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The odd part is that they have 0% new visits, and seem to occur about once a day, sometimes more often. It looks like its the same person searching everyday, again and again, the bouncerate is very low so they/it do stick around for a while..
For some of these long terms I dont even show up in the first page of the SERPS, but still get a daily visit.
Anyone have any idea what this could be? bots?
I have many results in my toolbar history where it's something like programming error text and I know one of the sites in the SERPs had a good answer and would be a site I'd want to check out. So instead of bookmarking I just run that query again, find the site and start exploring.
However my website isn't the type of website one single customer would visit repeatedly every single day (I would be flattered if that was the case but it doesn't make sense, its mostly a e-commerce oriented site)
Any other theory's? I'm just about ready to make this person a dedicated landing page based on their search query, with a simple mailform and the question whyyy oh why do you pop up so often! ;)
but why the return visits.
maybe he is thinking of buying something?
maybe he has a fixation on a model in one of your photos.
ditto dog, cat, toy, food item
other thoughts on long tail search strings, tho not necessarily the return visits:
someone verifying originality, for example a teacher checking for plagerism.
a worm inserts a few unique phrases in a website, wormlets can google the phrase, and locate machines with upgrades available for download.
i cut and paste my own work into a search string, generally using the unquoted string to measure the frequency of the words, as opposed to the phrase. 4 or 5 words can be totally unique as a phrase, yet have millions of instances on the networks.
love your idea of a landing page:
"this is visit #x from you today."
I'm currently seeing fake referral hits in GA, not search.
To get a better handle on who/what is doing this, you could go to Overview » Keywords » thelongtail keyword and then change the dimension to display the Network Location, Browser, and OS. Also check Hostname, to verify this is a legit visitor...