Tag Archives: Articles in DeHaan Blog of Writing

Puzzling Popularity for ‘TD’ in Google Insights for Search

Today I checked Google’s Insights for Search, specifying neither a keyword nor a category, within Ontario.

Much to my surprise, ‘TD’ was a “rising search” term.

What are My Insights about Google Insights for Search?

"Google Searches in Ontario on Jan 8, 2012", image by Mike DeHaan
“Google Searches in Ontario on Jan 8, 2012”, image by Mike DeHaan

[ Click on the above image to enlarge it…you wouldn’t believe how difficult it was for me to place this picture. ]

I was puzzled enough to write an article in my Blog of Writing. While “TD is an Oddly Popular Search Term in Ontario” cannot answer the question for Google, it does discuss implications for web authors who seek out popular key phrases that people have sought in the past.

It also raises some questions for the banking industry…just check the above article.

Since it is an article in my my Blog of Writing, it also offers a writing tip.

Professional Writing by DeHaan Services

DeHaan Services writes web site or advertising copy for clients. Our skills are demonstrated in articles in Decoded Science, and other online sites. That’s why we highlight articles on this blog page.

To only see our Toronto events or fitness, please click on the appropriate category in the “Categories” section at the bottom of the right-hand margin.

Thank you for reading about this puzzling search engine result for ‘TD’; this “Google Insights” post here in DeHaan Services has become one of my most-viewed in this site, as of Feb. 8, 2012.

Catching Up on October’s News at a Defunct Site

Being busy is a terrible excuse for tardiness in reporting good news…especially about oneself. (Updated Oct. 2015): These articles were published in a now-defunct online science magazine.

I’m most pleased that, on Oct. 31 of 2011, my article “Will Closing a Canal Avert an Ecological Natural Disaster?” received an Editor’s Choice award.

Picture of "Northern Snakehead Fish, or Channa argus" by brian.gratwicke
Picture of “Northern Snakehead Fish, or Channa argus” by brian.gratwicke

This article deals with a tactic aimed at preventing certain species of fish from invading the Great Lakes. Anglers and boaters should be aware of the implications.

I highlight other items, as well as the above, in today’s DeHaan Blog of Writing article: “Three Belated Personal News Items from Suite 101“.

Professional Writing by DeHaan Services

DeHaan Services writes web site or advertising copy for clients. Our skills are demonstrated in articles in Decoded Science, and other web sites. That’s why we highlight articles on this blog page.

To only see our Toronto events or fitness, please click on the appropriate category in the “Categories” section at the bottom of the left-hand margin.

Should Writers Use TraffUP to Increase their Web Traffic?

Every online author wants more visitors to their sites or articles. These visits make up the “web traffic” or “page impressions”: numbers like television’s Neilson Ratings that drive advertising revenue.

"TraffUP Home Page Screenshot" by Mike DeHaan
"TraffUP Home Page Screenshot" by Mike DeHaan

I wrote “TraffUP Tips for Safe and Effective Web Traffic Improvement” and published it at my DeHaan Blog of Writing based on my observations and research.

My final answer is that TraffUP provides a useful service for very specific situations, but is a landmine for the unwary. My article gives the full details, of course; I’m not going to reprint it here!