Friday, April 15, 2011
Long Tail Keyword Searches
Well over a thousand people came to my website today from various search engines. It can be both entertaining and informative to peruse the search terms that were used. Almost all of the search terms that bring people to my site are “long tail keywords”, keyword phrases of three or more words. Interestingly enough, although my site is all about stock photography, I don’t ever recall seeing the search term “stock photos” bringing anyone to my pages (the closest thing to that on this day was one search for “stock pics”).
Bizarre And Specific Searches For Stock Photos
Most of the people who do find their way to my site don’t actually find what they are looking for, something reflected in my 72% bounce rate (which, from what I understand isn’t too bad). In some cases the searches seem so specific and unique, and yet fit some of my images so well, that it is hard to understand (artist’s bias here) why the person searching doesn’t go on to license the image. Some of those keyword phrases are so bizarre it one would never expect them to be searched for…and yet I do have stock photos that fit the phrases!
Strange and Entertaining Search Phrases For Photography
I have put together an edited list of a dozen of the more entertaining and strange search phrases (long tail keywords) for this one day, as well as a list of a dozen of the very specific and often off-beat search phrases that fit images that I actually have in my stock photo collection (though those images still might not be what the person searching for really wants). In the case of the latter list I have linked the phrases to the images on my site that I believe meet the requirements of those searches. In each case the phrases are complete with the original spelling, capitalization and so forth.
Strange (Long-Tail Keyword) Search Requests:
video camera strapped to frypan
elephants sensitive to texture
funny pic cat with shark teeth
who are the men in orange robes
sexy lips due to exercise men with pics
dangerous baby image
dog wearing fire extinguisher
john john surfer father
Pictures of george washington signing the one dollar bill
how to test tube baby real pictures
teamwork cats fishing
picture of a bird running down the road with a piece of chicken
english bulldog testiculs
Strange (Long-Tail Keyword) Search Requests with links to appropriate Images:
Expected Searches and Appropriate Images