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Listography – top 5 keyword searches on my blog

October 17, 2011

This week Kate from Kate Takes 5 is asking each of us to do a Listography post of the top 5 keyword searches on our blog.

This I cannot resist. I was trained as a librarian just as the ‘World Wide Web’ was starting to become popular so search engine terms and tagging are very exciting things from my point of view!

Excluding minibreak mummy/minibreakmummy/mini break mummy, the most frequently used search terms by visitors to the Minibreak Mummy blog are:

1st filofax

I never knew so many people were into filofaxes until I wrote a couple of blogposts about them. These two posts are my most visited posts ever (mostly due to getting mentions on the website) and still continue to rack up several visits a day…

2nd handmade blankets

Magpie Monday – handmade blankets

My first Magpie Monday post. I hope people aren’t too disappointed to find these particular blankets are not for sale, and there are no instructions on how to make them.

Joint 3rd – ben and betty reviews and weight watchers iphone app

These two do exactly what they say on the tin.

Joint 5th – typewriter with paper and elmer the elephant cross stitch

Elmer gets a few more search terms, as does Thomas

David Tennant , Mark Ramprakash and Gethin Jones also get some search term love, but there’s nothing for Aled Jones!

And the most bizarre search term that led to my blog is ‘diwali gifts for gents’! I have no idea where they ended up, but I hope they found whatever they were looking for!


11 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2011 1:19 pm

    oh what a great list everyone seems to have ended up somewhere useful 🙂 x

    • October 17, 2011 2:07 pm

      Thanks! It’s quite nice that people are finding this blog through search engines. I certainly get a lot more visits than when I was tucked away on LiveJournal.

  2. October 17, 2011 1:42 pm

    Right, I clearly need some SEO advice from you as all of yours make sense! Mine on the otherhand are damnright odd!! I didn’t know filofaxes were still going – I thought technology would have booted them out of the market.

    • October 17, 2011 2:06 pm

      Re: SEO
      The trick is to get in the head of the person doing the search. What words will they search for? Use those words as tags, in the title of your post and in the titles of photos.
      You’ll still get some odd search terms no matter what you do though – e.g. ‘diwali gifts for gents’ in my case

      Re: filofaxes
      According to The Telegraph, The Filofax is back!
      I’m never one to pay attention to trends, but it seems I accidentally bought something extremely desirable when I purchased a £8.99 filofax from TK Maxx
      A tenth of all the visits to this blog have been to view the post I did about this filofax, and nearly as many visits again have been to another post I did about a filofax I found on eBay

  3. October 17, 2011 2:55 pm

    Wonderful list, and added bonus, I find out about an easy Elmer cross stitch. We love Elmer…..and Thomas. That cross stitch book looks marvellous!

    • October 17, 2011 6:05 pm

      Good to hear that! The Elmer cross stitch is one the easiest I’ve done so I hope you give it a go.

      I also have a couple of books with Thomas charts, but they look a bit fiddlier so I’ve never got around to stitching any.

  4. October 17, 2011 4:44 pm

    Hmmm. I might started titling all my posts with a variation on filofax from now on…

    • October 17, 2011 6:02 pm

      That way madness lies!

      I am tempted to do another filofax post soon, but it’s just a matter of finding the time…

  5. October 17, 2011 6:40 pm

    Oh yours are all very useful – lucky googlers!

  6. October 19, 2011 7:02 am

    Useful search terms and not a Viagra seeker in there anywhere! 😀

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