Monday, July 10, 2006

Search Strings

Every blogger has them. Most of them are innocent enough but some are downright twisted. As well, some are funny while others are just plain stupid.

What I'm referring to are the search words that people have keyed into Google or Yahoo where my blog has shown up as one of the answers. This happens because some or all of the words they are looking for have at one time been used in one or more of my posts. Google is then kind enough to assemble these disconnected words and phrases into a "result" for the inquiring mind. Because of the tracking software I use, I am able to capture these results that have eventually led people to my humble home.

Given the notion that people have actually keyed these words into an internet search engine, you sometimes have to wonder what was going through their minds at the time.

My friend Lindsay has been doing a similar thing for some time now and I've always gotten a chuckle out of her "customer's" searches. Here's a sampling of what some of my readers have searched on within the last 30 days. If you click on the phrase it will take you to the story that probably led Google to believe I contained the answers to their demented questions.

gummy worms blues - Probably looking for a good antacid after consuming a 5lb bag of these delicious treats from Sam's Club.

freaky friday songs - For when your iPod is not quite full enough.

water buffalo worship - Chief Big Forehead say no story about sacred Tatanka here.

everybody loves a cow music - From the Broadway hit musical, "Everybody Loves a Cow!"

when did father's day start celebrating in Haiti? - About the same time divorced women starting celebrating alimony day in Haiti.

oof dah - A big search phrase from my Norwegian peeps. I'm very popular in Oslo.

Playboy bunny - Now we're talkin! But imagine how disappointed they were when they read that the crows have been biting all their heads off.

all of my life is in your hands jeff lee - Yikes, that's a lot of responsibility! I guess I didn't know what I was signing up for when I started this stupid blog!

peeing women - ONE DAY after posting this last entry I get people looking for peeing women! Holy crap. No wait, I'd better not use that phrase. I really don't want to know who that would bring!

6 comments:

Mocha said...

I sincerely hope some of my fans from my Playboys days were looking for me.

It's been a long time since I tried on those ears. Hmmm. Will have to check that out later tonight.

Linda said...

Well, that's just creepy. What would happen if you wrote something about Tricky Dick?

Blog-o-licious said...

How the heck do you find out how people got to your website? I just followed the trail of miscellaneous letters.

Harmonica Man said...

mocha - No, I believe it was Playboy Bunnies from my old band days looking for me.

linda - Well, considering the search engines also include these comments in their searches, I guess you just did!

blog-o-licious - Here are a few free tools you can add to your site that will track your visitors and search results.
http://www.sitemeter.com/
http://my.statcounter.com/
http://extremetracking.com/

Anonymous said...

;Now we can sit back and see if anyone offers to do tricks with his tool because Linda jerked his chain.

Suburban Turmoil said...

Tee hee. I've just gotten a whole bunch of great ones. These are giving me a run for my money, though.