Wine Blogs, Dirty Pictures and Growing Your Anatomy

ListI was going through my blog stats today, looking at various measurements of visitors. One measurement is a keyword analysis. What you see here is a list of the 25 most common search terms for the past 1000 visitors to Fermentation that took place over the past day.

I don't know about you, but it strikes me as a little bit funny.

Of these 25 search words and phrases, more than half have very little if anything to do with wine. And more than a few suggest that some desperate readers ended up at FERMENTATION: The Daily Wine Blog after seeking out pornography and methods for increasing their penis size (note the funny misspelling in this last regard).

I guess the point is that if you blog about wine long enough, you'll end up attracting porn lovers, the illiterate and anatomically dissatisfied and pot heads to your blog…as well as wine lovers.

I wonder if there is someone out there who instead of gazing at pornography today is instead cultivating a new found interest in wine politics?



24 Responses

  1. Alder - March 16, 2012

    LOL. Large Spiders.

  2. Tom Wark - March 16, 2012

    Worse yet, should I be offended by “Children Writing”?

  3. JohnLopresti - March 16, 2012

    Reading a visitor’s websearch history likely is more informative than nearly random searches which bring a browser to Fermentation. I believe various forms of adware read thru the computer and harvest that information unknown to the visitor.
    Also, there may be a wide difference among search engines. Google may not suggest to a person who wants to teach their children writing that they visit Fermentation.
    Yet another way of reaching Fermentation could be through a saved link for people who want fast, direct connection to Fermentation rather than typing in a search string.
    However, the HSU search looks like perhaps Fermentation is on the alumni office radar!

  4. Kris Chislett - March 16, 2012

    Did you see my post on this same subject:
    My personal favorite is “Picture of a 8 foot long stuffed squid that i can order”.

  5. Samantha Dugan - March 16, 2012

    I used to check my counter to see how many people, and which that I knew, were reading but now, holy shit it’s the google searches that I check for now. Freaking hilarious. Due to some of my photos and somewhat sensual posts I get some seriously freaky folks landing on my blog….it’s the “Tired fat person” searches that kind of bum me out.

  6. Samantha Dugan - March 16, 2012

    Just checked mine and top of the list, “Have you ever seen your mom’s boobs” nice.

  7. - March 17, 2012

    I think you should write more about the wine that the n**** p*** stars drink!

  8. Fredric Koeppel - March 17, 2012

    perhaps that person was trying to write “how to grow pinot size.”

  9. Tom Wark - March 17, 2012

    Perhaps. But you have always been generous in giving the benefit of the doubt, Fred.

  10. Amy Gardner - March 19, 2012

    Love the post. Now I just have to wonder what posts I’ve missed that get you found in these searches. Hmmm? You’ll probably get double the traffic for some of those items now. You can do it!

  11. Dave McIntyre - March 19, 2012

    Tom – that was probably a California winemaker who meant to search for “increase your pinot size” …

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    Peculiar, our search of “Large Naked French Spiders” didn’t show up on that list.

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