I like to watch my blog traffic in real-time on Feedjit. I’m often amazed by similar Google search terms entered by people in far-flung places.
Yesterday, someone in Las Vegas was searching for information on Angelina Jolie’s jawline. Minutes later, a similar search term entered in Bangalore, India, also led to my blog. A search for “acquoboots” was generated in England, 20 minutes after a person in Italy Googled “aquo boots.” This happens at least once a day. Sometimes the reason is obvious — a person, place or thing is in the news. Other times, it’s a mystery.
For the record, if you want to know what I think of Angelina Jolie’s jawline, click here. If you want to look at a hot chick in boots, click here.
UPDATED SEPT. 21, 2011, TO ADD: Today the hot search term is “Old Gregg costume.” People in Indiana, Wisconsin and a few other states are looking for Halloween ideas. I’m happy to let them know that all they need is green paint, a tutu and a glowing mangina.
cool. I get giddy when someone from another country finds my blog 🙂
I love SEO! Lately I’ve been getting hits for people searching for Crystal Renn being skinny only to be connected to my post where I ranted about how people need to leave her the F alone. And then there are people who are looking up information about being homesick are directed to the post I wrote about curing homesick blues. Blogging iz fun
Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl says
Ohh looking up search terms that lead to my blog is one of the things that always make me smile!!
Susan Tiner says
It’s pretty amusing what turns up. Yesterday I got “guy put hand inside her jeans and plays with her.” How those search words found my blog I’ll never know!