First, a confession: I am a web stats junkie. I get some kind of power rush from knowing that people are visiting our website.
The stats I love so much include keywords from popular search engines that have led people to aov. Some make sense, others do not. Some are interesting, others disturbing.
I have posted keywords on aov before. However, here is a a more in-depth sampling of such keywords with my thoughts on each:
- “Mike Lecky”
I guess search engines work. We did an interview with Mike.
- “Acts of Volition”
Again, search engines appear to work.
- “music video women Hiphop rock”
We have written each of these words independently. However, I don’t think they have ever been used in conjunction.
- “futureshop sucks”
Yes, I agree.
- “holy shit”
aov has never included either word (although we do like to use profanity here and there).
- “matt slocum pictures, leigh nash cute, leigh nash MP3 download”
Matt and Leigh are from Sixpence None the Richer. Read why they don’t suck.
- “napster judgement 2001”
Napster. It will erase your mind.
- “cute kitten photos”
This is matt’s fault.
- “something about the moffats”
Yes, there is something about those boys, isn?t there?
It’s sad when search stats point out spelling errors (on a semi-related note, Portland with a ‘t’ is a cool place).
- “what is volition?”
Don’t ask us. Look it up.
- “I want hug card”
Don’t we all? Here you go.
- “matthew dorrell”
He claims not to search the web for himself. I’m sceptical. Prove me wrong. Show yourself!
- “microsoft office monopoly”
I was never good at monopoly. Microsoft Office is a monopoly. It’s also smarter than I am.
- “I do not know nuthin about the money launderin”
I’m afraid I do know about money launderin’.
- “lemony snicket”
Like matt said, “Lemony Snicket – suddenly and inexplicably everywhere”.
- “Sex story grandmother”
A classic case of looking for love in all the wrong places. However, matt did once use these three words in relatively close proximity.
- “morphine preperation”
I have never had morphine. Apparently I am the only one in this situation here at aov. See the following posts for more info:
- Monkeys and morphine
- I rock hard (A Christmas Greeting).
- I rock harder (A Valentine’s Day Greeting).
- “the most disturbing movie”
You asked for it. It’s Babe: Pig in the City.
- “who killed biggie smalls?”
Record companies have whole departments dedicated to faking celebrity deaths. I though I had already explained this.
- “Bluntside the Awning”
How do you bluntside the awning?
Simple: press Down + Down + Grind (8 on the Keypad). Confused? You should be.
Let me explain.
- “The truth about advertising”
Searching the web for truth can be very frustrating. However, there is a video called Truth in Advertising that is quite amusing.