Monday, January 30, 2006

Scary search engine hits...

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One of my favorite features of any blog page I've seen is over at Nabbalicious.com (she's her own DOT.COM now!) For each day of the week, she has her "Favorite Search Engine Hits."

Recently, as I've been tracking site traffic, I've noticed a lot of referrals from search engines to my site. Most of them happen to pick up on something mediocre that I've posted about ("I need to lose weight", "who is Bai Ling," etc.). Some are scarier ("I want shirtless photos of Carmine Gotti Agnello"). Of course, since the searchers aren't using advanced search options, their collections of search terms get them to my page... even though I don't have shirtless photos of Carmine. Thank God.

I came across one yesterday that was just nasty. The search terms appeared as this:

milky pee what's wrong

... and that led the searcher to me. Ewww. I'm hoping that he/she had a nice laugh at my postings and then found the desired information elsewhere. If you're that person and reading this now, you should go see a doctor. No... really.

The other cool thing about tracking hits is finding all the referrals that come from all of YOUR sites. The whole community feeling around here is amazing. I can honestly say that I learn a lot by reading all of you-- it goes beyond mere entertainment, really. So, yay YOU! *big, sappy, smiley grin*

Finally (yes, this is going somewhere), I believe that I will end the next few posts with some completely random mix of terms... just to see who'll stop by next. Yep. I'm just quirky that way. Actually, it's just interesting to see what people are out there searching for...

Random terms for today: Brazil, watermelon, recipe, Hugh Jackman (okay, that's not random... I just love him), Skilling

12 comments:

Jaek said...

I got hit a lot by people searching for Dane Cook because one of my posts is titled "I Bleed If You Shoot Me In The Chest Plate". I'll have to check my sitemeter and see what brings people to the Mineral King.

Ludicrousity said...

Mmmm... Hugh Jackman...

don't call me MA'AM said...

jaek: maybe "iron" or "magnesium?"

ludi: oh, you Aussies will be my favorites for years to come... all because of THAT man. Yum!

Red said...

I just hooked up a site meter too! It's really funny to see what people google to get to you. And the milky pee person didn't seem super-concerned about her issue, or I feel like it would've warranted a complete sentence, or at least something slightly more hysterical: "MILKY PEE! WTF?!?!"

Dboy said...

'Brazil' is an obscure term? Crazy Americans...

Try Tootgarook.

Ludicrousity said...

How do you hook up a site meter? And what is it exactly?

Paisley said...

I think a recipe is in order to feed Hugh Jackman watermelon in Brazil after we were water skiing.

oh, wait...you said skilling...


haha

I have site meter - where do you find the search engine hits? I've never noticed. how funny!!!

Julie_Gong said...

Talk about knitting. I said something about it once and get like 40 hits a day from random knitting sites. But its really fun to mention off kilter stuff. For example I had numerous hits from a free penis enlarger site.

The Doggy Did It said...

I want a site meter, although it would probably not show me anything as I dont get alot of traffic yet...but I guess I should just go do a search for site meter huh?

nabbalicious said...

I'm with Red. I would have put something like, "Milky pee am I going to die."

Just like that.

don't call me MA'AM said...

Ludi: go to sitemeter.com and just sign up.

Paisley: links on left-- "referrals"

Doggy: looks like you found it! :-)

dboy: you got it, dude.

Red, Julie, and Nabbalicious: I think I'm too scared to be TOO weird. Like, I don't want to get all the people who emailed Nabbs after her "pee" post. Ewwww! ;-)

The Doggy Did It said...

Yes I did thank you, I just need to start getting some hits so that when I do get a report there will be something in it..

I am going to have to agree about the "milky pee WTF" comment, that is just freaky...now I want to look it up and see what causes your pee to appear milky..gross

Jamie