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Was looking at some graphs to see how the exposure of Disc Golf was impacting searches online over the last 15 years. Peak was 2016 with a slight downward trend at the top though the bottom seems to be growing meaning there may be a bigger base but why isn't the top growing? Main loves searching for disc golf.

https://trends.google.com/trends/exp...&q=disc%20golf

Compared to NFL with clear growth trend.
https://trends.google.com/trends/exp...l&geo=US&q=nfl

Can also see Paul over the last 4 years. Big bump for 18 down/SportsCenter but even bigger for Discraft move.
https://trends.google.com/trends/exp...=paul%20mcbeth
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Old 01-17-2020, 11:53 AM
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Love seeing these metrics. Very interesting trends in search data!
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:35 PM
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Peak was 2016 with a slight downward trend at the top though the bottom seems to be growing meaning there may be a bigger base but why isn't the top growing?
The industry seems to be more interested in growing the player base which in turn becomes a revenue source for the PDGA, product manufactures, dealers, etc, than it is interested in growing a fan base where little revenue would come from comparatively. I would guess we're the sport with the highest player (pro/am) to spectator ratio.

I've said it before, but the PDGA and perhaps the big 3 manufactures need to form a collective goal and market the sport to people other than players.
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:51 PM
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Frolf is dying though... Frisbee downtrending too
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Comparing the graphs of Disc Golf and Ultimate Disc/Frisbee is pretty interesting. DG seems fairly flat but Ultimate is trending downwards pretty hard.
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'Disc Golf' in the UK is increasing as a search term over the past couple of years.
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:46 PM
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I'm sure the peak in 2016 was because of Philo's albatross. That was on sportscenter, and lots of random people watched it all over the internet.
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