Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I'm sure he'd be appalled

Checking SiteMeter stats can be:

a. funny
b. surprising
c. disgusting

I'm not the first blogger to post about the amusing (or odd) Google searches that have brought readers to my site. I don't want to know what someone was thinking when he googled for "crude St. Nick clipart." (And I don't know why he ended up at my site ... I assure you, sir, I have no such clipart.) And I won't even go into details of a couple other searches I've seen. Most of the searches are tame: I've had people show up because they're looking for some other Karen, or someone named Anne, or Ramona Quimby.

But, I seem to be the queen of the following searches:

1. Alton Brown Good Eats Catholic?
2. easy monkey bread refrigerator biscuits (or some variation thereof)

The combination of those two makes me laugh out loud. I have no idea if Alton Brown is Catholic (awhile back I posted about his article in Guideposts but I did not speculate on his Christian affiliations) but I'm fairly certain Alton would say that my version of monkey bread is not "Good Eats."

Maybe I should contact Alton Brown, interrogate him about his faith and also ask him to do a show on homemade monkey bread.

Now, there's a post.


Anonymous said...

Funny...I've got a corner on the "catydid" market. Crude St. Nick clipart?

Atticus said...

How readily you came to assume that anyone searching for "crude St. Nick clipart" would be a "sir."

The Bookworm said...

I once posted about "zooks" (virtual bugs you can make using a program downloaded from the BBC) and "make a zook" has been a biggie for me ever since!

Margaret in Minnesota said...

Do you guys have an upgraded sitemeter? Because I can't make heads or tails of mine...

Jennifer said...

My husband is obsessed with my site meter. He checks my "stats" every night after work. It confuses me.

Karen E. said...

I just think it's interesting to see what has brought people to the site.

Margaret, I just have the free sitemeter ... what is yours doing?

Margaret in Minnesota said...

Well, for one thing I don't know how to access the Google searches that you & Jennie C. speak about.

I also wonder if, when it says that there were 30 page views, for example, if 25 of them weren't mine!!

This is all very vain of me, I know, but it IS fun to see that someone's checking out your blog in Argentina...