I’m On The First Page Of Google For WHAT?!?

I was looking over my Google Webmaster Tool data over the weekend as I usually do. Now normally I just pay-attention to which terms are bringing in the most traffic, and how I can optimize around those or new keywords I want to target. However this weekend I couldn’t help but spend a few extra minutes pouring over the tons of wacky search terms that I happen to rank well for.

While many of these terms provide very little search volume every one of them has brought at least one new visitor to the site. Of course it’s the Domaining-related keywords that bring in a majority of my organic traffic, but it’s fun to see how some of my article titles have given me prime real estate for some wacky searches.

You can do a Google search yourself if you don’t believe me, but yes, somehow and some way my blog is on the first page of Google for the following ten searches, that I’ve deemed as a pretty darn wacky way to find my site!

  1. it’s my airplane
  2. investor tv
  3. adrift in macau
  4. typical sunday
  5. how to get on an earlier flight
  6. asian photography awards 2010
  7. harder than I thought
  8. 6:00pm pst
  9. 7:00pm pst
  10. sales tracking spreadsheet

And there you have it folks – the MorganLinton.com top ten wackiest first-page Google listings! Feel free to share your own. If you’d like to know the top keywords that bring people to my sites those are:

  • Domain Investing
  • ccTLDs
  • ccTLD Investing
  • Domain Monetization
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Google Adwords Keyword Tool
These are the keywords I’m targeting and I’m very happy with where I rank…still it blows my mind that somewhere out there someone is searching for “it’s my airplane” or “adrift in macau” and finding my site on the first page. What is this world coming to! πŸ™‚ Feel free to share your own if you’re a Webmaster Tools geek like me.

{ 15 comments… add one }

  • Leonard Britt August 2, 2010, 6:55 pm

    I don’t use Webmaster Tools much but do regularly review my Google Analytics stats. I once found that a couple of sites were ranking for a misspelling of the primary keyword and realized that that word was commonly misspelled in a number of search phrases. I found one .COM which includes that word available and the single word .Net which perhaps some day I’ll develop.

  • Nadia August 2, 2010, 7:31 pm

    Asian Photography Awards 2010. Classic! Morgan and his hidden talents. πŸ™‚

  • Ric August 2, 2010, 9:58 pm

    Morgan, the keywords your targeting and ranking well for. Once you hit the top, do you keep working on them (backlinks, etc.)? or do they stay in place pretty much on there own after you did the initial work?

  • randomo August 3, 2010, 3:39 am

    Search engines are funny. I was looking through awstats for my Randomo.com site and found that two visitors had gotten there via the search phrase “fake nude pictures of katie couric”. I assure you there are no such pictures there [real OR fake]! (However, your blog will probably rank on the first page for that phrase now too.) πŸ™‚

    P.S. Not to be pedantic, but it’s “poring over”, not “pouring over.”

  • Gary Taylor August 3, 2010, 4:55 am

    Hi Morgan

    Ha ha I love stuff like this

    The strangest one I have at the moment is ranking first page on Google UK for “Modified Audi RS6”

    Funny what the strength of one post can do

    All the best


  • Joseph Slabaugh (Mr. Deleted) August 3, 2010, 5:41 am

    I am on the 1st page of Google (sometimes the 1st result, but not always) for “utube.com” for my youtube video. That video has 1.5 million video views now, and through the Partner Program now makes about 100 a month in revenue.


  • Logan August 3, 2010, 5:53 am

    Also not to be pedantic, there is no hyphen in “pay-attention”. Generally, there is no hyphen in any verb / noun combination; just use a space. Your use of the hyphen in “Domaining-related keywords” is correct, however, because the hyphen is used in the adjective modifying the noun “keywords”.

  • steve cheatham August 3, 2010, 7:02 am

    After I am done with the real work, I do the same thing for a good laugh.

  • Bruce Tedeschi August 3, 2010, 7:37 am

    shows the power of naming you pages as people speak. Also sub-domains do the same thing. Morgan you and I need to collaborate on a book for a complete guide to domaining and monetizing your domains. I often make money consulting to companies on how to get ranked thrugh different means.

  • Morgan August 3, 2010, 9:14 am

    Thanks for the great comments everyone!

    @Ric – in response to your question, I never stop targeting my top keywords, with new sites launching every day it’s important to stay focused on your top keywords and keep doing everything you can to rank well for them.

    @Randomo and @Logan – I have a Masters Degree in Engineering…not English – thanks for the corrections though πŸ™‚

    @Bruce – sounds good to me!!

  • Randy L Pendleton August 3, 2010, 12:46 pm

    Some of these grammatical suggestions are accurate and some aren’t. But I won’t touch upon that subject.

    On my personal site, I’ve been found with some strange things this year Just a few:

    turbo wash 1100
    stadium stand 84 ct
    tae bo live advanced vhs
    thera-band flexbar

    I still scratch my head over these. lol

    • Morgan August 3, 2010, 10:23 pm

      Thanks for sharing @Randy – and coming to my grammatical defense πŸ™‚

  • Mike DomainAnimal August 3, 2010, 2:04 pm

    It’s my airplane is a line from the chorus of a Red Hot Chili Pepper’s song from the album “What Hits?”

    i’m curious now whether this page will start to outrank your other pages for any of these terms

  • emma August 3, 2010, 2:45 pm

    Listen folks: The only people making money domaining are the domain registrars and domain extension marketers. They would tell you anything about domains so that you register domains and when you do so they got you in their trap. You have to renew the domains every year hoping you will sell them at a exorbitant price and that will never happen, before yes, not now. To sell a domain name today you must be lucky, just like winning a lottery. Don’t please go by SEDO sale reports. They are fake. Most of the sale Sedo reports are fictitious, they never took place, if they take place then is a fixed sale. They would register any names any day and they would sell to themselves and then report the sale, this is to give impression that domains are selling well. Be smart Folks

  • Mike DomainAnimal August 4, 2010, 8:34 am

    @Emma, thanks for your cut and pasted comment from another blog. we sincerely appreciate your valuable contribution to this discussion


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