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Ask… Seek… Find… on Google?

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011 in personal | 1 comment

Ask… Seek… Find… on Google?

I couldn’t decide what to name this post. I decided to go with the cross between Scripture and Google.

So, what is this post about? Well, about 1/3 of the people who read my blog this year (2011) came here through various search engines: Google primarily, but also bing, yahoo, ask (another Scripture reference?), etc.

Most of the search terms that result in hits on this blog are related to my name or the name of the blog: “Alan Knox” or “The Assembling of the Church” or some combination of the two.

Occasionally, people will reach this blog by searching for other people, like “Dave Black” or “Art Mealer” (that’s right, Art, you’re famous!).

Also, I get several search hits on various passages of Scripture. Some of these are probably expected, like Hebrews 10:24-25, 1 Corinthians 14:26, and various parts of Ephesians 4. However, I’ve also gotten several hits on Philippians 2 (“the Christ hymn”) and the passages of the Gospels where Jesus teaches his followers about leading and serving.

But, I’m glad that more and more search terms are related to the topics that I cover on the blog. Hopefully, the people who search for these terms find something interesting, encouraging, or challenging. I think people often do not find exactly what they were looking for, such as the many people who search for “Sermon Central” and reach my blog.

Here are some of the most popular search strings that reach this blog: “definition of church,” “participatory church gatherings,” “how does God communicate with us” (always a top search because of a post I wrote with that same name), “kuriakon,” “is leadership biblical,” “kingdom mindset,” and “early church meetings.”

I think my favorite search string in the list was “Peter and John went to pray.” Yes, there is a popular children’s song of that title. But, if you search for it, my blog posts about the activities of the early church in the Jerusalem temple pops up as well.

Have fun searching!

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  1. 12-29-2011

    While I read your blog daily I have found it on Google as well when once I was studying a portion of John (I think?) and googled a particular part I was interested in delving into. Lo and behold one of the top finds for my search was one of your blogs! I was delighted! :) And thank you Alan, your blogs have been very helpful.