Saturday, October 22, 2005

Weird search engine fun

Like most folks who maintain a web log, I like to track the statistics to see how many people visit me, and how they get here.

Like most stats services, mine provides the URL of the referring site: the last page the visitor was on before clicking on the link to my blog. So if someone found me using a search engine, I know what search terms were used, and how my page ranked.

So I'm not sure what's more disturbing:
  1. The search terms used by this one particular visitor this evening;
  2. Or the fact that my site ranked 8th for that search string from the MSN Search site.
Here's the string: photos of man caught making love to wife's friend

Ew.

The Internet never ceases to amaze - and sicken - me.

Your turn: What's the strangest search term that you've ever found in your own stats reporting?

23 comments:

la la la I can't hear you said...

I've had some ones that have really annoyed me. The one I remember most is "Granny Sucks". I love my gran, my blog has nothing to do with sucking grans.

teli said...

People always seem to have strange ways of finding my blog, but this month, I'd have to say "pimp walk" was my favorite (it's not the worst, though).

Thumper said...

"Rabbit nuts."

I would have liked to have emailed the guy to tell him this rabbit doesn't have any...

Yaeli said...

I don't know that my stat counter provides that option... what stat counter do you use Carmi? I think I'll find one that does offer such an entertaining procrastination option. :o)
Michele sent me again!!! WOOHOO!!!

buffi said...

I came up in one search for "Mother son sex." I don't want to know what sicko was looking for that.

And about once a week I come up under "mommy sucks" and "mommy diapers" I have no idea...there are some folks with major mental issues in this world

Carmi said...

Yaeli: I use Sitemeter (www.sitemeter.com). It offers paid and free services. As you've likely guessed, I'm too cheap to pay for the upgrade. Maybe when I (eventually) move the blog to my own domain.

It's pretty easy to set up and add the code to your blogger template. Once you do, the "By Referrals" link on the reports page will point you toward all the referring pages to your blog.

My stats page is here if you want to take a closer look:

http://www.sitemeter.com/default.asp?action=stats&site=s14carmi&report=0

colleen said...

Mine was probably Loose Women. It makes some sense considering the name of my blog. But did kind of creep me out.

Pieces of Me said...

LMAO that is funny!! I haven't even checked...Nor do I know how! oh well..hope you are having a great weekend Carmi! TTYL

Pieces of Me said...

Hey...I had just come here on my own but Michele has sent me back to say hi!! TTYL

kenju said...

Mine have not been too odd yet, but I'll check and let you know if something comes up.

ms ralph said...

Hi, I'm visiting from michele's weekened meet n' greet. I haven't had many weird searches, but then again it has been a while since I've looked.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I get a lot of them. Mainly because I'm a Music Whore. :)There are so many though, that I couldn't pick just one.

Have a great Sunday..and this time, I'm not here via Michele's :)

TC said...

Okay, I so want to be able to do this with my blog!

rgmb said...

I've had some strange ones that's for sure, but the one that baffles me continually is my own url. If you know my url, why not just type it in the address bar, why put the complete url in a google search only THEN to click on my page? I get this A LOT!
Someone please give me a clue!

mar said...

Now I know a new blog thing to try, following your instructions. I have not listed my blog, though, and use no tags... Plus blog.de doesn't allow to add goodies to the individual templates. But it is always interesting to hear about these things. Thanks.

Toryssa said...

As far as pornographic content searches, I think any that involve the words "making love" are pretty tame.

I bet it was some guy at home flipping the hell out because he needed to know what to say to his wife to make her quit throwing things at him.

rashbre said...

I was getting so many hits about KT Tunstall that I decided I should write a post about her!

Here today via Michele's

Aginoth said...

Suicidal Squirrels is my favourite odd search that hits my blog.

Michelle sent me.

I wil be returning though, so have blogrolled you...:o)

Karen said...

Gosh, I have no clue how to get this type of information. I'm sure there's a name for people like me: internet ignorant.

Michele sent me!

Maggie said...

I haven't had any cause I use a lot syntax to get exactly what I want.
Maggie

Maggie said...

Michele sent me forgot to put that in the comment.

Easy said...

The strangest one was this one from an asian search engine-

so.sohu.com/web?query=England+farm+email

Someone in asia typed these words in and thought that the Glory Road would be a good match.

**shakes head**

Plain Jane said...

To be honest... I've never [yes, an absolute] looked at my stats.

Strange, eh?