Search terms; sometimes they make sense, sometimes they are totally random. Sometimes the very randomness can make you laugh, at other times they make you scratch your head and think “how the hell did that end up at my site?”
Celebrating the randomness of the search terms that people use to find our sites is what this monthly meme, #SexySearching, is all about. It’s intended as a fun way to think about what drives people to view what we write.
Here’s how to play along:
- Go to your blog’s dashboard, go to your monthly statistics, select the previous month and take a screenshot of the search terms that have led people to your blog. Save this image as you will need it later.
- On the last day of every month I will send out a prompt for the month, asking you to pick your favourite search term and write a post based (however loosely) on that term. The article can include a photo, it can be a work of fiction, a real life experience, or an opinion piece on the topic; but absolutely no product or book reviews, or excerpts from books. This prompt post will contain an image with search terms from my own blog for those who don’t have any search terms in their stats. You are free to use one of these search terms.
- Write your post on your own blog. Remember to include the screenshot you took previously.
- Add the #SexySearching button (code provided below) to your post.
- You can link your posts between the 1st and the 15th of the month, giving you half a month to write and submit your post.
- Each post that is linked will be promoted on Twitter.
- If you use social media, remember to shout your post out using the #SexySearching hashtag.
- Please take the time to read and comment on the posts that have been submitted.
- Spread the word and have fun…
Please click to download button code:
Add this code to your post by clicking on the ‘text’ tab and pasting it at the bottom of your post.
© Rebel’s Notes
Previous prompts can be found below:
- Sexy Searching #14: May 2016
- Sexy Searching #13: April 2016
- Sexy Searching #12: March 2016
- Sexy Searching #11: February 2016
- Sexy Searching #10: January 2016
- Sexy Searching #9: December 2015
- Sexy Searching #8: November 2015
- Sexy Searching #7: October 2015
- Sexy Searching #6: September 2015
- Sexy Searching #5: August 2015