So, my blog is almost 6 months old (it feels like I’ve been blogging for years!) and I’ve discovered that I can finally start looking at my blog-stats in a more meaningful way. If I could dedicate more time to this hobby (which actually feels more like a part-time job) then I could definitely try to improve my SEO, I could go through my content with a fine tooth comb and I could probably do a better job of analysing my stats. However, at the minute I’m just too busy…
One thing I have discovered is that people are finding me more and more frequently through search engines, which is great. I love seeing what people have been searching for when they stumbled upon me. But one thing that has really been getting on my nerves lately is the “unknown search terms” – and they’re growing every month.
I get online security and privacy, I really do. But sometimes I just wish I could see all of these terms!
While putting this post together and going through my search times, I ended up giggling a little, so I thought I’d share some of the more funny ones!
“beautiful oblivion by katie mcgarry twist ending explanation”
Really? I won’t be overly pedantic about the wrong author, but really? I wish I could write a post that explains Beautiful Oblivion, I at least attempted it in my review. I should also note I have many search terms similar to this!
“drown the gown stupid trend”
Is this a real thing? Should I search this and find out? Or is this related to girls in dresses on book covers? Drown the Gown – now there’s a post title I could work with. Except I don’t mind dresses on covers, as I’ve previously mentioned here.
“i don’t lend books”
I hear ya. In fact, I’m doing a post on my Bookish-OCD soon including why I find it particularly difficult to lend books to people. Not sure why this statement would be used as a search term though…
“hate a book dislike all characters goodreads”
Alrighty then. That sounds a little angst-ridden. Would you like to talk about it? And why would you search for a book that matches that description? Surely that book should be avoided. Disliking characters and hating a book are two very separate things though – another post I intend to do shortly.
“blog shelf-stacker home husband”
I’m not sure… I don’t… Hmm…
“read jamie mcguire beautiful oblivion online free”
Nope. No. Nada. Get yourself off my blog.
“how many months to know sex of baby”
Well, I doubt this blog gave you the answer. I’d love to know where you ended up. It’s around five months though, right?
“i hate dolores umbridge”
May all Harry Potter fans unite and say an “amen” to this one! I’m assuming this person landed here. Again though, why would you type that statement into a search engine?! Am I the only person who searches logically?
“sheldon why so serious”
Do you get frustrated at “unknown search terms”? What are some of your favourite terms people have searched for when they ended up on your blog? Get sharing with me in the comments below!