Saturday, March 31, 2007

Unusual searches leading to our blog - part 4

Melissa Wiley has had some fun or strange searches leading to her blog. One strange search was "mom tied in basement found by teenage boy." She is the first response for Google now, partly because she blogged about it. Someone also ended up at her blog with a search of "how long do walruses stay with their moms?" She is also the first response on Google for this search.

It has been several months since I've listed some of the strange searches which brought readers to our blog. After reading about Melissa's unusual searched, I started checking out Sitemeter again. Here are a few fun searches leading to our blog:

A reader from Indiana was searching for "cost for private karate classes" which has my post from last month on Is being a homeschooler as expensive as private school?. Last month the post was the eight listed. Now it is number seven.

A reader from New Jersey was looking for "song lyric mistakes." Janine's post on Wise man/Foolish man vs. April showers bring May flowers was number five. This sounds impressive, but there were only five hits.

Someone in Florida was searching for first anniversary gifts creative. A couple weeks ago Google had the Carnival of Homeschooling, week 53 as the number hit. Google has since changed its ranking and the carnival is now the third most likely hit.

I'm not sure what the goal was for with a search of importance of oil to education. Maybe they were looking for how much revenue was generated to fund education. Or maybe the person was looking for cooking oil in a home education class. Any ways they were taken to our post on The importance of hard work.

From Egypt came a query for cate café. Two of our posts are currently number one and two. It is interesting to see the Google search engine in Arabic. I was surprised to find the scroll bar on the left side of the window. It appears there is a business called Cate Café.

Recently someone from San Juan Puerto Rico came to our blog. They used Google Translate to read our blog in Spanish.

If you have a blog, you might enjoy checking how people end up at your blog.


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1 comment:

Saille said...

Heh. Well, I just added to your list. I've been here before, but today I got here by searching "homeschool propulsion pump air nerf"