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What Do 'Romania' Google Searches Look Like?

I had a merry old time going through Google Search Console results a few days ago, and was inspired to write this blog post.

If you don't know, Google Search Console is the Google SEO tool formerly known as 'Google Webmaster Tools'. It is used by website/domain owners to see what type of queries are helping their site show up in Google search results.  With my millions* of page views I knew I'd be in it for the long haul, so I settled in with a nice cup of tuica to analyze the search habits of visitors to this illustrious blog.

Here are some of the top searches bringing visitors to my posts:

'why romania is better than america'
'expat in romania'
'romania vs usa;
'romania vs america'
'driving in romania'

You get the idea. It's mostly topics I've written about. Since I no longer write regularly I am assuming that many of these searches come from people who want to see whether there's anything new -based on old posts - or just to re-read those posts about Romania being better than America.

But that's not the fun part. The fun part was getting a glimpse into what kind of random and obscure searches people are making when looking up Romania on Google.
Ready?

'how to annoy a romanian' - Call him/her a gypsy.
'how to deal with romanian neighbours' - Befriend them.
'
i hate romania' - Why, exactly?
'why romania is cool' - Because life here is super authentic.
'why romania sucks' - Because life here is super authentic.
'romanians rude' - I'd say 'direct'. Also rude though, sometimes.
'i hate romanians' - What did they do to you?!
 

Obviously these searches make for great for ideas about new blog posts, it's one of  the best uses of Google Search Console (if I were a marketing blogger I would have titled this post, "Why Every Blogger Should Use Google Search Console"), which is why you may as well take this as a preview of things to come. 

For more 'vanilla' searches, you can always catch a glimpse by checking the auto-complete results in Google's search bar.




  *may not reflect actual traffic numbers

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