Monday, April 06, 2009

Searched and Found

It's almost Easter again but I don't need a calendar to inform me of this. Other than the special Easter candy showing up in the stores, my signal is the keywords sending new visitors to my blog. For one specific keyword search on Google, a born-a-girl post is #1 in the Google search and the other is #2. It's amazing to me that out of all the websites the Google spiders crawl through in the "interwebosphere," that my 'lil old posts would come up so high on any list.

When you type in the keywords "leftover easter egg dye," this post comes up as the #2 choice. It was a fun improvisation my nephew and I dreamt up and I think I'll need to go get some dye, eggs and Bounty paper towels just to play again.

And, when you type in the keywords "easter bells" I come up number one because of this post. Instead of an Easter bunny, Europeans have Easter bells. I only found out about the tradition from the David Sedaris essay from "I Talk Pretty One Day" which I quote on the page. It's a fun read if you have a few minutes.

How about you? What Google keywords bring new visitors to your blog?

16 comments:

Kym said...

I really do not know and now I will have to find out....so, what exactly do you do for the leftover easter egg dye????? Have a great Easter and thanks for sharing!

Balou said...

Hi Kym - we decorated paper towels with the dye. Rather than reposting it, click on the link at "this post" in the story.

ArtSparker said...

Odyssey image searches.

Currently there is a Fabergé egg exhibit in San Francisco, I believe.

grrl+dog said...

YOu see how famous you are...

margieandkath said...

rubber ducky. kath did a post on our blog names being like handles used by truckers. rubber ducky, rubber ducky. we get hits all the time from google.

KFarmer said...

I have no idea... I'm almost afraid to even try to find out :)

Sarah said...

Scarily and disappointingly for those who search - my top search phrase is " Lonely Housewife". They end up finding Wordsworth being quoted at them. The next is "pregnorexia".Bizarre...

actonbell said...

I really don't know what words send traffic my way, if people do come my way--but I do know that the David Sedaris book you mention is a keeper:)

femminismo said...

This is a great thought. I hadn't considered leaving great words out there that would draw folks in. My old stuff is "art journal" and I seem to drift further away from art every day. I'm going to read the posts you linked. Thanks for the ideas - Jeanne

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I don't know either! I'm such a Luddite...

Alaska-womom said...

Dudette-you have good taste in books-If you like David S.-you will LOVE Laurie Notaro. As far as keywords and all that jazz-thus far I have no idea what you are talking about-still learning -blush-my Alaska-Billy is showing again.
J.

RennyBA said...

Interesting Google observation. 75% of my (for now) 200 visitors today come from Google search. The last one was searching: 'norwegian people then and now' and with 1,940,000 hits, I was 7th.

Happy Easter and Bunny Egg hunt. We do it in Norway too you know :-)

Jocelyn said...

I actually have never checked the Google search stuff...but I bet "why I'm a dumbass" might lead people to my blog.

Bone said...

OK, so I just went and checked my site meter. Here are a few that I've gotten hits from recently:

why do they call it ovaltine

pbs cabbage patch kids you tube video

capn jack cook

and my favorite:

map of port charles general hospital

TC said...

Labradoodle gets me hits galore but I sort of feel like a cheat when I use it?? OK I'm weird. I've also posted it twice. LOL

femminismo said...

Hi. Stopped by to visit but you must be busy! Maybe you are posting on your other blog? I chuckled again at the Easter bunnies. - Jeanne in Oregon