Are you listening?
I had to giggle when I came across this post by Trial of the Century. I too have often looked at and laughed at some of the search terms people have used that brought them to me or at least here to Cheri Speak. Even though I am well versed on SEO, I have to scratch my head, ponder, and crack-up over some of the words and phrases listed in my stats and I would like to share the giggle with you. But first, let me mention a few that were no brainer big helps at generating views.
Earlier in 2012 Brett McGurk was President Obama’s nominee for Ambassador to Iraq. I had been following another story on McGurk since the summer so I jumped on the chance to write about it in relation to his nomination. Because I had already been aware of the brewing sex scandal I was able to write accordingly and when main-stream America was catching wind my articles (and Blog) turned up in many searches that included the terms: fellatio, rooftop, Iraq, Palace, Sex, and Scandal in addition to his and his lover turned wife Gina Cho who resigned from the Wall Street Journal after the nomination went sour. This goes to prove that well written semi-unknown writers can still have a presence in the making of minds in politics.
Another well crafted story that turned up in tons of searches was the story I wrote called A Better Pitch
about former pitcher Matt Bruback. Not only did I rank for things to do with him and baseball, but more importantly I ranked for many things to do with Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsey, and other childhood diseases and disorders. This was great because in the story there are fantastic links that can help out these kids.
Ironically I also ranked relatively well for a few things involving the FBI and 9/11 due to my research paper Evidence Room; Hijacker’s DNA, FBI Fingerprints. Searches where this turned up included things like FBI DNA, FBI Finger Prints, and 9/11 Finger Prints. It is nice to see the story still making it’s rounds since I wrote it several years ago. It is a heavy and robust paper and took a lot of heart and soul…and brain power as I had to learn a bit about DNA itself.
I love to bring awareness to things when I can and it is inspiring to know people outside of this community here on WordPress find me and my articles. I have some “followers” who do not have WP Blogs so I wonder how many of them are people that found me by default by doing a common search? I may never know, but that’s ok because I love looking at the ways they find me anyhow.
Here are a few of my favorite search terms people used from 2012 that that led them to my Blog. Some I found hilarious and some are a bit disturbing, but all are worth sharing. I can kind of see how most led to me, but not all of them! I hope you enjoy the laugh and don’t forget to look through your own and tell us some of your favorites too.