As part of it’s free blog services, WordPress provides me with blog stats so I can get information like how many page views I had in a day, what pages people have viewed, what other sites have directed traffic to my blog, and what search queries people have entered to get to my blog.
It’s this last bit of information that I find particularly intriguing. I have found that people search for some very odd things. For example, a few days ago multiple people searched for the phrase “importance of prepositions” or some variation. I had six views in that one day of my blog entry titled “The Importance of Prepositions” that was posted on Dec. 10, 2009. Then the next day, the same search term was used again. In fact, this search query has brought someone to my blog 9 times. Weird.
The search query “I don’t like instrumental music” is another strange one. Who searches for that? What could one possibly be looking for with a search query like that.
But today there were two of the strangest search queries I have seen yet. The first was “shouldn’t laugh but I did” and the second was “chocolate description( action verb).” Again, who searches for things like this? It’s hard to fathom what is in a person’s mind when they enter such search queries.
But I guess I shouldn’t complain. These search queries brought people to my blog, and I hope they got something out of what they read. Perhaps they will be back. If so, I hope they comment on this blog entry and let me know what on Earth they were thinking!