One of the security-related Internet search terms that record the highest number of searches, month after month, every year is 'back ground check.' This, by the way, is an assertion made following several months' study of Internet search data. And rather interestingly, the people conducting these searches seem to be coming from all over the world. In other words, it does not seem to be a region-specific trend, but one that permeates the whole globe.
So, why are so many people conducting Internet searches on 'back ground check?'
Well, to answer that question, it would be important to note that most of the people who run these searches tend to be people who are keen on finding information about 'background-check' – but, who due to semantic problems, end up spelling the whole thing as 'back ground check.' In terms of semantics, these two are quite different. 'Back ground check' would most probably be something to do with a check on the 'ground at the back.' That seems to be the only construction you can put to it. But when you talk about 'background check,' one instantly knows that you are after information which can help you get to know someone (on what the check is being flown out) better, and where they are coming from in the various aspects of their life.
Clearly, then, what people want to know more about when conducting those searches is 'background check' and the search engines are nowadays capable to automatically correct such semantic errors.
There are several reasons as to why so many people are conducting Internet searches on background-check.
In the first category, we tend to have people who are keen on understanding how to conduct effective background checks. Many of these are prospective employers and their agents. Conducting background checks has become a very essential part of the modern employee hiring process. Many employers are increasingly coming to realize that if there is one thing that could very easily turn out to be the undoing factor in their employment decisions, it would be a failure to conduct proper background checks. So they get online and try to undertake research as to how they can best go about conducting the background checks, and what online resources are available to help them in this respect.
In the second category we have people looking for various opportunities (whether those employment opportunities, house tenancies and even marriage opportunities), and who are almost certain that they will be subjected to background-checks. So they get online, in a bid to understand how they can increase their odds for ending up with positive outcomes from the whole background checking exercise. In other words, these will tend to be people keen on seeing if there are any tips on how they can ace background checks. They will also tend to be keen on seeing whether there are any tools online that can increase the odds of their positively portrait in their background check, or what they mistakenly search for as 'back ground check.'