Monday, September 7, 2009

Google

Going, going, gone...



Yes, it's quiet around here on the Blog of Unfortunate Events, now that we've stopped sharing friends. If I'd suspected in advance that you gize had so many friends, I would have put some ads up on my blog for a few days, and made a little pocket change. Really, I had no idea. Congrats.

My usual number of hits does not accurately reflect IRL readers, in case you thought I could claim even 50+ daily readers. Most are just wayward Internet searches. These are probably the top three google/yahoo/bing searches, that lead people to my blog:

1) Breaking Dawn/Stephenie Meyer
2) Adam Lambert
3) you gize

Those first two searchers get what's coming to them, this post and this post, respectively. It's the third google search that concerns me. See, I know exactly what info those searchers are after, because I do the same thing when I suddenly can't remember how to spell the most simplest word. I google it, and hope that google will say "Umm, did you mean...[insert correct spelling]"

However, if you put the words "you gize" into the google search engine, google will not offer a correction, it will instead lead you directly to this post, where not only I spell the word "guys" incorrectly, but so do all of you gize. As a fellow bad speller, I had to do something to alleviate their confusion, so I added a note to the top of the post, including the correct spelling. There. I can sleep at night.

While we're on the subject of google searches, some poor, desperate fellow actually typed this question into his google search engine: "What should I do if my drug dealer is trying to kill me" and was directed to this informative post on my blog, entitled "Preconceived Notions about Drug Dealers". I often wonder what happened to that guy. So I googled this: "what happened to that guy who googled what should I do if my drug dealer is trying to kill me."

Turns out, his name was Jerry and he died.

I think I need to take this blogging thing more srs.

9 comments:

Landee said...

I get several hits per week from people googling "you gize" too! They are usually from Europe. I was thinking it was some porn site/term but I've never had the nerve to check.

Memzy said...

I need to take my sitemeter much more srsly. There is lots of fun information to be learned.

eekareek said...

What happened to 50+ comments? People will only comment if there is an apron involved, apparently.

Cristin said...

I need to google more often and pay more attention to my sitemeter. I learned alot today.

ManicMandee said...

Poor Jerry. Yikes.

I have a feeling if I really did this kind of searching and thinking about my blog, I'd be disappointed in how little interest it gets. But I wouldn't expect much at least. My heart is not in blogging anymore.

Mary said...

I actually followed your link to poor Jerry and read all about the demise of a complete stranger! Does that mean I have too much time on my hands?

Emily said...

Wow. Drug dealers? Crazy stuff.

Hot Pants said...

That was a close one. For a second there I thought maybe Landee found my site.

Krissy said...

I need a lesson on how to more efficiently use my sitemeter.