Which is the better, or at least most popular, usage of the term: "Daycare" or "Day care"? A regular google web search shows twice as many hits for the latter as for the former, but "Daycare" seems like the more common usage to be.

Checking googlerankings, my website (www.daycare.rocky-dog.com), shows up google #21, yahoo #6, and msn #6 in search results using Calgary+dog+daycare, but isn't even on the radar screen using Calgary+dog+day+care.
I've revamped my content to include some instances of "day care", but I'm not sure whether it'll do any good. In fact, it may do some harm, perhaps giving me mediocre rankings in both search phrases rather than pretty good results with one.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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Which is the better, or at least most popular, usage of the term: "Daycare" or "Day care"? A regular google ... may do some harm, perhaps giving me mediocre rankings in both search phrases rather than pretty good results with one.

Most people I know tend to write daycare. I think my spellchecker wants it to be two words, though.

Paula
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Which is the better, or at least most popular, usage of the term: "Daycare" or "Day care"? A regular google web search shows twice as many hits for the latter as for the former, but "Daycare" seems like the more common usage to be.

Both the dog and human daycares we use, use 'Daycare'. That seems to be the more common usage to me too.
Mary W.
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Both the dog and human daycares we use, use 'Daycare'. That seems to be the more common usage to me too.

Thanks Paula and Mary.
I've just checked my Yellow Pages. Human daycare is indexed as "Day Care" and the advertisements seem to use Day Care more than Daycare (though a whole bunch use Day Home - which connotatively sucks IMO).
The very few yellow pages ads for dog daycare do use "daycare", so that's what I'll stick with. Of course, many use "resort", but I won't resort to that because who'd think of typing that into google.
And, if one didn't realise this yet, The Web is Where It's At. I'm amazed at the number of calls I've gotten because of web hits. Newspapers classifieds don't work for my type of business - my ads were nearby "dogs for sale" and the type of person looking for dog daycare throws the newspaper away after reading those.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Which is the better, or at least most popular, usage of the term: "Daycare" or "Day care"?...

MS Word accepts "daycare".
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Which is the better, or at least most popular, usage of the term: "Daycare" or "Day care"? A regular google web search shows twice as many hits for the latter as for the former, but "Daycare" seems like the more common usage to be.

i vote for daycare.
I've revamped my content to include some instances of "day care", but I'm not sure whether it'll do any good. In fact, it may do some harm, perhaps giving me mediocre rankings in both search phrases rather than pretty good results with one.

plus, and, too, as well, also, having it both ways is Unnatural and makes baby Jesus cry. or something.

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I've revamped my content to include some instances of "day ... both search phrases rather than pretty good results with one.

plus, and, too, as well, also, having it both ways is Unnatural and makes baby Jesus cry. or something.

What a lot of people do is have it one way on the visible web page and stick the alternative in a meta tag so that it's indexed using both terms.

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plus, and, too, as well, also, having it both ways is Unnatural and makes baby Jesus cry. or something.

What a lot of people do is have it one way on the visible web page and stick the alternative in a meta tag so that it's indexed using both terms.

okay, if you insist, but pointing that out would've ruined my uberlame attempt at humor.

shelly
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okay, if you insist, but pointing that out would've ruined my uberlame attempt at humor.

Those Jokes tend to blow right past me, despite the fact that I tend to make my own. Hmmm.

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