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09-05-2006, 09:55 AM
When checking the analytics for my blog http://seofactor.blogspot.com, I see that in the 'Overall Keyword Conversion' section, it says I got 3 hits from the search term 'seo' from google[organic], and search[organic]. A little skeptical (being that the blog is barely 4 months old and 'SEO' is a dream search term) I tried to recreate the result. I could not be found anywhere under this term. So what does this field mean? What gives? Any help is greatly appreciated.
09-14-2006, 03:37 PM
I get those "magical" referrers from Google to. I have decided there are more likely from people using the "I'm feeling lucky" button and my websites gets 1-2 of the thousands that may try this query everyday.
Another possibility is that some local referrers are getting to you because the searcher is signed into their Google account and Google is choosing to show you high for generic term because the algo has decided your a better match for that specific user based on geography.
09-18-2006, 01:21 AM
Since I'm feeling lucky just throws you straight to the #1 result, I don't think that's it Incrediblehelp. When we get results for the term "tools" in small quantities, I usually check and find that we're in the 300's for that. I think someone is using a scraper to get a large number of results for one specific term. Surely nobody in their right mind would go 30+ pages in and click on a result.
09-18-2006, 12:32 PM
Since I'm feeling lucky just throws you straight to the #1 result, I don't think that's it Incrediblehelp.
Strange last time I looked at that it was more random. Oh well, that is dumb feature.
I wonder where these occasional generic search phrases come from. Must be when people are signed into Google Account?
10-10-2006, 12:57 AM
After doing more digging, I'm seeing a pattern in some of the useragents. They're all some sort of a bot that is supposedly coming from Google... not bloody likely. My best guess is still scraper bots, which we get a lot of.