Ever wonder how people find their way to your blog via search engines? Now I know – and I’m a bit confused in places.
Unknown search results (425)
Nothing particularly shifty here – this usually means that someone used Google to search for your site. Google doesn’t reveal search terms for privacy reasons and has been encrypting the vast majority of them since 2013.
‘duolingo russian review’ (4)
Wait, is this the cause of the ‘random page redirects’? People are actually looking for this silly image compilation?
‘the yellow arrow review’ (2)
Self-explanatory. Glad people enjoy reading that review as much as I enjoyed writing it.
‘vladimir posner winter is coming’ (2)
Interesting combo, considering Garry Kasparov wrote Winter is Coming, and I haven’t reviewed any of Vladimir Posner’s books. (I’ve read Parting with Illusions before though – pretty curious stuff.)
‘lies in the mclaren report’ (2)
Almost forgot that little experiment in open forum-style discussion.
‘albatz телеграм’ (2)
‘review problems of the werewolf pelevin’ (1)
Werewolf Problem in Central Russia review? Sacred Book of the Werewolf? Pelevin is a werewolf? With problems?
‘perrot mcclaren’ (1)
Somebody’s after you. Or your comments. I don’t know. But they ended up on my blog.
‘the 7+3 deadly sins of writibg russia books’ (1)
‘wordpress russian spring’ (1)
Now this one is interesting. What is the ‘Russian Spring’? And aren’t more Russian bloggers on LiveJournal than WordPress?
‘sergey armeyskov academia edu’ (1)
Sergey has his own blog, so this user must’ve been after one of his comments on RR.
‘red sparrow movie set’ (1)
Okay, I’m a little concerned now. This word is written millions of times across the Net. And yet this search entry brought someone specifically to my blog. Which means Russia Reviewed was visible in the search results for россия, probably within the first five pages, at some point…
‘writing an email reviewing a book russian author’ (1)
I got nothing.
‘thom wheeler jo’ (1)
‘duolingo russian twitter’ (1)
Duolingo image posts or my posts about Twitter?
‘short summary of not by bread alone by nalbandov’ (1)
‘victor pelevin yellow arrow read’ (1)
‘duolingo russian course review’ (1)
‘who s written by russian diary’ (1)
Who’s written by A Russian Diary? Anna Politkovskaya wrote it, but who did it call into being?
‘theif in law, bullen’ (1)
I’m afraid to type ‘Russia Reviewed’ into Google myself – of course my blog will appear, but I might not like the other things I find…