Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Search Engine Readers

I use sitemeter for my blog which is this spiffy program that tells me how many people visit my blog each day and a little bit about each reader. Using sitemeter I can tell where my readers internet connection is, what OS they are using, their screen resolution, what link brought them to my site, and what link they clicked out on.

Sometimes when I'm bored I browse through these for fun. There always seem to be people coming to my blog because it showed up in a google search that they did. It is so interesting to see what led them here. Sometimes it seems rather ironic that searching for certain phrases would lead them to blog, but so it is.

In honor of NaBloPoMo 2008 I am going to share a few exact searches with you. If you don't believe these led to my blog, google them yourself and see what you get!

"what if I'm actually stupid"

"dreaming of having a tattoo of a dragon"

"fake crocs"

"amusing football pictures"

More than five people have showed up on my blog from googling "sibling hierarchy". People have even reached by blog my searching for some variation of T.S. Eliot, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Ron Paul.

This all makes me wish that I understood search engines better.


  1. I love the idea of sharing google searches! Some of the searches that point to my blog are:

    typing of BRISINGR

    latin meaning of excelsior

    quotes on being surprised by life

    Why is my dog hiding in the corner and growling?

    excelsior blog rebelution

    a poem of how to destroy a villain

  2. Ha!
    "what if I'm actually stupid"

    By far the best one!

  3. Haha that is so funny! I want to get one of those things...

  4. But can your site meter tell you what I'm wearing?



  5. You've inspired me to get one. :)


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