I’ve had SiteMeter for just over a month now, and I got it largely so I could keep tabs on how people have been finding this site. And it’s been interesting to see some of the Google searches people have run.
A number of these searches seem to be tied to the releases of certain films; for example, lately, a few people have been looking for “foosa”, the predatory animals in Madagascar. And for a few weeks now, people have also been looking for various things related to Star Wars and Kingdom of Heaven — in fact, “kingdom of heaven historical inaccuracies” and “kingdom of heaven quotes” seem to be very popular search requests right now.
And then there are the more idiosyncratic, one-off requests, like the persons who were searching just this morning for “bad movie physics indiana jones” and “shrek satirize the traditional heroes journey”. I love you guys, whoever you are.
But what makes me scratch my head are the requests that have come in, week after week, for “the meaning of 7” and “nooooo”. That’s right, quite a few people have been searching for “nooooo”, and the search always brings them to this post on my wife’s reaction to the trailer for Serenity. (Come to think of it, there have been a few searches a la “is there sound in space”, too.)
One or two searches of the “nooooo” sort wouldn’t make any impression on me. But it’s been happening for a while now. What on earth are these people looking for, I wonder?