You’ll Never Guess What Search Term Brings The Most Traffic To My Blog

Okay, I thought I’d throw this out there since it’s been absolutely mind boggling to me for the last year. What I’m talking about is the #1 search term that brings visitors to my blog. A majority of my traffic comes from search engines and it’s often a variety of terms that bring people to my blog each day from Google and Bing, but there’s one term that’s always in first place.

Yes, people do get to my blog when they search for things like “domain flipping” and “domain investing”. I also get some nice traffic from terms like “wordpress 101” where I’m on the first page of Google. However none of these terms bring as much traffic as one word that doesn’t explain me at all and that I don’t write about at all, except for one post.

What’s the word? First try to guess and then scroll down, the single word that people search for that just about every single day is the #1 search term bringing traffic to my blog is…drumroll please:

Grumpy

That’s right, me, cheering, the glass is always half full Morgan has the word grumpy sending traffic to my blog every single day. Why? Because of one post I wrote back in 2010 titled – Are You A Grumpy Domainer. All the other search terms people use to find my blog combined dwarf the traffic coming from good old grumpy, but this still wins as the #1 search term that people use to find my blog and discover it for the first time every day.

It’s a strange world we’re living in, isn’t it! Take a look at your blog or one of your top sites and feel free to share the search term that brings the most traffic to it in the comment section below.

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  • Tia Wood November 20, 2012, 7:53 pm

    Maybe people are coming to you for the cure. Google: “Feeling Grumpy? Go see Morgan.” 🙂

  • Mark November 20, 2012, 8:31 pm

    Hey Morgan:

    Very funny and weird. I definitely don’t think “grumpy” when I think of you or your blog.

    You could make a play for Grumpy.com and test the cosmos!

  • Uzoma November 20, 2012, 8:35 pm

    What Tia said!!!

    Plus, another thing I’m thinking about is that people who said the internet is still at the very early stage, that domaining is just beginning, may be right. Perhaps Google is still like in the stone age compared to what’s to come when it comes to search. It’s either that Google is deliberately being evil, or their technology is ancient. One or the other : -)

  • Louise November 20, 2012, 9:35 pm

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    tie for the biggest search terms which bring traffic to my site, last month, EmergingDomains broke 7,000 uniques – I don’t know what that means! I suspect you get that in a week here?

  • Scott November 20, 2012, 11:58 pm

    It’s people clicking on the “Grumpy” character in the Google image results — not people actually finding the term on the blog.

    http://morganlinton.zippykidcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/grumpy1-300×287.jpg

  • James November 20, 2012, 11:59 pm

    Hey Morgan, just think how lucky the “grumpy” people are to find you!

    • Morgan November 22, 2012, 10:35 am

      @James – that is a good way to look at it, hopefully I’ve helped some of them become less grumpy!

  • Michael November 21, 2012, 12:32 am

    Scott is right! You don’t come up in search you come up in images! Google is not broke people are just finding the best picture of grumpy on the internet and you have it! 🙂

  • Joe November 21, 2012, 2:15 am

    I agree with Scott, your traffic comes from Google Images only, not Google search.

  • Sri November 21, 2012, 5:03 am

    @Scott’s got it right 🙂

    BTW, Google webmaster tools shows a report on what items from our site are indexed and at what position. And, it’s fun to see that report, showing lot of mispells and ambigous words giving us higher rankings, than the terms we would really want to rank for 😛

  • ImageAuthors November 21, 2012, 11:50 am

    I feel very misled and betrayed. When I searched for “grumpy” right now I was looking for Disney video clips. Instead I get all this nonsense about SEO and domain investing! Hi ho … hi ho …

  • Mike at Domainaddress.info November 22, 2012, 7:02 am

    Strong words you got there!