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Search Query Sunday, 39th Edition

November 16th, 2008

search-traffic-statistics-39.jpgThis was another ho-hum week for traffic, although I am starting to become more active with Entrecard again. I still need to figure out a way to speed up my keyword research and article writing so that I have more time for gaining backlinks and pursuing other revenue streams; progress in this regard is unacceptably slow. On the bright side, I have been doing more research on trend marketing and how to set up quick Blogspot blogs monetized with AdSense. Some of the tips found in Project Quick Cash are showing promise, especially if I use my accumulated SEO knowledge to speed up the process. Meanwhile, here are some more questions from our curious searchers:

what does supremacy mean — Supremacy means being superior to all other entities in authority, power, or status. For example, the idea of national supremacy is that a national government has ultimate authority and can override decisions made by other levels of government or by any non-government entities since the State generally asserts its dominion over all people residing in its territory.

Supremacy can also be used in a military sense. For instance, having naval supremacy over a certain area of the sea means that your fleets can move at will, blockade ports, or do anything else that a navy is capable of without being seriously challenged by any opposing naval forces.

“in an hour” “in a hour” correct — The correct form is “in an hour” because hour begins with a vowel sound (the h is silent).

“postal mail surveys” cash — There are a few survey companies that actually pay cash for postal mail surveys in addition to the online variety. You can try MySurvey.com for this; they will sometimes enclose small amounts of cash with postal mail surveys in addition to awarding points after they receive completed surveys. The points can be later redeemed for cash.

“warning: this message may not be from whom it claims to be” — This is a warning message displayed with red background that is found in Gmail messages when the system detects that the sender is using a fake email address or other type of false identity. If you receive an email with this warning, you should be extra careful about clicking on links or attachments contained therein; there is a high likelihood that such messages are originating from spammers or scammers with less than honorable intentions.

5 things that cure scurvy — OK, let’s see…lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, vitamin C supplements. Of course, vitamin C is the important part — it happens to be contained in the first four items on the list.

actual minimum wage in china and mexico — For Mexico it varies slightly between 48 and 51 pesos per day depending on the exact region. Based on current exchange rates of approximately 13 pesos to the dollar, this translates to slightly less than $4 per day. As for China, there is no nationalized minimum wage, but there are minimum wages and other labor laws that are set locally. Here is part of the explanation from www.state.gov (U.S. Secretary of State):

There was no national minimum wage, but the labor law requires local governments to set their own minimum wage according to standards promulgated by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. These standards include the minimum cost of living for workers and their families, levels of economic development and employment in the area, as well as the level of social insurance and other benefits contributions paid by the employees themselves. The regulation states that labor and social security bureaus at or above the county level are responsible for enforcement of the law. It provides, that where the ACFTU finds an employer in violation of the regulation, it shall have the power to demand that the Department of Labor and Social Security deal with the case.

There is much more detail about the labor rules and actual practices in China below this section. If you want to read this without wasting too much of your time, go to the linked page above, press Ctrl-F, and search for “acceptable conditions of work” when you encounter the Great Wall of Text.

best deviled eggs ever — This one is a matter of opinion of course, but our best recipe for deviled eggs comes pretty close.

can you use lead as a past participle — You can, but it would not be correct. The past participle form of lead (the verb, not the metal) is “has led.”

correct usage of less then — In most cases, this should be written as “less than”, as in “my AdSense revenue for this month is still less than what it was for last month.”

cure ignorance stupidity — Ignorance can be cured by gaining more education and acquiring new information; stupidity can be cured through critical self-examination and greater determination to perform wiser actions. Completely curing oneself of both ignorance and stupidity is very difficult without a substantial increase in the human life span.

debt free holiday season with kids — Hint: don’t spend more money than you actually have. Not having (more) kids helps too.

definition of amigos males femalesAmigos = male friends, amigas = female friends

is clixsense a scam — No, but the earnings are pitiful.

is easyhits4u a scam? — No, this is just a traffic exchange.

is sendearnings a scam — No, the program is still paying. You can join for free here.

is there hope for a wet cell phone? — Possibly, as long as you don’t turn it on while it’s still wet and cause a short circuit.

is traveling to salzburg in november worth the money? — This depends on your situation. If you think that you can make more money in Salzburg than in your current location, then probably yes. If not, you can always take up Internet marketing…

is using “a lot” grammatically correct? — Yes, but it is better to use “much” or “many” instead.

libertarian quotes conservative — “A libertarian is a conservative who quit listening to FOX news and actually started using his/her brain.” Yes, I just made that one up.

low trade volume stock is a scam — Not necessarily. Low trading volume simply means that the stock is less liquid, which makes it more difficult to define accurate trends and acquire the stock quickly (because fewer people are trading it). This is not always an indicator of scamming activity.

make road signs suggestions libertarian — Here’s one: “Vote Libertarian and win a free country.” Another one of my favorite slogans for a sign is “Vote the bottom line - vote Libertarian.” This is a cute little play on words that is used when the Libertarian Party is listed on the bottom (last) line of election ballots, which happens quite frequently.

mindfield surveys review — The company is currently paying, but it will not make you rich. I wish they had an affiliate program and paid by PayPal.

paypal quick rewards network — Yes, Quick Rewards pays by PayPal. I have recently revisited this program and am starting to make some money with them. You can join for free here.

proofreading versus spell check — Proofreading is better because spell checkers will not detect all mistakes.

pros and cons of current fair tax structure — “Current fair tax structure”?! I think there’s an oxymoron in there somewhere.

tax the pros and cons — I’m not sure about how you would tax a pro or a con, but it’s always possible that a bureaucrat somewhere might try to do it.

what was the third leap year in the 21st century — The third leap year of the 21st century will not occur until 2012. The year 2000 does not count because it was actually the last year of the 20th century.


2 Responses to “Search Query Sunday, 39th Edition”

  1. comment number 1 by: Brendan From Burlingame, CA

    Hi There,
    I am actually a visitor via a comment you posted on another blog about the “KeywordLuv” Plugin. I like the idea of this post too. Are these actual questions that people emailed to you? Or did you pull them out of your analytics program’s search keywords?

  2. comment number 2 by: Karlonia

    @Brendan:

    The entries in boldface above are a small sample of the keywords used to find this site from the previous Sunday-Saturday week. They are directly copy/pasted from the Google Analytics reports. Misspellings, typos, grammar errors, etc. are left unedited so that you can see exactly what the visitor typed into the search box.

    I noticed that many people type their search queries in the form of a question, which is what gave me the idea for this series of posts. You can find my previous keyword question-and-answer session posts by clicking on “SEO Strategies” under the Categories heading and scrolling down through the entries. Questions that are emailed (which are relatively rare) are dealt with in separate posts for cases where people would benefit from sharing the information.

    The pie graph that I use for the image in these posts is a cropped screenshot of the Google Analytics report page. The figures shown in the graph are for the past 7 days of activity.

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