For those of you who are not bloggers, we have something called our “stats page”. This is where you can find out exactly how many people have viewed your page, which posts, on what days, from which countries…and what search engine terms people are using to click to your site.
This is astonishing to me. This is early in the morning, so by the end of the day, I could have like 20 views in Pakistan. First of all, it blows my mind that people all over the globe can, or would read my crappy little blog. And how did it get to them? How did they stumble across it?
That is when you can look at search engine terms that were searched for to get a better idea. This is also where you can realize that you have some really super-duper content in your blog based on the searches.
The “Top Search Engine Terms” is very interesting/creepy/hilarious. For example, these are copied off my stats for the past 2 days:
That is just wonderful, isn’t it? Who Googles “sexy womens all naked fucked by men” and why is that linking to my site? That is a better question. And “bad tattoos my poo”? wtf? People are plain old nutty.
Are these searches snapshots of the content of my blog? Of the inner workings of my brain? If so I am even more awesome than I thought.
I love love love that someone actually searched for “bacon for working out”. That is a delightful thought indeed. “Today I’m going to eat bacon, and I will consider the physical act of eating the bacon my workout.” Amen, Power to the people.
It’s amazing what people will search for, and almost more amazing that you can Google just about anything and find whatever freakshow you’re looking for. Apparently I’m one of them. Hooray for me! Shout out to Pakistan! Holla Viet Nam!