Please indulge me for this post. I’m slightly in shock, good shock though. So good that I’m about to toot my own horn, because I can’t think who’d appreciate this more than my lovely readers. I hope you don’t mind.
So I get quite a few people finding my blog because they google some version of “pear and apple jam” and they find my post on, what else, but making pear and apple jam. A great big hand wave and “hi” to you if your search for this jam is what led you to my blog.
A couple of days ago in a little bout of curiosity I decided to google both “pear and apple jam” and “apple and pear jam”. Just, you know, to see where I was positioned. Maybe someone where on the fourth page.
And this is where the shock part comes in because I wasn’t on the fourth page or the third or the second. I was on the first page. And it gets even better, because when I googled both “pear and apply jam” and “apple and pear jam” I came up as the very first search result!
You guys put me there! I am so wonderfully amazingly stoked! My little blog has the most popular pear and apple jam recipe in the world.
So I told Mr Bee. He got really excited for me and then he put a little downer on it. Apparently Google does this smart stuff that works out where you are in the world and what sort of searches you do and reorders your search results a bit to make them special to you. So maybe I only come up first because I’m searching about myself? But no, my pear and apple jam post came up first when Mr Bee googled too.
So here’s where the real indulgence comes in. What if you, dear reader, google either “pear and apple jam” or “apple and pear jam” (don’t include the quotes, I just put them in so you could easily see the search term)? Where does the Tales from a Well Stocked Larder recipe post come on your search result order? I would love to know.