Funny Google searches III

It’s time for another run at Google webmaster tools to see what funny search terms were used to find my blog in the past two months. SEO is important, but I care more about writing what interests me and what might interest my reader rather than tailoring content to fit some cookie-cutter SEO strategy. Nevertheless, it is always good to know how people are finding my blog, and some of the search terms are quite surprising. This is the third time I am covering the funniest Google searches leading to my blog, and you can read the first and second instalments too.

  1. Can you see new york from CN tower. The answer here is NO. With a caveat. when you say New York, I think New York city. That is a definite no, you cannot see New York city from the CN tower in Toronto. But on a very clear day, you do see the upstate New York coastline in the distance. It’s nothing more than a faint line in the distance, so hardly worth visiting the CN tower for that reason alone.
  2. How far is Canada from London. The first question is, where in Canada do you mean? From the coast, and if so from what point? The distance between London and Toronto is 3457 miles.map distance london toronto funny google searches image
  3. Best time to visit CN tower. This keeps coming back, together with variations on it such as “what to do at the CN tower”, and “CN tower ticket prices”. I’ll be writing a blog post covering how you can visit the CN tower for free (or less) and give some more tips and tricks, as this seems to be a pretty common question.
  4. Peer to peer lending stocks. I am not aware of any stocks in the typical sense, but I did write a review about my Zopa investment here.
  5. Leaving Academia after PhD. Been there, done that. You can read about my career as I made the transition from academia to industry, and the journey is still ongoing. Feel free to contact me for more information.
  6. Travel gadget. There are many travel gadgets. I am not sure whether this person was looking for anything specifically.
  7. Are Google searches private….……hmmm…… *no comment*.
  8. Living in London as a foreigner. Interesting one, and while I am not sure I am answering everyone’s questions on this topic (I doubt it, I need a few more years of blogging to get anywhere near it), but I am trying to give you a sense of life in London as an expat.
  9. Business travel blogs. You’ve come to the right place. I try to cover topics about business travel on this blog.
  10. Toronto underground weather. What…? There is such a thing as the weather and an indoor, underground, area? *no comment*.
  11. Silly things to ask Google. And here we are! haha.
  12. Good restaurants near CN tower. Why not just eat at the restaurant in the CN tower?gluten free dairy free egg free vegan pancakes image
  13. Free pancakes. I think something was missing here. Another search, “milk free pancakes”, comes closer to a useful result. I just shared my dairy free pancake recipe!
  14. Urban massage code. So glad you asked, you can use this link for a £10 discount with Urban Massage. Update: Urban Massage wasn’t too happy about my readers, friends and family using my referral code so I can no longer use it here. Unfortunately. Hopefully Urban Massage will change their mind and work with bloggers who want to refer their readers in the future.
  15. gluten free cafe near me. Not sure where you are located, so no tips from me. Google maps may help though.
  16. easybus luggage. You can take luggage, but not that much of it. Just be aware. You can check out my a full review of the easyBus from London Old Street/Stratford.
  17. Expats in London. Not a strange search, but more incomplete. What were you looking for? A list of all expats in London? What is it like to be an expat in London? I am not sure.
  18. Things to do in London on a Sunday. Where to begin! There is so much to do in London (on any day). You can follow along how I spent one of my Sundays in London a little while ago.
  19. Small juicer for travel. I’ve looked into this, but juicers are never that compact. You can get smaller blenders. Either way, I’ve written about my strategy to do juicing while travelling.
  20. How to decorate my apartment with one of a kind items not found in any other apartment. My first reaction was “what???” If anything because of the length of this search phrase. Secondly, would you not think that if there are any examples or pictures, then by definition someone else has decorated their apartment in this style already? Perhaps you need to figure out your own style if you want it to be truly unique and random.

That covers it for this time. What do you think is the funniest Google search in this roundup? If you have a blog, do you ever take a look at your analytics and have a bit of a laugh at some of the searches people do? Let me know in the comments!

 

 


Christine Buske is a former academic who left science at the bench, and now considers herself a woman in tech. She is a frequently invited speaker, and enjoys talking about career transformation (particularly leaving academia for the business world), tech, issues around women in tech, product management, agile, and outreach. She is a proud Canadian resident, and qualifies as a “serial expat”.

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