Tuesday, October 11, 2005

I'm still searchin'

Search engines have been sending a lot of readers to this site lately. A few of the searches match my preoccupations, and on some of them, semiquark scores a little better than I would expect:

Google Images: Chicago maps (#173 of 12,400)

MSN Search: cow farts as source of pollution (#10 of 49).

Searches where this blog ranks high tend to be either typos:

MSN Search: gorge bush farts (#2 of 1514)

or obscure. I'm number one! on this search:

Google Images: bush cake new orleans

out of two results ...

But there are some searches where this site does much better than one would expect.

Google: what happens when knocked unconscious

This site was #2 of 481,000! You can sort of explain that by the odd phrasing of the query. But Google must be fussing with its algorithms and indexes: on retrying the search this site wasn't even in the top 1,000.

But what really surprised me was the number of visitors who came here via Dobby image searches. Out of over 16,000 results for

this occassionally humble blog comes in at number 24. Even more strange, for

Google Images: photo dobby

Google Images: image dobby

out of the same 16,000+ results, this site is first! Something is broken.


Blogger Douglas Hoffman said...

Sometimes it's downright disturbing. Someone found me recently with the search terms "child" and "masturbation". Shiver.

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