08 November 2007

13 Google Searches

It's time for another edition of search queries! Here are thirteen ways that people ended up on my blog.

  1. Magpie eggs for sale
  2. What happened to my 9 cell embryos
  3. How to paint leopard spots on bathroom
  4. Is your husband in green paint
  5. what does it mean if a cyst biopsy on my forehead comes back positive?
  6. My chickens are sick
  7. worksheets on the woods for preschool
  8. Bun hairpin how to old-fashioned
  9. Cabbage kings sea pigs
  10. breastfeeding husband photo
  11. "did you really make that face?"
  12. one day at a time what was julies stuffed teddy bears name
  13. leif garrett mom's birthday

The last one slays me, in part because I never wrote anything about Leif Garrett...it shows up in a comment left by the inimitable Bossy.

One of the things about looking at other people's search queries is parsing how they construct the query. Do they use full sentences? Do they use a question mark? In what order do the key words appear? And then there's the subject. Was query #10 trying to find a picture of a father breastfeeding? Apparently it is possible to induce lactation in men, but I think it's pretty rare.

Two queries that I get a lot are choreography ideas and extended breastfeeding. Extended breastfeeding I understand - I did write about it, and it is something that's a concern to people. But choreography ideas? It wouldn't occur to me that there were enough choreographers out there needing ideas and thinking that they might find ideas on the interwebs. Get in the studio, put on some music, and get your ass in gear!

15 comments:

meg said...

Truly bizarre. Especially the man breastfeeding thing. I had no idea.

jen said...

when IS leif garret's mom's birthday? i still can't find the right answer...

Brenda ND said...

Huh? Very strange, but intesting.

Julie Pippert said...

That's a hilarious list! I never get funny searches!

#s 4, 12 and 13 (if I recall correctly) are TOO MUCH! LOL!!

Julie
Using My Words

Birchsprite said...

I never get amusing searches either... but then maybe I don't post stories on varied themes... there's a NaBlo idea if ever there was one... pick random subject... see what happens

MadMad said...

I'm a little worried about the sick chickens... poor things!

Another great topic, btw! I get a lot of "odd" hits and wonder if they are actually looking for me - and trying to trigger a hit based on some vague memory of something I wrote - or are completely off base. Plumber porn, for example - do they really want plumber porn, or are they looking for my post calling it an oxymoron? Who knows?

S. said...

13 ways of looking up a Magpie!

BOSSY said...

Bossy is sorry she tied you to Leif Garrett forever. Even Mrs Leif Garrett couldn't bind to that contract.

Kristabella said...

I just love the searches for things that are clearly NOT on my blog that people not only search for, but actually click through to my blog.

People are weird.

niobe said...

I wasn't the one looking for the sea pigs. Though I'd love to see pictures of some.

WorksForMom said...

Wow, did you really paint leopard spots on your bathroom?

painted maypole said...

search terms are always a hoot. since my post on halloween costumes i get several hits a day for "sexy hogwarts costume" sigh

dawn224 said...

Mine today was dawn hh boobs.

sigh.

Nicholas said...

Some of those are extraordinary!

Julia said...

I keep thinking that I should start recording the bizarre searches. Somehow, all evidence to the contrary, I always think that THIS one I will never forget. And of course I do. So maybe I will start to record them. They are truly fascinating, for all the reasons you list.