Here Are the “Rules”
1. Search for your blog on Google. Try to find 5 different phrases that produce your blog as the #1 hit.
2. You may enclose the search phrase in quotes if necessary, but a search without quotes is preferred.
3. Score your search phrases based on the total number of hits. As Kurt wrote:
The ideal search phrase would have your blog being number one out of something like a million hits returned. As it turns out, this is much easier to do than it might sound.
I didn’t believe Kurt at first, but it turned out to be true. Using my Most Popular Posts list as a guide, I was able to come up with some pretty impressive (well, to me, at least) rankings. As of this writing, Let’s play math! comes up first for the following search phrases:
understanding number bonds (2.67M)
teaching bar diagrams (1.88M)
let’s play math (1.79M)
egyptian math puzzles (1.68M)
[Results with SafeSearch on, which I suppose may skew the numbers somehow.]