Back in 2010, Google debuted Google Instant, a set of functionality updates designed to speed up the search process by providing suggestions and results in real-time as a user searches. Since its implementation, suggested searches have had a a growing influence on the way people structure their queries by pre-populating the search box with the most popular related queries. This process has revealed common insecurities, influenced geopolitics and provided a distinct business advantage for companies that are included in Google autocomplete suggestions.
We thought it would be intriguing to look at SEO in its smallest form, a single letter search, and examine the companies that Google suggests after typing each letter in the alphabet. The size of each company’s circle represents approximate site traffic. Now, here are your champions of single letter SEO: