As you add more and more content to a blog, you’re going to find yourself more and more surprised by the keywords people use in search engines to find you.
Here’s a selection of keywords used to find Online Opportunity over the past couple of months.
a hungry crowd: I was actually on page 7 for this search term when I checked. That’s one of the surprising things about looking at these keywords, some are quite deep in Google’s search results. I can only imagine that the person searching didn’t find what they were looking for on the first page.
make your own websyte 4 free: I was on page 2 for this misspelling of website. None of the results actually used the misspelling. Could be a niche!
get paid to click advertisements for 1 dollar per ad: I was #1 in Google when I checked, but have now dropped out of sight. Not sure what happened there, but it’s just as well since I only wish I knew how to get paid $1 per ad clicked.
make money just by filling forms without paying something: Lots of people out there looking to make money without spending money. I was on page 10 for this one, so they were looking hard for a solution and not finding one.
creating oppurtunity from nothing: #1 for Google for this misspelling. Not that I can help anyone create opportunity from nothing, but it’s nice that Google has such confidence in me.
online opportunity sleep autopilot: Page 2 when I checked, but not there now. I’m hoping this person wants to make money while they’re sleeping, and that they are not a pilot looking for autopiloting software.
fixmycar.com: I was #3 when I checked, but am missing from the results now. I used this domain as an example in a post.
im 14 i want to earn money:
how are 14-year olds supposed to make money?: #4 when I checked, but not there now. This traffic is thanks to Carl Ocab posting a comment in my John Chow review post.
find a hungry crowd case study: #4 in Google, thanks to my Autopilot Profits review. I’m afraid that post didn’t help the searcher much.
randall cornett: on page 1 in Google. If you want to rank highly for someone else’s name, just use it freely in blog posts. Especially if it isn’t a common name to start with. I’m not quite sure why anyone would search on Randall’s name, though, and bypass his own blog in the #1 and #2 slots to get to this blog. Unless it was the big “$100” in the title of my blog post (that was my original review contest post).
Some of the things that struck me going through these keywords: first, many people are looking pretty deep into Google’s search results to find the blog. Second, when I first checked for many of these keywords, I ranked for them. When I just checked before posting this, I’d dropped out of the search results for some. Search engine results positioning is very fluid, and changes all the time.
You can try to optimize for specific keywords, but expect Google to change its mind quite frequently. And you’ll end up ranking for keywords you never expected based on chance phrases you use in your post, and on comments. So don’t spend too much time worrying about SEO. Do the basics, and write enough content that you’ll rank highly for something, even if you’re not sure what.
What strange keywords have people used to find your blog?