k+ (7%)7
Income for Option B
$0-30k (40%)
TraitPercentage
$0-30k (40%)40
$30-60k (32%)32
$60-100k (19%)19
$100k+ (8%)8
Ethnicity for Option A
White (78%)
TraitPercentage
White (78%)78
Black (9%)9
Asian (9%)9
Hispanic (4%)4
Other (0%)0
Ethnicity for Option B
White (83%)
TraitPercentage
White (83%)83
Black (9%)9
Asian (4%)4
Hispanic (3%)3
Other (1%)1
Education for Option A
College (60%)
TraitPercentage
High School (20%)20
College (60%)60
Grad School (20%)20
Education for Option B
College (60%)
TraitPercentage
High School (18%)18
College (60%)60
Grad School (22%)22

A

Votes by demographic segment

B


Gender
29%
Male (88)
70%
16%
Female (112)
83%

Age
0%
3-17 (1)
100%
24%
18-34 (94)
75%
24%
35-49 (66)
75%
16%
50-64 (36)
83%
0%
65+ (3)
100%

Income
19%
$0-30k (77)
80%
27%
$30-60k (69)
72%
21%
$60-100k (38)
78%
18%
$100k+ (16)
81%

Ethnicity
21%
White (164)
78%
22%
Black (18)
77%
40%
Asian (10)
60%
28%
Hispanic (7)
71%
0%
Other (1)
100%

Education
25%
High School (36)
75%
22%
College (120)
77%
20%
Grad School (43)
79%
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