Jannie In a nutshell, Funny SEO Keyword Searches, 1

Funny Searches, Seriously Weird | Posted by Jannie on 9 February 2009 @ 6:21 AM 49 Comments

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Prompted by the Blogging Guru, Barbara Swafford’s post last week called SEO  — Are We Getting It All Wrong,  I finally peeked at the site stats WordPress Guru, Kim Woodbridge set up a couple of months ago for me.  I’d never checked them ’cause what I didn’t know couldn’t hurt me, right?  If new stumblers were fleeing in droves I’d be blissfully ignorant and continue happily blogging away with all you wonderful friends until my dying day.
Well holy cow, it seems more and more folks are not only finding me but are actually RETURNING here!   And as I commented to Barbara, here are some of the more “interesting” search phrases that landed folks on my site…
– golden bras
– lightweight drunk
– advanced placement essay naked
– brainwashed by Sarah Palin
– ass kicking bunny poem
– cash in my bra
– contortionism
– how to flounce
– I have lost my Jannie
– milking a cow poem
– migraine guitar lesson
Hey – are those me in a nutshell, or what?!?
I’ll be a total Barbara Swafford copycat here and ask the same of you — what kind of keywords are bringing folks to your site?   Do you use your stats and / or give any thought to your Search Engine Optimization?    Or do you even have stats and SEO set up?
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  • 1

    On 10 February 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Holey Cow – is it ever raining here as I write this. Thunder, lightening, hail. Lights flickering. I love it. Shoot, will I get to post this, or will the power go out?

    Glenn: I wrote a really really strange and meaningless but somewhat interesting song a few years ago called “Drinking With Famous Dead Guys.” Savant’s blog commenters remind me of it. I do have about 95 blogs I read now, but I only get ’round to them once or twice a week on average. I feel sad I cannot read every word every one of my buddies has written just as soon as they have posted. I actually I could vist 300 a day and comment (maybe a poem to post on that tomorrrow or Thursday.)

    Andrea: See, I envy that – you have a real niche going for you. That should take you as far as you want to go with it, maybe even farther – a nice little nuggety novella niche to mine indeed.

    Momisodes: I now what you mean by the creepy ones, too weird or gross to mention. Thank God we’re adults and can deal in passing with that kind, I cringe for some teenager who may be blogging and run into the weirdoes. The Internet is not a good place in many ways, shortens childhood, unless severely monitored by parents.

    Tess: I’m going to stay with the bliss element too, but may study my stats at sometime to see what pages and kinds of posts are popular and such. Someday when I get 36 hours a day to do with as I wish.

    Miladysa: Nothing from Google would surprise me – they are intent on taking over the world it seems. And are darn good at coming up with ways to do it.

    Liara: exactly – thre is a wealth of info to be gleaned and put to good use in stats for blog / site growth.

    Georgie: That’s how I found you – went surfing and liked what you wrote. And .. history was made!

    Louise: Oh, I’d love to prance around downtown Austin in one of those golden bras next Hallowe’en! Maybe have a mermaid skirt to go with it. And 5″ golden wedge heels.

    Natural: I so know that song! “You can get here by caravan, cross the desert like an arab man, I don’t care how you get here, just get here if you can.” I remember the Oleta Adams version in 1991. She can freaking sing!

    Renee: “I have lost my Jannie.” Millions and millions of people on the Net, with millions and millions of thoughts and desires in their hearts. Strange things being Googled each and every moment. Oh, such a great big world full of wonderment and bizarre longings.

    VeRonda: Hello again! So nice of you to pop in. It was a pretty funny list, yes! I was cracking up too. And how are you today? You are on my list of bloggers to get ’round to soon. And I will!

  • 2

    On 10 February 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Patricia - Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker said, 

    Well now, everybody has me curious as to what search words are used for people to find my blog. I have Google Analytics but haven’t checked it out in a very long time. Think I will do that now before we get some of that storm that you were talking about. So far it is just rain and wind here but after midnight is expected to get much worse.

    Patricia – Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker’s last blog post..Kindness—Why Is It Easier To Be Kind To Strangers?

  • 3

    On 10 February 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Jessica said, 

    I just had my google analytics set up today. I’ll have to get back to you but I can promise you, one of those search terms will likely be neurotic

  • 4

    On 11 February 2009 at 1:27 am

    J.D. Meier said, 

    Your outfit looks bullet proof, or is that Wonder Woman?

    There are some posts I want to be found by searches, but so the bulk of my energy is just compressing knowledge into little chunks of things you can use.

    I do like it when I can find my posts quickly just by searching. For example, to find my productivity quotes post, I just search for productivity quotes and it pops up. I wish some of my other posts were that easy to find.

    J.D. Meier’s last blog post..Avoid Mental Burnout

  • 5

    On 11 February 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Mia said, 

    That’s awesome and funny. I use some stats, but since changing my blog over they’ve plummeted and I don’t want to look at them anymore. I don’t have the time or energy to put into a ton of seo, but one day, I’ll figure something out.

    Mia’s last blog post..The Journey to Hysteria ~ (I Didn’t Know)

  • 6

    On 12 February 2009 at 1:12 am

    Dorothy said, 

    I just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I sure wish I could get the traffic that you have.

    You have a wonderful blog! It must be a full time job.

    Cheers,

    Dorothy
    http://www.neverenoughrubberstamps.blogspot.com

    P.S. You did say Canadian a? lol

    Dorothy’s last blog post..Blog Help Please!

  • 7

    On 12 February 2009 at 10:28 am

    Jannie said, 

    Patricia:; Did you check them? And are you getting Golden Bras too?

    Jessica: I had noticed you popping up first in Google searches under that, but didn’t feel it was my place to bring it up first.

    J.D. Yeah, to me it’s amazing to me that we get found at all with the amount and scope of articles that are here on the web.

    Mia: Don’t worry – you’ll get it back up there and no doubt surpass it in time. You can’t go wrong with the switch to WordPress, as you know.

    Dorothy: How nice of YOU to pop by here. Welcome. I do spend an average of 2 hours a day blogging, 4 hours would be my goal. (Seriously.) You can get a lot of traffic simply by reading and commenting on other peoples’ blogs. (Seriously, also.) Oh yeah! I’m a Maritimer born ‘n bred.

  • 8

    On 23 February 2009 at 10:17 am

    Rhett said, 

    There are two set of key words that will invariably bring you to my page. One is useful so I have like given it a major face-lift, the other is a sham so I politely direct ppl to other more relevant pages. yeah, I do monitor and aon a regular basis, the kind of traffic I get and form where.
    Many times, I have had Mountain View, California come to my page, and well, the internet provider of that computer was — Google.com!
    I reckon those guys working at Google have on occassion usesd my site to do some research work of their own.

    Rhett’s last blog post..Just Like That

  • 9

    On 16 May 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Funny SEO Words | Jannie Funster said, 

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