A Few of Google's Favorite Words


You may have noticed I suddenly stopped sketching comet Lulin. I got jackhammered by some sort of cold/flu/fever/virus thing last week and have just had to imagine the comet dwindling away outside my front door. Probably for the best I guess. Lulin could have easily pulled a 'comet Holmes' on me and sent me into a sleepless realm of brain destruction. That's bad stuff. I may catch Lulin one more time before it slips away.

In the meantime, I got Tagged® by Andrew Cooper at Darker View. I don't usually play internet tag, but this was a good one. The idea is to find how many Google search term combinations lead to your weblog as the #1 result (your site name doesn't count). I love vanity searching...probably enough that I should be embarrassed. Nevertheless, here are the Google search terms that turn this site into a prime floater:

General Stuff:

  • Jeremy Perez
  • stargazing glasses
  • northern arizona observing sites
  • Minotaur DARPAS
  • planning observing night
  • astronomy cinder hills
  • anderson mesa observing
  • sunset crater observing
  • orion astronomy art


  • well oiled rags piled up
  • keep yer eyes peeled for Andrew Cooper

Object Specific Stuff

  • 54 Leonis (other Flamsteed numbered doubles I've sketched work well)
  • Struve 747 (other Struve designations for doubles I've sketched work well)
  • ngc 1647
  • ngc 7062 (other NGC objects I've observed tend to hit near the top 10)
  • Barnard 34
  • Collinder 316
  • Hickson 70

Sketchy Stuff:

  • astronomical sketch
  • sketching the deep sky
  • ngc 663 sketch (works well for other NGC numbers I have sketched)
  • messier 3 sketch (works well for other Messier numbers I have sketched)
  • horsehead nebula sketch
  • Schiller crater sketch
  • observation sketch templates
  • observation record forms
  • sketch lighting
  • open cluster sketching
  • double star sketching
  • naked eye sketches
  • dso sketches

Belt of Venus comes in at #2.

And now, if I may tag a couple others with this little chain letter: Aaron, Ewan, and Robert. If you decide not to play, you will not suffer bad luck, the clouds will not close in, and your house plants will not wilt.


Sorry about the tagging, but I figured you would be a good sport. Nice to see where a website you spend so much effort on fits in the scheme of the web.

Heheh, no apologies necessary, Andrew. These are the good chain letters :)

It might be interesting to do the same thing for Google image results. For the last couple years, I've noticed that I get a couple dozen or more visitors a day hitting my Canis Major and Orion constellation sketches from Google image searches. Based on occasional comments (some of which I don't post), it looks like most of those are disgruntled high-school students doing constellation reports. :D

They're pretty rough sketches too--as much traffic as they get, I've been meaning to polish them up and beef up the information in the text details too. Maybe add a little something funny/entertaining for the school kids while I'm at it. I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Still, I have noticed that the way Google sends visitors here has definitely affected the way I structure my posts (clear post titles, image labeling, alt tags, alternative object names, etc.) and I'm a lot more concerned about how I gather & cite any data I post. Taking the time to see how people are finding your site and which ones are hanging around is fascinating. I know in my case, it pushes me to do a better job--I'm sure it does the same for you. It's a nice resonance. ...now if only I'd post more regularly...

OK, I'll play :) Thanks!

This looks like fun, so you can definitely count me in Jeremy!

nice place

The Cerulean Arc

My weblog for
everything else non-astronomy

Pin at will!

(Thanks for maintaining
return links.)

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Jeremy Perez published on March 4, 2009 10:07 AM.

C/2007 N3 (Lulin) - FEB 24, 2009 was the previous entry in this blog.

Drawn to the UniverseAPR 2009 - Messier 51 is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.


Monthly Archives

Powered by Movable Type 5.2.3