Posted tagged ‘search’

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for?

November 4, 2010

As long term readers (bless you!) of this blog know, every so often I take a look at what search terms people have used to find the blog. My main purpose in doing this is to see what kind of audience I am reaching and what’s on their minds. But often I find myself rather bemused at what gets people here.

So for example, over the complete lifetime of this blog 202 people found it by searching for ‘curvy women’ (and longer term readers will know why). I rather doubt that those who came here via that route went away satisfied. More weirdly, 79 people found this blog by searching for ‘my hopes’, which apart from anything else is a rather weird search term: what were these searchers expecting to find that would help them?

And here are some other recent search terms that led to here:

bibdesk (I don’t even know what that is)
what’s with sophocles and oedipus? (good that I am getting the classics…)
jail for politicians
what is effective and continuous? (well, what is?)
there is no reason (sounds strange I know, but can anyone guess how that got the seeker to this blog?)
removing nervous lecturers
the vamp of inchicore (eh?)
what am I paying for?
where do all these young people go?

Where indeed!

Seek and ye shall find

May 1, 2010

Yesterday someone found this blog by searching for “Universities that have converted their i’s to t’s”.

Can anyone suggest what the person concerned was looking for? I cannot imagine they found it here, but then again, who knows?

The search is on!

August 24, 2009

Last year in a post I listed some of the more unusual or unexpected terms entered by people in search engines which brought them to this blog. Here are some new ones I rather liked, not least because they demonstrate a fairly zany outlook, and because I cannot imagine how some of them ever got to me with those terms:

Poetry about university life
is name aran a form of the name john
we have 26 holidays per year
the university of whatever it takes
my generation and the zimmer frame
poetry my arse [apologies, but that’s what they entered]
how can I get more money
where can I learn about life
what can you do with a minister

And then, here are some who may not have a completely open mind about their chosen topics:

for god’s sake pay no tuition fees
harm done to america by obama
parliamentarians should not be paid
universities are completely pointless

And here’s one who has worked it all out:

prondzynski is a shit

So how can you find me?

October 6, 2008

WordPress, which hosts this blog, has a rather neat feature that allows blog authors to see what search terms people may have entered to find them. In my case, some of these are obvious enough (like “prondzynski blog”), but some others are less so – and in some cases it is downright mysterious or even funny how the particular searches actually got to me.

Here are some of my favourites.

describe dcu free no-obligation quote
cappuccino spellings
female-dominated society future
is feck a swear word?
how to run a small bookstore
iPhone screen goes blank
small bookstore what can we do 
how to properly use an expletive
spelling of august in Portuguese
expletive string
men who enjoy wearing a suit & tie
australian spelling is canadian spelling
spelling of the number fourteen in portuguese
correct spelling of arguement
social benefits of war
good old german retro
speaking in tongues blog
expletives from the 50s
is singing a song using rote memory
university delicious
brazil spelling of august
why were people afraid of old technology
10 common good manners and courtesies
retro photography of time
left of karl marx

And my personal favourite:

ferdinand von prondzynski drivel

Amen to that.