I should start this post with stating that this is not a conclusion / results post to “The search phrase”experiment and what makes a popular blog post“, but a follow up to capture some additional search phrases, and some points I missed. I was going to post this earlier in the week but it went against my current reduced blogging schedule. Anyhoo, first, the points I missed. In the original post I covered some thoughts on what made a popular post, what draws in “likes” and “comments”, and what doesn’t. After some kind reader comments on the original post, these are some points I missed:
- Posts about writing or blogging tend to draw in more comments from bloggers (we all have writing in common).
- Longer posts tend to be more likely to not to get read properly, and more likely skimmed through. A candidate for “likes” over “Comments”.
- Posts with humour, if you get it right and it is humorous, tend to draw in more comments. People always like to comment on something that makes them laugh or happy.
- Posts with humour might not catch the eye of many new readers unless about something that catches their eye, but any that do read it will likely contribute in some way, or begin to follow your blog.
- Posts about blogging and it’s relationship with social media e.g. facebook, might also prove popular as it is something many people have in common and is somewhat interactive to varying degrees.
“The Experiment” – part 2
In the previous post it occurred to me that in choosing popular search terms that this might not actually be that useful in drawing in random readers via search engines, purely because they are popular. That is to say, there are plenty of other sites covering the same thing, are therefore competition in that sense, and probably have better search optimisation than an amateur like me. I shall get back to that point in the conclusion post. In the meantime, here is a second section of seemingly random search topics with added brainsplats nonsense, this time not based on popular searches giving the blog post i.e. this blog post, a different position in the web mess. I’m looking at “advertising slogans”, “a sex slang quiz”, “related search terms” and “the 15 most popular blogs”. They may be popular subjects anyway. What do you think?
where we consider a selection of products via the advertising guff.
- Finger lickin Good – (KFC), although this is a company that offers a “banquet” which is delivered in a bucket. Who’s idea of a banquet is that?
- Have a break, have a Kit Kat – Hmm, actually I fancy one of those now.
- They’rrrre GR-R-REAT – (Frosties) – If you like sugary milk and hyperactive kids.
- You got chocolate in my peanut butter! (Reeses Peanut butter cups) – And you look like sh*t scrapped out of a babies diaper.
- Now you’re eating! (Pizza Hut) – Eating elsewhere?
- The power of Dreams (Honda) – Making a change from strange dreams about an apocalypse, which I sometimes have.
- Snap! Crackle! Pop! (Rice Crispies) – Just add chocolate to make childs cake, and remove the Snap, Crackle and Pop.
- Where’s the Beef (Wendys) – Presumably elsewhere?
- The greatest freedom is to believe in yourself (Britney Spears scenty thing) – Which is one of those phrases that sounds impressive, but doesn’t appear to mean anything when you think a little more about it.
- It’s Miller time! (Miller) – When you cannot get any decent beer for a party, and it is on a special price offer.
- King of Beers (Budweiser) – See above. This might be king in a race of two.
The below section contains a quiz where you can “guess what the naughty slang word(s) mean”. If you are offended by naughty words, then jump over the dotted section below.
So guess what the following words refer to. Answers are below.
- Bung Hole
- bearded clam, bearded lady
- wearing the rag
- french art
- french letter
- pocket pool
- to have the banana peeled
- sexual intercourse
Typing “Search engine optimisation” into google
I’m a novice at this so I’m not going to blog much on this subject other than to mention when I typed “blog search engine optimisation” into Google, I noted the following were related search terms, i.e. google would group this search into the same area as the following (click on “related search terms” and you shall see what I mean):
popular blog search lyrics – popular blog search phrases – popular blog search dictionary – popular blog search text – popular blog search names – best blog search words – good blog search words – favorite blog search words – unique blog search words – new blog search words
Top 15 Most popular blogs:
I also wondered what the current most popular blogs are (not specifically wordpress, just blogs in general). How many do you know? I’ve never heard of several of them, although I would recommend Boing Boing. Data derived from here http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/blogs. All these seem to be a bit larger than the average blog like this one. But then these are the most popular ones.
- The Daily Beast
Number 5? Really?
And that concludes the experimental nonsense for this post. Conclusions will be coming up in a future post.
Lexicon word of the day: ideate.