Fun With Search Engine Terms
One of the most rewarding aspects about maintaining this blog is finding out how people find the site. Now, while I have about 30-50 (depending on the day and topic) fairly consistent readers, a very large majority find this site by mistake. Given the fact that most of my posts are full of tongue in cheek “angst rants”, it would be fair to say that these people find my stuff, well…distasteful and maybe just a little bit offecnsive. Here’s an example: one poor soul searched for “Dennis De Young Is God” and found my bogus band bio on Styx. He responded: “Dennis De Young was not, as you state, ‘the son of famous French Canadian Vaudeville act members Siebel and Francesco De Young’, nor was he ever involved in Vaudville or in minstrelsy of any kind. And while Paradise Theatre remains a brilliant album, it did not as you say “Top the “Best Albums of All Time” list, surpass SGT Pepper by the Beatles and Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys (#2 and #3, respectively), in the influential online rock music magazine PUD.” I do not believe that PUD is a real music magazine, either. I don’t know who you think you are, but you have no right to post such drivel about a subject that you have no real knowledge of. STYX were a great band. You are a jerk, E!!
You know, I really do feel sorry for these people. They come to site to get validation on their misguided obsession with bands like STYX and FOCUS and come to a page on my little blog where they are confounded by some anonymous smart ass spouting blatant untruths. Although they should know better than to take this too seriously (it’s only a blog, for crying out loud), they do and they get really, really upset.
So I thought it would be fun to list a few of today’s search terms from the dashboard, according to the analytics of wordpress.
“JIM CROCE MUSTACHE”
“WILL SMITH GREAT ACTOR”
“WHO WROTE THE SONG FREE BIRD”
“STYX BEST BAND EVER”
“FOCUS YODEL SONG”
“GOTH MALLS HANG OUT”
“PAUL MCCARTNEY BETTER THAN LENNON”
“SOFT AND GOOEY”