Search terms

I have been watching over the years what search terms draw people to this blog. Most visits are from search engines, which makes sense because I am infrequent blogger and the “blogging community” if it exists in English is very weak. Also because I mention obscure places and historical events that people are curious about, but as there is so little material available to Timorese they end up here. (Which somewhat saddens me.)

I think these are of interest because they give us some (limited) insight about what information people are seeking on the internet on Timor.

(That said, a look at the statistics reveals that US Marines are my most frequent visitors, thanks to a post I wrote comparing Alfredo to a rooster. Which leads me to think all military men are actually peacocks. But we’ll leave that for another post.)

Timor related top search terms in the past year are (in descending order of number of hits)

  • Matebian
  • Crocodile habitat
  • naueti
  • Mario Carrascalão
  • Rogerio lobarto return to prison
  • Xanana Gusmão poems
  • Buibela
  • Baguia
  • “armindo pinto correa”
  • kingdom of motael timor leste
  • laklubar
  • east timor tais

If I look at search terms for the whole history of my blog (since I migrated to WordPress), others jump out

  • alfredo reinado
  • joni marques
  • dom bosco comoro
  • konis santana
  • metro tv
  • angie pires
  • ramelau
  • dom boaventura
  • savio freitas
  • fretilin
  • maubisse
  • falintil
  • toke lizard
  • maromak
  • rosa muki bonaparte
  • uatolari
  • montara oil spill

The most fascinating searches for me are those one-off searches of obscure terms. Google has become for better or for worse, the “history book” of a people with no published historians.

  • sejarah laga baucau
  • uatolari 1950
  • matebian afaloicai
  • ainaro timor leste foto don aleixo corte real
  • jony marques militia
  • 1975 east timor chico oliveira
  • buibela/antonio de almeida
  • biography of rosa muki bonaparte of east timor
  • festival custom house in distric lospalos
  • timor leste liu rai monarki loi lari
  • sama hare dança de timor
  • asuain sexe woomen
  • dili 1975
  • dili colonial era

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