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October 2, 2007 / Toby Dayton

If The Phrase ‘Freaky Aliens’ Catches Fire, My Blog Readership Will Skyrocket

Last week, I wrote a post on how writing a blog helps you better understand the phenomena of search and search engine optimization (SEO). I don’t know why, or if it’s common among bloggers, but I am fascinated by the search phrases that lead people to my blog and the impact that various posts have on SEO. I recall reading an article in Wired magazine about Google, where the author described the computers in Google’s lobby that showed, in real time, search phrases being entered into Google’s search engine. The author observed that these lobby monitors served as incredibly powerful, unfiltered windows into the human psyche. It’s a good thing I don’t work at Google, because I’d never leave the lobby and while my pathetic traffic stats provide no such power, I am riveted nevertheless by the search engine-generated-traffic I capture and why.

At any rate, I discovered this weekend, in looking at referring URLs, that by searching on the phrase ‘freaky aliens,’ my blog is the 3rd search result of the 1,680,000 search results generated by Google, thanks to this post. With the title of this post you’re reading right now, I just might climb up to the #1 or #2 spot for this most coveted of search phrases.

[tags]Freaky Aliens, SEO, Search Engine Optimization, Google, Why Blog, Wired Magazine, Worthless Ways To Waste Time On Weekends[/tags]