Saguaro Saturdays

July 26, 2008 · 4 comments

One of the more frequently viewed posts for the Phoenix Area Real Estate Blog is a post I did last December about a saguaro that fell down and split in half.  Google sends people here frequently with the only search word being “saguaro”.

I’ve done a normal Google search on saguaro and this blog doesn’t rank very high, being considered approximately #350 of 1.9 Million possible sites.  To be honest, I can’t imagine anyone is wading through the top 350 sites for saguaro to finally get to that post.  Doing a Google image search, however, the photo below often ranks in the top 20, which must be why Google sends them here:


As a result, photos of saguaros got me thinking, maybe there’s enough interest in them that people would like to see more, and thus I’m planting a seed.  Saturdays shall be Saguaro Saturdays in honor of our state flower (the saguaro blossom), and what is often recognized as the definitive icon for Arizona or the southwest.  Each Saturday, I’ll feature a picture of a saguaro that I stumble upon throughout the week.  And now and again, I’ll probably sprinkle in some other cactus varieties, particularly when they are in bloom (as prickly pear are right now).

I was going to start with a new photo today, but this post is already long enough, so you’ll have to check back in next Saturday for the first new photo. But before I end this, I feel compelled to point out that my ranking for saguaro is exactly 1 slot higher than Jay Thompson and his saguaro photo:

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1 Jay Thompson July 27, 2008 at 12:59 am

It never ceases to amaze me how a blog post can be found….

Congrats on your Saguaro photo ranking. ;)

2 Candace Robinson July 27, 2008 at 11:25 am

Steve – very creative Saturday lineup. I will look forward to seeing some great photos of your Arizona cacti…as I am always amazed how others that visit our cactus full state are in awe of them… I guess I have grown so accustomed to them and think very little of them. Except of course when they are blooming and those are spectacular views! Great idea!
Nice shot of Jay too…

3 Steve Belt July 27, 2008 at 12:53 pm

FYI, if anyone wants to submit a photo of a saguaro or other cactus, I’m gladly accepting.

4 Tim McConnell January 10, 2009 at 11:28 am

If you need help with your page ranking, I can give you some advice.

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