Thursday, December 27, 2007

When Google Goes Ga Ga

"All right ... all right ... but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order ... what have the Romans ever done for us?"
Monty Python's Life of Brian


Stepping off the main subject for a second, I want to be the first to admit that Google's ways really confuse me sometimes. But in all honesty they have given to humanity more than they have taken, which is more than I can say about most companies their size. I use the program "Google Analytics" to monitor this site as well as it's sister site Dissent into Gladness, to keep track of how people find me. That way I know when to lay off the jokes that might be offensive to that country. A golden tool for international ignoramuses such as myself!

It's amazing how this program knows what keywords are used in search engines to find this site, and because I just started out, I'm not getting alot from the search engines. In fact, I got my first two just this week. Take a look and tell me if you'd expect the last keyword phrase to bring anyone here...



Yep, someone typed "exploding butthole while power cleaning" in Google, and got my site. I'm happy for the new traffic as is any blogger, but what does this say about me and my relationship with Google? Do they like me or not? Well I guess so if they're giving me visitors....

Something more constructive later.....

8 comments:

SheR. said...

Oh my god.. that is funny.. whoever put that in google search... And what has that got to do with your site?
Google classified me under Organic. I wonder why. Hee.. doesn't matter. Happy blogging!

Merlyn Trey Hunter said...

Hey there Sher!

How are things for you and yours in Zagreb? I have a friend from Croatia who says the beaches are amazing there! Thank you for stopping by, you are always welcome here!

You know, as it turns out, you were right about that Tesla thing. He WAS born in Croatia. But he was also an ethnic Serb, so thank you for the correction!

Cat said...

so ann coultier and exploding assholes brought up your blog! thats suprising. what's not suprising is ann coultier and asshole coming up together. a very fitting combo. hehe.

love your blog!!! especially your header with the cats.

and thanks for the stumble!!!

Nicole said...

Grrrr....I dislike blogger - it just ate another commentof mine :(

Yes, it is funny what kind of search term speople use and how they get on ones blog :)

Need to install GA as well, it didn't wanna cope with my new site, but I guess that was my fault ;)

Merlyn Trey Hunter said...

Thank you Cat! Have no clue how exploding assholes led that hapless victi...I mean visitor to my blog.

Stumble was very well deserved!

Nicole, GA lies like one of my president's lawyers. I'm thinking of switching to web ceo...

Nicole said...

Yeah, well, I check my stats on the blog every day and I have a different counter for the main domain.

They pretty much say the same, but I'm so irritated that I shall have around 100 clicks and climbing via feedreaders and climbing higher every day as well are robots and direct browser hits.
But I have no idea where they come from, because not all referring sites show up, argh.

And it seems to be right with the real page hits, which I can compare with the clicks I have on my adsense account.

Oh well..... I don't have to understand everything, do I ;)

Uri Kalish said...

:)

Pentad said...

Ah. I needed a good laugh today. This did the trick!