Friday, August 28, 2009

Fun stuff for Friday...

I'm always sort of fascinated by how people have found this website. However, I'm astounded by the number of people who have stumbled on this site by making spelling or grammar errors in their Google searches. Check out what people have been Googling that has led them to Red Pen, Inc:


Just as entertaining as the spelling errors are some of the bizarre/random search terms. For some reason, I always get hits from a lot of people searching for the "most dangerous hurricane." But even weirder--"pull cat by tail"? "Shirtless boys"? (If they'd said shirtless ballplayers, I'd know why they landed on this page, but shirtless boys?) And "spelling of quite"? How hard is that? (Answer: not very.) Although I've gotta wonder if they were trying to spell quite or quiet in those instances...

Fellow bloggers, what sorts of weird words do people Google that eventually lead them to find your site?

15 comments:

April said...

shirtless boys... Sawyer... shirtless...

Dude. It's only August and we have to wait until January. This is so unfair.

Unfortunate Names said...

you should see the f'd up stuff people use to get to mine. some of the less naughty ones are: pedo names, sexy dead body, what is a tranny bar (and many variants), and people wanting names for lady parts.

Persnickety Ticker said...

This week? Petulant indignation is my only search term.

In my defense, I haven't been very bloggy lately.

Bridgete said...

lol, I was thinking the same thing about all the "spelling of quite" queries.

I don't think I know what searches lead people to my blog. Hmm...

Yours Truly said...

Hmmm...I am still slightly disturbed by the whole "shirtless boys" thing.

I am not nearly savvy enough to figure out that whole search thingy that you posted, so I have no idea what people are searching for when they find my blog. But I hope they stick around for a while if they happen to stumble upon it! :)

Have a great weekend...it's a wet one in my neck of the woods.

LadyStyx said...

Interesting. I'll have to see about finding something that tracks it... better than that sitemeter I already have.

yello.cape.cod said...

I'm fairly sure the one that just says "pen inc" was a typo for "pen ink".

What page do people land on when they search for the most dangerous hurricane?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ April: Now THAT'S a happy thought!

And yeah, it's KILLING me to have to wait so many months until we get some new LOST. Grrrr.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Unfortunate Names: Hahahaha! That's awesome...or, at least, it's awesomely strange. :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Persnickety: Well, your lack of blogginess is understandable; I see you've had some annoying stuff to deal with at your little one's school. Good luck!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bridgete & LadyStyx: If you go to statcounter.com, you can sign up for a free account and find out! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Yours Truly: As long as said shirtless boys are named Sawyer or they happen to be professional baseball players, I am not disturbed at all. ;)

Try statcounter.com to find out how people are finding your blog. It's fascinating--at least to a quasi-nerd like myself. :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ YCC: They keep landing on this page:

http://redpeninc.blogspot.com/2008/09/most-dangerous-hurricane-of-them-all.html

Becky said...

A lot of people Google "coed naked locker room" to find my blog. Seriously.

Robin said...

I don't blog myself, but one of the people in my daily blogroll -- screenwriter / foodie / dog owner extraordinaire Joe Mallozzi -- has had similarly amusing search terms lead to his blog. For some of the more recent ones take a look here and here.