Friday, January 25, 2008

Searching For... what now?

I've noticed an interesting pattern in the google searches that lead people to this blog.
Recently - like in the last 2 weeks or so, there have been a disturbing number of people in other countries searching for the keywords: French Military Victories.

Apparently, if you go to Google and type in the afore mentioned key words, this post of mine pops up at #12.

According to my statcounter, in the past 2 weeks I have had no less than 10 different urls in different countries land on this past entry. Germany, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Netherlands, Canada, and 3 different urls from the UK.

This can only mean one of two things.
Either France is getting ready to take over the world, and the sleeper cells are all gathering military information.
Or, there are lots of people who see humor in French history. Not just Americans.


The only other search that brings in more people right now is Charlie Bit Me. Only most people are searching for "charlie bite me" or "charlie you bit me" or "charlie bit me again" or "charlie you bit me bite my finger" or the grand poobah of searches - "ouch charlie! charlie bit me and that really hurt, charlie bit me and it's still hurting".

And I'm thinking- if you already have the thing memorized....

I'll never understand the internet.

19 comments:

Sheyenne said...

Okay, how in the world do you find out where all the hits on your blog come from? And how in the world do you even know you are getting hits on your blog if people don't leave comments?

JustRandi said...

Dahlink - you need a statcounter. go to statcounter.com and install the free one on your blog.
Then plan to sit for hours a day (the first week or so) clicking on the refresh button because all the different things it tells you are so interesting.

The MomBabe said...

ahh, gotta love the google. plus, have you tried the stumble thing? I'm having too much fun with that.

Tori :) said...

I get a lot of hits from people googling Superman pics. I have one or 2 posts with Superman pics because of Taj. Although the other day someone googled the name of my 3rd grade boyfriend...

Heather said...

SWEET- I forgotten about my love affair with stat counter. I think I'll start checking again.

Kimberly said...

I adore my statcounter...so much room for amusement and mockery. =)

Tami Vincent said...

I'v really got to get a statcounter. Just another thing to stay on the computer for hours with.

Marilyn said...

hey-thanks for educating this semi-computer illiterate...now i can waste lots more time in front of the computer! yay

Yvonne said...

I remember that post about the french military victory; ) It's so funny what brings people to your blog--my favorite was the one that came after searching spaghetti hairstyle!!!

kristen said...

I had some funny ones too....before I went private. I kinda miss that....

Jimmy said...

LOL, better keep an eye on those French. You never know when they might attack!

I have to see what Google does with mine now!

No Cool Story said...

France Surrenders!

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!

No Cool Story said...

I keep my statcounter just for that reason, the searches can be pretty funny.

Ouch charlie!

Two Princess Girls said...

I've not had a stat counter before but I just installed one. I can't wait to snoop! Thanks for the tip.

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

hey girl,
morning. that is so funny how people are typing in the ENTIRE passage. and the french military victories is a joke i heard of long time ago. if you type that in, see what pops up. because there aren't any was the point of the joke. soooo, since you mentioned it in one of your posts, you are getting a lot of people responding to that joke.

also, come over to my bloggy and see my daughter's prom pics from last night. she is so cute and happy.

happy Sabbath randi,
kathleen :)

N.F. said...

Charlie hasn't bit me...hmmm, what's up with that?

;)

OCD Rant said...

Glad I read this... I am going to go get a statcounter stat. :) I was wonderin the same thing.

Nancy Face said...

Haha, so funny what people are looking for out there! :D

Melissa said...

I love my statcounter... it provides much amusement and entertainment ;) The post that I get the most hits on is the one where I talked about hating cub scouts... isn't that lovely? :P