Sunday, February 17, 2013

In which we learn about SEO

As part of my role as social media person for organisations, I've learned a bit about SEO but have never really considered using it for my own blog because this is a place where I write about feelings. And feelings have no SEO, yo.

But then I read this post by Ashley about SEO. And so, I wanted to check out how people are finding my blog and I'll admit this is mostly for the hilarity factor and not so much about SEO. Although all data is useful data.

Let's look into it, shall we?

Most people who search and find my blog use some term that involves "puppies" in the title.

It could be "puggle puppies" or "cute puppies born in November" which is specific. And hey, I love puppies. (Puppies.)

The other category of people who find my blog are people who are interested in the Australian birthday traditions phenomena of kissing and cake. Birthday traditions are always interesting so I get it, what I don't get is why so many people are googling Birthday Traditions and not just, say, making up their own.

Another large chunk of searches are people who are curious about facial hair. Mostly mustaches and goatees, but also just any other type of facial styles. Their search terms are things like "World's curliest mustache" and "facial hair designs for men" - I'm glad they specified because I will continue to not write about facial hair styles for women.

But my favourites of course are the miscellaneous searches. The ones that just make you gaze into space and wonder what these people were thinking:

- "Alien in her belly sexy" - what do you think the intonation of that was? "Alien in her belly! Sexy!" or "Alien in her belly? Sexy?" or "Alien in her belly!! Sexy?" So many questions.

- "Elastic like rubber belly button"

- "I hate when people with straight hair complain about frizz" - yo, I do hate when people with straight hair complain about frizz! They wouldn't know frizz unless I was standing close by and my frizz wisped them in the face. Apparently, wisp isn't a verb.

- "Ted Mosby Jeans" - This just made me sad, because I don't write about How I Met Your Mother nearly as much as I used to.


14 comments:

  1. Haha it never fails to amaze me the weird things people type into Google and how it leads them to my blog.. though most people who find mine get there by typing in quotes from Peter Pan which is a bit less on the amusing side!

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  2. Oh, I love the alien one. Such a good Sunday morning to read this. Thanks!

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  3. "I'm glad they specified because I will continue to not write about facial hair styles for women."

    LOL. Much appreciated.

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  4. This is funny, I should check how people find me.

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  5. I don't even know what SEO is, which explains why I'm not haunted by "elastic rubber belly button", or facial hair .. particularly on women.
    Considering my line of posting, I may not want to open that can of worms!

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  6. Oooo...I love this game! Seeing peoples' random searches that lead them to my blog is always an entertainment favorite! Love the alien goodness!

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  7. Really those are the searches that bring up your blog?? Weird?!?! It makes me want to go check out mine...yeesh I bet it's random as hell!!

    Ergo - Blog

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  8. It can be so funny to see how people find your site sometimes. My fave would have to be "pylometric wooden spring boxes." Not sure how that came up. I never DIY'd one of those. lol!

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  9. I just had to Google SEO I had no idea what it even was! But it is super interesting to see why people end up on your blog. I get the most hits based on write ups I've done of different themed baby and bridal showers.

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  10. "shirts that make you look pregnant" and "male transgender prostitutes". That's how I roll.

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  11. LOL - I love looking at what people use to get to my site. I think my fave is "gorilla with poop stuck on its butt" - no joke

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  12. I don't even know what SEO is. Is it contagious?

    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

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  13. Haha, it's funny seeing how people end up at your blog! I don't really understand SEO but I need to work on that!!

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  14. I LOVE PUPPIES! I'm probably guilty of googling puppies at some point

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