Thursday, May 29, 2008

Meta-Pfiffing: Inside the stats

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There's nothing original in posting the more *ahem* unique search terms used to find your site, but it doesn't make it any less entertaining, right? In pondering the question of what unifying, underlying traits adhere the Pfiff! community together, I thought it'd be good to share some of the recent routes by which readers have found their way here.

While the vast majority of you are looking for information about the Mill Valley Tourist Club, aka Naturfreunde, aka "The first rule of the Tourist Club is you do not talk about the Tourist Club" [to the person who typed in "secret tourist club muir woods hike miles", I can only say HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS, and UPHILL], and are looking for homebrewing tips [to "growing weihenstephan yeast from bottle", you know you can just buy it, right?], I recently gasped at the climb in readership here, and am thinking that these are the search terms that have captured the attention of you, Pfiff!'s loyal new readers. Please join me in welcoming them, won't you?

The violent types: drunken fighting, tiger fighting style, fightingstyle, history of drunken tiger fighting, tiger fighting, drunken tiger style AND drunken fighting style. Anyone who's been a regular reader of this blog knows you've come to the right place.

Obligatory WTF gems: every time you pick up a handful of dust and see not the dust but a mystery a marvel there in your hand, pictures and tips on the ornamental inedible orange citrus plant, oh brother where art thou pale make-up, what does annual mean in a cilantro plant, lydia the tattooed lady piano chords, and my personal favorite, 6 foot 2 300 pounds. That was before my new trademarked beer diet, kids!

Russian roulette googlers: regular, about, month, there, friend, chocolate, shoots, and net. Sort of a weird cross between basketball tips and a pregnancy scare.

And last, but not least, the fuel that keeps this worldwideweb a-humming: cats

That image above is for you, my friend! Thanks for reading, everyone!

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Blogger Shawn, the Beer Philosopher said...

Okay, this is hilarious and has inspired me. You're good at that, Rob. I must admit that I am not as diligent as I probably ought to be with checking my site analytics, but reading about the search terms and phrases that drive people to your site (and rightly so!) has prompted me to look at my own magic keywords.

I'm so very proud. I just have to share a few of the search phrases that brought intrepid web searchers to beerphilosopher.com in recent days:

"Husband drinks beer every night"

"How to drink a beer with lime"

"Should catholic alcoholic drink the blood"

"Alcohol drink christmas in a bottle"

... and the piece de resistance ...

"candi a gorgeous pear"

Kinda warms the heart to think that folks in need find their answers to life's perplexing mysteries, like those above, at my humble little website.

God bless us all.

Yikes.

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