Sunday, June 28, 2009

Analytics

I figure it's been long enough since the last Google Analytics post to justify a new one. The last "Analytics" post was in September; I'll only be counting keyword searches since then.

Since, September 24th of last year, search engines have generated 1,060 visits to this blog, via 724 keywords (or keyword combinations).

As usual, the runaway leader of search engine hits is a hefty conglomeration of keywords from people looking for information about rag quilting. (If you're here for that very reason, allow me to direct you to Sew I See, my sewing/related subject blog, where I've consolidated the rag quilting posts from this blog, in addition to more recent sewing-themed entries.)

However, though far behind rag quilting, there was a new contender for top honors-- "snake eggs", "black rat snake eggs", "eggs in mulch", and variations on that theme. It seems that there are quite a few people out there finding snake eggs in their mulch, including one who evidently found twenty eggs in his/her mulch! (Here's the relevant entry.)

Here are some (ok, lots) of the other keywords:
  • "swedish candy" --Wonder what kind, specifically...
  • "cockapekapoo"/"cock-a-pek-a-poo"
  • "does anyone breed cockapekapoo puppies" --I imagine so, but maybe not very many breeders.
  • "moonbeamers cartoon" & related
  • "narcolepsy more causes_risk_factors"
  • "somali pirate situation"
  • "doggonevideo"
  • "husqvarna pronunciation"
  • "tilt shift video how to"
  • "itchy palms more causes_risk_factors"
  • "numb fingers more causes_risk_factors"
  • "sarah michaels milk & honey" --Several people came here again during this period, looking for that line of products-- and it's been how long since they stopped making it? Wonder how much I'd get for my partly used-up container, on eBay. ;o)
  • "why was sarah michaels discontinued" --I don't know. Life is hard, sometimes. (g)
  • "'st. john rivers' pronunciation"/"how do you pronounce st john rivers" --It's pronounced "sin-gin". Weird, huh?
  • "why is st john pronounced as sin jin" (at least three variations on this one) --It's a cruel joke the Brits like to play on unsuspecting foreigners. (g) Seriously, my guess is that it came about because it is easier/faster to say than "Saint John". If you try to say "Saint John" quickly, "SinJin" isn't such a stretch. Eventually, everyone just pronounced it that way all the time. (But this is only a theory.)
  • "blogspot he is nearsighted and needs glasses" --Huh?
  • "blue-gray skin" --Ah, yes, the blue-skinned man...
  • "gender guesser" --I'd forgotten about that.
  • "glaskogens"/"glaskogens naturreservat"/"glaskogens nature"
  • "odds and ends abbreviation"
  • "odds of random things"
  • "wild wet t" -- Don't think I want to know what that means...
  • "voortman almond krunch" --Stop it! I'm already hungry for cookies!
  • "'animated wendy' nasty wendy's"
  • "'car tags' slang" --No earthly idea.
  • "concerto for harpischord, strings & continuo no. 5 in f minor" --Very specific!
  • "'gentler' in a sentence"/"a sentence for gentler"
  • "glammas and granddudes"/"names the grampster"
  • "i fear for the future" --Yeah, me too, which is probably how you got here, huh?
  • "'john locke' 'tree topper'" --Is there really such a thing?
  • "'lumis' 'peanut butter'"
  • "'malted milk balls' vacuum" --Oh great. Now I want some Whoppers, too... And I have the strangest urge to clean the rugs... ;o)
  • "'meatballs - the movie'" --Never even seen it, as far as I can recall.
  • "'national turn off the tv day'"
  • "'oklahoma' and 'unexplained rumbling'" --You get that in OK, too?
  • "'people on welfare shouldn't be allowed to vote'" --Well, I do think there's an argument to be made for some voting regulation-- at least in cases of those who are persistently on welfare with no legitimate reason.
  • Various search terms with polymer clay in mind
  • "'sleeping with * arms over * head"
  • "'squirreler' dictionary" --LOL!! Donald! You're not the only one!!
  • "'talkin' bout your generation" --And neither am I. (g)
  • "'tilt and pour' 'milk carton'" --Oh, yeah. They've actually disappeared, at least in this area. The stores only carry the regular milk jugs, now.
  • "'what's my family motto?'" --Depends on your family name. If all else fails, you could always make one up! ;o)
  • "acm wallet overnight" --No idea what that means.
  • "american eskimo the proposal movie" --Yes, it was an Eskie! (Or so I've read.)
  • "amigo crisp corn sweden" --Those are so good!! I wish I had one now...
  • "battery operated plastic doghouse bank that picks up a coin" --Okaaay...
  • something about vacuum cleaner reviews...
  • several about the Black Caucus visiting Cuba
  • "black looking eggs in mulch" --Ew. I'd leave 'em alone, if I were you. Handle with extreme care and caution. (g)
  • "candy vacuum" --Wha...?
  • "book 'molly no doubt'"
  • "cause for fingers and palm of hands to turn grey to blue" --That sounds serious!
  • "changed the vacuum belt but there is still a smell coming from the vacuum"
  • "chewy whopper candy"/"whopers candy chewy in the middle"/"whopper duds"/"whoppers malted soft dud"/"whoppers vacuum" --SO glad to see I wasn't the only one curious about those duds!
  • "cocoon found in mulch" --Are you sure it's a cocoon? See link to snake egg entry, above. (g)
  • "cola bottle singing rick astley"
  • "da da da di da da di da da da da opera" --No, seriously.
  • "december 2007 sam's club trampoline" --Ah, yes. The December 2007 Trampoline. A very good vintage.
  • "describing age ten with pictures and no words" --Seems kind of tricky.
  • "draft stopper, dog-shaped" --Ooh, that sounds cute! Maybe I should make one, if I can find a pattern (or make my own)...
  • "earphone spree"
  • "eastern kingsnake" --Look here, if you're here for that, too.
  • "emily of new moon coloring book" --I don't know if it exists.
  • "empathy doll britt-marie"
  • "ends of nostalgia"
  • "far off target"/"not far from target"
  • "fingers go numb and hurt while tunisian crocheting" (and regular crochet, too)
  • "firefighter michael johansson"/"michael johansson firefighter" --No, not quite.
  • "flickr kite surfing accident"
  • "fluffy icing"/"light and fluffy icing"
  • "footed pajamas tar"
  • "google earth how to 'unblur'"
  • "grey skin color seizure"/"grey skin hands symptom" --Please see a doctor.
  • "guess store tacky"
  • "hands itch after shoveling"
  • "homeland security alert right wing"
  • "hometown photos"
  • "horse chestnut make soap"
  • "housewives list of odds and ends around the house"
  • "how do I unlock me hyundai elantra without setting of the alarm?"
  • "how do snake eggs feel like" --A little leathery, I think. But not very firm-- "softer" than a chicken's egg.
  • "how does crocheting affect fingers"/"how to croucheing"
  • "how to make sweden candy" --Wish I knew...
  • "how to make the potluck not tacky" --Since when is potluck tacky? HMM?
  • "how to pronounce chickasabogue" --My best guess: chick-uh-suh-BOWG. (Long "O" on that last syllable, to rhyme with the first syllable of "hoagie".)
  • "how to pronounce the floor at the end s" --I'm clueless here. Anyone?
  • "hypnotized dog on tv with cupcakes"
  • "i want to add more squares to my rag quilt" --Well, go ahead and do it. ;o)
  • "i'd rather be quilting license plate"
  • "index of /oddsandends"
  • "jared schutz polis i loved you from the moment you first touched me and i want, and i need you back in my life" --Wow. That's a long one...
  • "julmust"/"lucia kattar"
  • "killing weeds with electricity"
  • "la di da daa techno"
  • "la la da da da da di di da da da"
  • "license plate trivia web address"/"license plates alabama trivia"
  • "list of words to describe the cold weather" --Frigid. Frosty. Freezing. Icy. Chilly. Arctic. There, that's a start.
  • "lmm's oyster" --What in the. . .?
  • "looking for like artificial turf for pet to wee wee on inside of home" --I think you'll like find what you're looking for in this entry.
  • "mandy donald"
  • "mean bee" --Oh, are you tormented by one of those, too?
  • "meaning 'i'm feeling up'" --Scared to ask...
  • several about moccasin eggs --I don't think they exist. (They do that thing where the females carry the eggs around inside them until they hatch.)
  • "nightmarish dreams" --A.K.A. "nightmares"? ;o)
  • "nightnoise at the end of the evening blogspot"
  • "nothing much im afraid"
  • "numb fingers after hitting" --Here's a thought: stop hitting.
  • "odd lawn mowers"
  • "odd license plates"
  • "odd state trivia"
  • "odds and ends books that stone toilet cleaner"
  • "odds and ends current events"
  • "odds and ends fashion"
  • "odds and ends form various sources : it took a laundry to clean the area"
  • "odds of getting bit by a black rat snake"
  • "odds on 50th wedding anniversary"
  • "odds that first and last initial are the same"
  • "odds the other dog is also male puzzle"
  • "one flappy sore inside mouth" --Ick. Just wait and it'll probably go away.
  • "patio photography"
  • "pics of dogs fluffing from snake bites" --?
  • "pictures sweden candy"
  • "pirates online of photo odds and ends"
  • "polymer clay nativity"
  • "psychotic moments"
  • "quilting +laptop"
  • "rap babies saffle" --I have no idea what that's all about.
  • "reward posters"
  • "ridge vent hurricane leak"
  • "sentence kinder +"/"sentence with kinder"
  • "sewing + sweden"
  • "sideboard, s√§ffle"
  • "skymall favorite dog-off"
  • "snakes are living in my mulch" --Yeah, they'll do that.
  • "someone has printed my name"
  • "something light can't get through"
  • "song, 'some little bug is going to get you someday'"
  • "sweden candy bars with bugles" --Those are called Marabou Amigo bars. Yummy!
  • "sweden in 1890" --Sorry, I wasn't there at the time. ;o)
  • "swedish belts"
  • "swedish candy how many dollar" --Depends on how much you buy, and whether or not you happen to be in Sweden.
  • "swedish candy shops"/"swedish cherries candy"/"swedish raspberries candy"/ etc.
  • "they have ice cream in cuba black caucus" --Yes, I know. Amazing news, wasn't it?
  • "toby sue g's odds and ends"
  • "tomgallon house"
  • "too far off" --Better not go, then.
  • "translate sonodora" --No! Not until you ask nicely! (Ok, I don't know the translation.)
  • "trixie i odds" --Please don't. She's odd enough as it is.
  • "trixie videos"/"trixie vids" --I got yer Trixie vids right here.
  • "ultrasonic dog bark"
  • "vibrations from lawn mower makes me hungry" --LOL!
  • "victorandcarrie flickr"
  • "vintage children's book little lost puppy" --Oh, that sounds sad.
  • Many more about vintage children's books...
  • "vintage vacuum cleaner advertisements"
  • "voortman cookie shirts"/"voortman cookies 2008 recap"
  • "what gross ingredient is in malted milk balls" --The ingredient you're detecting is most likely malt (thus the name, "malted milk balls"), and it's not gross. It's very, very tasty. *smacking lips* ;o)
  • "what if my odds say negative about me"
  • "what is the puppy smell" --If you mean "puppy breath", I've read that it's a symptom of... brace yourself... intestinal worms. Don't know if it's true, but our puppy lost her puppy breath after we de-wormed her. No matter where it comes from, it is an adorable smell.
  • "what recent news soty amused you most"
  • "what was that song in the 90s that started with 'la di da da da'" --"Around the World" by ATC, I think...
  • "why do i always feel like i'm forgetting something" --If you figure it out, please pass it on.
  • "wkrg.com moonpie" --"Throw me somethin', mister!" That's what they say you should shout at Mardi Gras parades. (shrug)
  • "words that describe candy" --Sweet, tangy, sour, yummy, delicious, gooey, sticky, crunchy, chocolatey. Take your pick.
  • "words to describe weather" (two variations)--Now, that's just too broad a subject. You're on your own! ;o)
  • "words that discribe how snow feels" --Cold and wet. Next!
  • "words to describe a storm"
  • "words to describe yarn"
  • "world market genuine swedish gingersnaps" --Those are good, aren't they?!
And there you have it-- my seemingly never-ending list of search engine keywords! Aren't you glad you read all the way through to the end? Wasn't it really worth that investment of your time and energy? . . . Hello? . . .Hello-ooo?

Hm. Oh well. I had fun. (g)