I like to check the stats for my website every now and then.
Besides checking where my visitors are from, checking how they found my blog is one of the most interesting stats.
Here are a few weird search terms that have been used on different search engines, and that have sent people to my webpage.
Apparently, WordPress does not always get all the info that they need from the search engines in order to give 100% accurate info to its users.
When the search term stats reports a hit from the search “amazon”, there was most likely more to that search than was reported, with “amazon” simply being part of the search.
So these were most likely searches for products to buy, that sent the searcher to me as a result of me writing about those products.
I also have 440 hits from search terms marked as “Unknown Search Terms”, again as a result of WordPress not having access to 100% of search term information.
4. “arthur webley dead”
I shared a clip from the comedy Hot Fuzz (the best movie ever) a while back.
The clip was about a character named Arthur Webley, and his impossible to understand “Queen’s English”, so I titled the post Arthur Webley’s English.
Then J.W. Martin mentioned the related film ‘Shaun of the Dead’ in the comments.
I don’t know if the person who searched for this knew someone named Arthur Webley, or if there is someone famous somewhere that is named that.
Either way, they must have been pretty confused when they found that video.
3. “does oslo snow alll the time”
This question led someone to this post about when I visited Oslo last winter.
This person found my blog just before summer, so they must have been packing for their holiday.
And the answer is “no”, it only snows in the winter.
2. “russ1968 video sex com”
The 60s-70s sexploitation-film director Russ Meyer, mainly known for Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, had two films released in 1968 – Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers! and Vixen!
Someone probably searched for a way to watch those films online, but instead they found a blog-post about a traditional Norwegian “Russ” graduation celebration.
At least I hope that is the case, and not some Norwegian old-timer looking for smut from their college days.
1. “rudolph the reindeer on a meat hook”
It is quite understandable that someone found my Rudolph The Red Roast Reindeer Recipe with that search, and by searching “how to roast rudolph”.
But it is still a pretty gruesome thing to search for, and I doubt that my post was enough to satisfy the searcher’s weird bloodlust.
Still, I am more worried about the person who found that post by searching “email ru;oph reindeer”.
I may have scarred someone for life..
🙂 Now, those are some crazy search terms.
On a positive note they found your blog (Which is a very good thing).
Well, I doubt they stuck around 😛
Do you ever Google something a little off-the-wall and find someone already Googled that question – that blows my mind every time. When I was on the Scandinavian and Russia tour in 1983, when in Sweden our dinner featured reindeer patties – oh no, couldn’t do that as it was too close to Rudolph … all the women in our tour group opted out of that meat dish and chose an extra dessert of lingonberries and ice cream instead. 🙂
It is so strange that reindeer has been used for food since the Bronze Age, but after Robert L. May made up Rudolph in 1939, suddenly people won’t eat them 😛
I mean, there are plenty of fictional pigs (Babe, Piglet) but people still eat bacon!
Ha ha – yes, this is true Sindre … I can remember all of us in the tour group when the menu was announced as we all sat there … it was a set menu … all the women looked at each other, mouthing “no” and shaking our heads. The guys were fine with it. You’re so right – why are we okay with bacon then … and what about “Chicken Little” … go figure. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year 😀