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google finding keywords not on my site

  1. I checked in on google webmaster tools and I have a few keywords there that I'm fairly certain aren't in any of my posts, let alone as often as google says they are there. They aren't "malicious" words, so I don't *think* I've been hacked (and really, I've only been up and running for about 2 weeks). The most obvious examples are:

    log (96 occurrences - rank #15)
    cancel (70 occurrences rank #20)

    Both are on pages and posts, including my home/about page and my bio page, where I'm quite sure I didn't write log or cancel.

    Are these just words hidden in the html somewhere (maybe for a cancel reply button or something)?

    Google's top keywords don't strike me as odd, given my content, but I thought I should ask bout these.

    The blog I need help with is shannonhowell.wordpress.com.

  2. reference link: http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/#search-engine-terms
    I'm sorry but I haven't a clue how to help you. Hopefully another Volunteer will be able to help.

  3. I did a search for "log" and found this http://tinyurl.com/73vt4bv
    I did a search for "cancel" and found this http://tinyurl.com/7rzh5ax

  4. You have a new site and Google seems to be picking up words from the basic Theme. I looked at my two sites that have Google Webmaster Tools - my new site that does not have a lot of content (35 Posts) shows "log" as a keyword - the site linked to my name is older with more Posts and the Posts are longer - "log" does not show up at all for keywords.

    Suggestion - Patience Grasshopper and blog more - at some time Google will figure things out as you add more content - my best guess is that good things will happen to those that have patience.

    My opinion that getting in too much of an uproar over a two week old blog is a waste of effort on this issue with the energy better spent making new great Posts or walking around the block. :)

    Good luck

  5. I checked in on google webmaster tools and I have a few keywords there that I'm fairly certain aren't in any of my posts, let alone as often as google says they are there.

    Welcome to the fickle entity that is the g00g. In fact it would have been better if they had named google, fickle instead.

    People actually do yearly posts showing all the seriously humorous search terms that people enter to get to their site, which have absolutely zero to do with their site.

  6. Welcome to the fickle entity that is the g00g. In fact it would have been better if they had named google, fickle instead.

    People actually do yearly posts showing all the seriously humorous search terms that people enter to get to their site, which have absolutely zero to do with their site.

    Yep... I see it all the time from bloggers I follow on twitter ;) its hilarious

  7. Thanks for all the replies. I was sorta worried I'd somehow gotten something in the html messed up.

    I had heard about the strange searches (most recent was "how to turn a cat into a dog" for a writing blog).

    I'll wait it out.

    Thanks again!

  8. @shannonhowell
    You're welcome. After you have published more content hopefully this may rectify.

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