Top Search terms for this blog: Jellyfish and beyond

i am having a mysterious honeymoon with my blog.  Traffic is up – over 200 hits a day most days (not counting the 150 RSS feeds). Which of course i love.  But i have to confess i dont understand where it is coming from well.  This is not for lack of investigation on my part.  I pour over the statistics about who looks at my blog and where they come from.  Over the last 28 months, these are the top 5 search terms which found my blog and the number of hits which went thru to this blog.

Jellyfish 1103 hits – An article about naming July 2011 after Jellyfish, because they had shut down three reactors world wide thru clogging
Babylon 868 hits – This is about finding yourself on TV when you barely participate in the mainstream culture (which i enjoy calling Babylon). And about homeschooling about the ancient hanging gardens.
Bart map 780 hits – This is a short article praising subways
Akashic Record 750 hits – This is my favorite successful post.  A short one on how you should feel encouraged to readily delete poor choices of comments on social networks like Facebook and how these medias are more like a graffiti wall and not the Akashic Record (saving all knowledge)
bdsm 638 hits – A post from about 18 months ago asking if BDSM is violence? – which people are still commenting on as recently as today

Can anyone explain why most of my search traffic actually seems to come from image searches?  And most of them from the UK, Canada and India?

About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

4 responses to “Top Search terms for this blog: Jellyfish and beyond”

  1. bnmng says :

    First let me say I’m murderously jealous of your 150 RSS feeds (one of which is mine) so watch your back. Of course lately I’ve been writing mostly about politics and economics, two things which I have absolutely no professional experience with, so my yearning for readership is somewhat quixotic.

    I think your blog is popular because you’re a good writer with an interesting bio and you’re writing about an alternative way of living in a time when many people are dissatisfied with their status quo. Your popularity will drive up your ranking even for people not looking for what you have.

    So even people who are not looking for a blog by an anti-war funologist in a commune in Virginia may still see a link to your blog in their search results. Whether they click on that link is their choice. My guess is you appeal more to the UK, Canada and India because you’re such an anti-American hippie communist. And what true red-blooded American is searching for Jellyfish anyway?

  2. paxus says :

    @ bnmng: So if you will permit me. You are not jealous of my RSS feeds you are envious. You dont have upset about my romantic relationship with them, you simply want to have that many yourself (unless i terribly misunderstand you).

    i dont actually think i am a very good writer, i think some of my stuff gets cleaned up, but my writing is adequate. I am an alluring writer, who can get people from a title an a catchy first line into a post. But i certainly could be a tighter and stronger writer – or i could have more consistent editors.

    “So even people who are not looking for a blog by an anti-war funologist in a commune in Virginia may still see a link to your blog in their search results.”

    This is one of my favorite comment lines ever, thanks. Sure this is true, the piece about India, Canada and the UK is that i am getting a lot fo traffic from the google image search engine. I could understand these English speaking countries searching me out for stories, but they are finding me because they like the images i put out – which strikes me as strange somehow.

    i do hope you are right that chronicling an exotic lifestyle will drive up my ratings further. Stay tuned.

  3. paxus says :

    @bnmng – oh and what is your blog, i tried to find it and failed.

  4. bnmng says :

    “You are not jealous of my RSS feeds you are envious”, See? and you say you’re not a good writer!

    My blathering can be found at bnmng.com

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