Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Top Ten - You Were Looking For What?

When we installed Google Analytics on the Land of Bean, I was at first most interested to see all of the states and countries represented. It was months before I started looking at some of the other criteria. When I began paying attention to the search criteria that brought visitors to my little corner of the internet, I got a pretty good chuckle. Now, that's one of the first things I look at. I just don't understand how Google or whatever thought, "Hey, I'll bet someone looking for info on Cava Beans would love to read an obsessive mom's rantings about an underweight baby in Baltimore!"

But the strangeness continues:

1. Lindsay Wargner Feet - This isn't so crazy, since I have a post loosely related to Lindsay Wagner, but not sure how her feet play into the scenario. And that was their typo, not mine, btw.

2. Brazilian Wax - Not sure if they were looking for a definition or visuals. Either way, they came to the WRONG place.

3. Gooey Poop - Why on earth would someone search this??

4. Rutger Hauer Lookalike - Not a shining day for me.

5. What Language Do Wookies Speak? - I understand this, sortof, but how could I possibly have made it to the top, oh, 100 search results for this? There must be a thousand Star Wars sites, blogs, etc that have more and better information.

6. All Season Gnome - Oh my sweet little Toby. But really, are there seasonal gnomes?

7. Alleviate Inner Thigh Chafing Pain - I don't have the answer, but I've had the problem and it ain't pretty.

8. Buying Hillbilly Beans - Who knew this was actually a dish? True to its name, its primary ingredient is canned pork and beans. Um, yum?

9. Donna Tartt Secret History - I have absolutely no idea on this one.

10. Massage Naked Spa - I'm betting the person who typed in these search terms was not looking for a mommy blog.

Have a great weekend, y'all!


  1. Some of my readers come via these search terms: Sandra Lee breasts, Rodeo Cheeseburger, Sir Topham Hat toothbrush, Where are the Gosselin grandparents, and Daisy Fuentes bedding. The bedding search really astounds me. There are at least 10 hits a week from people wanting to know more about Daisy Fuentes bedding.

    Also, on Doodaddy's blog, he keeps a running list of amusing search terms that led readers to his blog. Very funny.

    If you don't mind, I'll join you with a Top Ten list one of these Fridays . . .

  2. For me, the top hit by far is "kroger store layout" -- you'd be amazed how often I get visits based on this. Never knew I'd be a grocery expert of sorts. Also, of course, lots of people looking for "It's a Small World" stuff, like decorations, toys, coloring pages and lyrics. But my current favorites are these: "heavy d's sister top chef" and "show me different of small dog who after growing still stay small"

  3. I know, right that craziness that people search for. I just don't get it. I think that people put stuff in just to see what they get.

  4. I never get anything weird ... which is weird because, well, the possibilities are endless oer my way.

  5. Welcome back Tam. Nice to see you posting again. I have yet to install Google Analytics but I sure get some funny hits from site meter.

  6. Ahhahahahaha! Hillbilly beans is the best. :)

  7. I don't know about #9 either but it's a good book.

  8. Ha! that's hysterical! I get atleast 3 -4 searches a week for Monkey Butt Coffee, directed to my site. LOL> Once I posted on that expensive coffee that is made after going through the digestion process of the monkey. How funny!

    What's even funnier is the amount of people who google exactly "Monkey Butt Coffee"

  9. These are always hilarious. But then I think about what I search for. I do tend to put some strange terms in sometimes when I'm looking for something less than obvious.

  10. LOL at number 10! I always love seeing the crazy keywords that lead to people's blogs.

  11. Wow, those are pretty amusing!

  12. Hi friend

    I'm Irshad. Randomly browsing the good blogs, I went to yours. Truly speaking, I'm here to promote my innovations, my services, my links.
    Well, I'm a 20-something guy running a 2-years old creative technology company, SkoolsOnline Technologies. Literally, as the name suggests, we are focussed on Education but our primary aim is to help Start-Ups acheive their goals, their dreams with the help of services and those of our alliances.

    We're into Creative branding, Applications development, Data mining, Online promotion and content development. All with an innovative edge and focussed on Start-Ups. Why dont you visit our site, and have a look yourself. Perhaps, we could of any help to you.

    Honestly, it's a spam! But I hope it doesn' matter much to you. In fact, It's a good addition to your comments. Well, it's upto you if you accept it or not.
    Many thanks buddy.

  13. ok I don't know anything about this type of search but how strange is that!

  14. Search terms are so fun to look at! I was once the top result for "slutty breastfeeding mom." Yay.

  15. Hi, I just read your comment over on Christy's site:

    "as the lone conservative in a sea of liberals (or so it feels)"

    And I know EXACTLY how you feel. I've also read that because I didn't vote for Obama that somehow makes me a bigot.

    I try VERY hard not to post ANYTHING political on my blog but I'm sure getting tired of reading nasty posts about Republicans.

    Just wanted to share that you're not the only one out there.

  16. It's so hilarious to check those keywords!

    BTW--Donna Tartt Secret History would be from when you did that book list. It's an AMAZING book and I highly recommend reading it!!


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