The Tangled Web, Google Works In Strange Ways!

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The Tangled Web, Google Works in Strange Ways!The Web, tangled connections

The Internet is a strange place...D'uh!!! Right?? All kind of odd things get lumped together and you just don't know what will combine in the Google search engine results.

We post about a diverse range of topics, and when you combine all the comments and signature blocks, the complexity easily goes up tenfold!

Yesterday morning we checked our Google Analytics to see what terms were leading to our blog.

Some made sense:

  • Suntrust Mortgage Foreclosure lawsuit....yep, blogged about that!
  • William Spear RE/MAX....that's a gimme, easy to understand.


Then we got to "lawsuit against floor coverings international".  Okay, now THAT one doesn't make much sense to us.  We've never posted on a lawsuit against FCI, nor about FCI at all, although we get comments from our Active Rain friend Debbie Gartner on a regular basis, and the other thing would be...she doesn't run her business in a way that would gather a lawsuit!!  (FYI, we checked with Debbie before placing this post, FCI is franchised, so her NY area business is NOT related with any lawsuits!)

So what the hey, put in "lawsuit against floor coverings international" to Google search, and sure enough, here we are on page 2 results:

Google Search Results

So we have the elements of the search in different posts, the Suntrust Bank lawsuit, and Debbie's comment signatures gives us Floor
Lily Kat in HatCoverings International!

The actual post that gets the return?  A Halloween picture of our cat Lily!


Perhaps Lily is filing torts when we're not looking, hoping for an out of court settlement that she can cash in for better costumes and a year's supply of mice to "play" with?  Alan will tell you cats are devious!

Keep on Blogging and We'll See What Happens!
Liz and Bill  aka BLiz

P.S.  If we can get Google Page 2 on something we're not even trying to advertise, IMAGINE what we can do for a home seller when we're ACTUALLY trying to promote a home!!!  Give us a call and we'll show you!

 

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Michael Thornton
Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
Complete Home Inspections, Inc.

Good morning Liz and Bill. Yes, it is interesting what Google picks up isn't it? So much for computer logic...

November 02, 2010 07:27 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Roger, I think we already know everything we need to know :)  Besides, the first 50 pages would all be Active Rain matches from your blogs and comments!!!

Michael, I would imagine with anyone over a 1000 posts, almost any search could return for them if they've got all their terms indexed by Google... Lily is just happy being famous!!

November 02, 2010 07:53 AM
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Cinnamon Wright
Assistant to Tish Lloyd
Wilmington Real Estate 4U 910.547.1446

BL keeps showing up on Google Alerts for our area with comments she makes on the blog of a colleague in Raleigh.  Kinda funny, but as long as her name is out there it's all good.

November 02, 2010 08:02 AM
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Cinnamon, We've got the alerts set up, and the name can show up pretty much anywhere!

November 02, 2010 08:12 AM
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Real Estate Salesperson
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956

Liz and BIll, you're just everywhere, even in places you didn't know existed.  Better watch out or your cat will surpass your  google presence

November 02, 2010 08:52 AM
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Leah, The power of syndication...you ever want to find places you didn't know existed, pop in a listing's address and see how many pages of Google results show!  And Lily best behave if she wants her Friskies every night!  She needs to remember who pays the bills! :)

November 02, 2010 09:11 AM
Rainer
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Don Spera
Serving York and Adams County, PA
CR Property Group, LLC

If you are like most of us on AR, we are never at a loss for words.  Your personal history also proves that (lol).

November 02, 2010 09:23 AM
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Coleen DeGroff
Haile Plantation Real Estate - Gainesville FL
eXp Realty

Hey BLiz - This cracked me up! Google can certainly tangle things up in wild and wooly ways.....and now I'm starting to wonder if your cat Lily is behind it all? She certainly looks crafty.  :) 

November 02, 2010 09:24 AM
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Don, We try to keep the posts flowing!

Coleen, You know cats...always conspiring...pretending to be cute...all the while working on their next plot :)

November 02, 2010 09:26 AM
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Charita Cadenhead
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
Keller Williams Realty

Oh what a tangled web AR is.  But it's of the best kind.  Just think when you get geared up to really focus on getting the juice.  You're going to be unstoppable.

November 02, 2010 09:55 AM
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We ran a google search for one of our listing addresses yesterday, between direct and indirect advertising, we had 8 of the 10 page 1 spots for the home's address, and all we're related to it's sale.  Just don't like the fact that someone else has the #1 spot!!  Active Rain obviously figures prominently just off the listing blog post!

 

10730 Dallasburg

November 02, 2010 10:03 AM
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Ritu Desai
Northern Virginia Realtor - Fairfax/Loudoun/PW - 7
Samson Properties

Its strange how I have got clients who found me through some non related key words but they were thinking about buying homes google destiny was for us to meet.

November 02, 2010 10:50 AM
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Ritu, It is strange how things work sometimes!

November 02, 2010 10:56 AM
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Cindy Marchant
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com

Hi Bliz...I think long tails are very interesting.  My biggest hitter this month was "Halloween Hours for Trick or Treating in Fishers", but one that always does well is when they type in a local weather lady and the Colts quarterback together.  I have written on both individuals for various reasons so when their names are paired, my blogs comes up!  The bigger questions is WHY is someone typing both their names in Google...the plot thickens!

Cindy in INdy

November 02, 2010 02:18 PM
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Cindy...that's the really long tail....DEEP in the cobwebs of someone's brain!

November 02, 2010 02:24 PM
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Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
Top Listing Broker
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253

Great post - the web works in mysterious ways! Thanks Liz and Bill. :D

November 02, 2010 08:45 PM
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Michelle Gibson
REALTOR
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc.

Liz & Bill - This is one thing I'll never understand, the search engines definitely work in strange ways.  When ever I need a little confusion in my life I check my google analytics :)

November 02, 2010 09:26 PM
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Patty, It can be downright strange! :)

Michelle, We've had several hits for the Nigerian 419 scheme... Precious Gukayama keeps getting looked for and brought to us!

November 02, 2010 09:41 PM
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Lisa Orme
Broker/Realtor, ABR, CRS,GRI, PSCS, SFR, Notary Pu
The Master's Key Realty LLC -Windsor, CT - HARTFORD COUNTY

Bill and Liz - this is what makes AR so intriguing!  I'm always amazed at some of the places that I show up on my Google alerts. But you've convinced me now that I need to look at Google Analytics as well. :o)

November 03, 2010 12:32 PM
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Lisa, There's never a shortage of strange things, or things to do for our business!  Google just adds another layer of fun!

November 03, 2010 12:36 PM
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