Weirdest Keyword Searches of 2009
Ian Lurie Mar 17 2009
Look at the referring keyword list in your analytics report can teach you a lot. I’ll be doing a video tutorial on that in a few minutes, hopefully.
In the mean time, here are some of the strangest, most bizarre key phrases generating traffic to my blog:
- “Buy a wife”. Actually explained by this post, which ranks in the top 20 on Google. I will not sell wife-market ads on this page, sorry.
- “Snidely Whiplash”. This one’s generated by the image search result and top-10 ranking for ‘snidely whiplash’ for this article.
- “I hate customers”. No I don’t! You pay me money!
- “Lemming”. I have no words.
- “Parthenon cake”. I’m not surprised by this one as I did a post about it. But who the hell searches for ‘parthenon cake’?!
- “Biggest goldfish”. Bwah?
- “Uvula”. No idea.
- “Poop blog”. I have to accept blame for this one.
- “Dumb dumb stupid head”. OK dokey.
- “How many people jumped off the brooklyn bridge”. ???
- “Roxicet 30mg”. Sorry, if I had any I’d take it.
- “Start a sexy conversation on the internet”. No. I have no content about this. No finger pointing please.
So there you go. Amazing what folks search for out there…
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More