July 2, 2011

Funny Search Phrases

I like looking at the various reporting tools at my disposal to see how people come across this train wreck of a "fishing" blog.

Search terms like "tenkara caddis rod review," "orvis android app," and of course "off-the-charts handsome italian men," seem to be among the most popular and tend to show up quite frequently in my analytics.

Last night this one reared its head, and I had to chuckle:

Oops.  Wonder if it was the husband or the wife doing that search...pretty funny regardless. Especially considering the fact Google records and stores every bit of search information you've ever typed into its search query...not that any of us ever search for anything that isn't 100% wholesome, right?

If you're reading this and you write a blog, do you ever notice any odd search terms or phrases that send folks over to your place?  Not necessarily dirty ones, just humorous ones.  If so, I'd love to hear them.  The comments section awaits...

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  1. I think I have a few funny ones:

    "owl jones farts hairspray" was king of the hill a a week ago.

    "tenkara hate" comes up at times ( I don't hate it.)

    " fake tan" ( from that time I posted about "real friends and fake friends" - I just used a photo for pete's sake)

    "I will promise two things" was on there twice last week. ( I usually can't promise one.)

    " white socks"

    " Tell me the truth or forget it" was on there one time ( they got some page about tying a caddis)

    " when friendly trust you make of" - don't ask. I don't know.

    And once, I saw a search term that read:

    " if I see one more stupid video." - no matter which one they got, I hope the end of that promise was mild. ;)

  2. "on the floor for a while". I don't write about floors.

  3. I don't have a good enough memory to keep the really one-off good ones. But there are a couple search terms that are always popular that I find amusing.

    I get a lot of hits from India. People looking for someplace called Miracle Engineering School, or something like that. Boy are they disappointed.

    A lot of "How to know you caught a fish" or some variation of that. Not surprising they find Lunker Hunt because I did a post on that very subject. I'm just surprised there are many people who don't know the most basic aspect of fishing.

    And of course my coup de gras was "She just loves my big ten inch." That title alone really brings in the crowds. Crowds of people who leave immediately in search of something else. They don't seem to be interested in fishing...I don't think it's Aerosmith either.

  4. "caramello candy" is as strange as it gets around my parts. and that isn't that strange.

    Additionally, I added a flavicon, but it doesn't seem to be showing up. Any thoughts?

  5. d.nash, it takes about a day to show up. Mine just did after adding it yesterday afternoon.

  6. @Cofisher

    and there it is :) thanks co-fish!

  7. My favorite one word search on mine is "scat." Yup. Someone searched for scat and found me. Really, makes me feel special. And there is no place else to make this comment, but, I love the new Justin-Head-Word-Bubble! ;)

  8. "Alligator dicks."

    You knew that though.

    "Just old men" baffles me mightily, coz you know some dude was looking up the local lemon party. I suppose some nights the local TU meeting might vaguely resemble that, though.