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.
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.