On a whim I Googled the following phrases:
- "Electronics Q&A"
electronics.stackexchange.comsite was about the 125th result on the first query.
- "Electrical Engineering Q&A"
In the top ten.
- "Programming Q&A"
Stack Overflow came up #1 for the last query.
What concerns me is that if I didn't know about the site, I wouldn't find it using the term I use most to describe my hobby: Electronics
I usually think of the word "electrical" as being associated with higher power projects (mains wiring of residential/commercial buildings, for example). I realize one goal of the site is to dissuade commercial electronics questions ("Which guitar amp should I buy?"), maybe that was a partial reason behind the rename of the site.
What can we do to improve site visibility using the term "electronics?" I'm not suggesting a rename, but raising a concern that the site doesn't seem sufficiently ranked when using this keyword.
As of 2014-03-22, doing a Google search (in private mode without being logged in) for "Electronics Q&A" now brings up this very question as the 17th result. (Paradoxical, maybe?)
I gave up trying to find the main page (electronics.stackexchange.com) in the results after the 200th result.