I like Google Analytics so much so that I use it to track activity on this site as well as other sites that I use. I almost always set up Google Analytics for clients to use to track their websites. Imagine my surprise when during my monthly routine, I looked at reports that indicated that suddenly I’m getting hundreds of visits from folks looking for lightning stuff.
A quick Google search on lightning strikes turns up the stunning result that Google places me above the fold for searches on lightning strikes. Although there are “About 1,680,000 results”, apparently, I’ve been here awhile. But knowing Google search, there’s no guarantee I’ll be there tomorrow.
First off, I’ll never understand Google’s algorithms for search results. I could have spent thousands of dollars on SEO and never achieved above the fold for such a fantastic search term like lightning strikes. This achievement seems to break all of the SEO rules. My domain name has nothing to do with lightning. Although there are several articles and my thing about lightning posted here, most of the content is about business computing. However, I’m thankful for Google’s placing my website in such good company as intellicast.com and weather.com.
Right about now, I’m feeling very obligated to these hard working Google lightning strikes searchers by providing more lightning stuff. I feel like I’m letting you down. So, my question to you; What would you like to see or learn about lightning strikes?
Please leave me an answer or share your story in the comments. I’ll try not to let you down. Oh, before I forget; thanks Google.