Monday, June 20, 2011

Search Terms Ten

I've never checked what search terms new visitors use that lead them to here because I don't know how to do that spy stuff. Turns out Blogger does, though, via their Stats section, and they also list the terms at the very bottom of the Traffic Sources page.

The good thing is that it's anonymous; they list only the total number of visitors who used the search terms to get here. I guess you could use it to judge if your content is appropriate to your audience. With that in mind, here are:

Ten Things People Look for at PBW

Face Generator (130): Probably the best face generator I've found is the Morphases Editor.

Paperback Writer Blog (156): There are a couple of other blogs that use the same name, but I'm probably the best-known in the Publishing Industry and (far as I know) the original.

Plotting a Novel (488): Here are all the plotting posts I've tagged from most recent to the earliest.

Lynn Viehl Website (501): I don't have a formal website, sorry, but all the pertinent info about my books can be found via the sidebar links.

Place Name Generator (674): My old post about place name generators is here, although most of the generators I listed back in 2006 have since winked out of existence. The links that are still functional are Serendipity's two place name generators as well as the Planet, Realm and Tavern name generators over at Seventh Sanctum. Also, I've made a note to myself to start hunting new place name generator links, and I'll put together an new/updated post as soon as I compile them.

Novel Outline (770): Here are all of the posts about outlining that I've tagged, from latest to earliest.

Outlining a Novel (880): See Novel Outline.

How to Outline a Novel (1,658) Now I understand why the most popular writing post of all time on PBW is Novel Outlining 101.

Paperback Writer (3,370): Just in case anyone came here to listen to The Beatles' song, after which this blog is named, here's a video of them performing it:

Lynn Viehl (6,132): Yep, you found me. Welcome. My bibliography is here, the most important info about me and the blog can be read here. Links to all of my free novels, novellas, stories and other stuff can be found here.

Those of you who have Blogger as your host, do you use these search term lists for anything useful? Let us know in comments.


  1. LOL That's just plain weird. I put up the Paperback Writer video on my blog last night. :-)

  2. I don't use the search term items for anything useful. But I've got to say I'm intrigued!

  3. At least, your search terms are relatively relevant. I always get a lot of totally offbeat ones such as "zeppelin porn".


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