Thursday, August 7, 2008

The many paths to Ruth, the Mom

A fun thing to do with my vast amounts of free time is to check my Google Analytics page and see all the statistics about my site, like how many (thousands of) people have visited each day. There is a wealth of information on Google Analytics, most of which I don't even understand. But one thing I do enjoy is checking to see what phrases people typed into search engines that ultimately led them to my blog.

Many people, apparently, are looking online for information about Twizzlers. Another popular topic is lucky bamboo.

Here are a few of my favorites:

"variable annuities"

"how to get a job as a variable annuity wholesaler" [As you've no doubt noticed, my site includes a wealth of useful information about variable annuities. Which reminds me, I've still got a couple more chapters of The Variable Annuities of Wrath to write.]

“cottony cushion houseplant"

"lucky bamboo for pregnancy" [I'm sure all these keywords are on my blog somewhere, just not in the same sentence.]

"lucky bamboo is cursed"

"lucky bamboo mold and yellow"

"lucky bamboo stalks stink" [I actually am a pretty decent resource for the lucky bamboo thing, I have to admit.]

"nutritional value of twizzlers" [Um, do you really need to look this up?]

"dried out twizzlers"

"side effects eating too many twizzlers" [I would love know more about the experience that prompted this search.]

"mother slams 7 week old baby to the floor" [Yikes. And how exactly did this search lead to my blog?]

"whiny, unhappy toddler" [If you discovered my site after typing "whiny, unhappy toddler" into a search engine, I'd say you've come to the right place.]


Meaghan said...

Wow, your keywords are much funnier than mine. I think my best one is "mama martini." Which is probably not altogether inaccurate...

Torrie said...

well, you're definitely an expert on lucky bamboo so I can see why your site would come up on that search.