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Quick Post: People Search For The Darndest Things

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

I was just perusing some of my Statcounter data when I came across this search string a Canadian used to find my site. It’s far from the most bizarre thing I’ve seen in my search results, but it is notable for its specificity.

The search finds my site due to a humorous comment a reader left on the indicated post. I’m curious though, if you run a website and check your statistics, what is the strangest search term someone has used to find your site?


claimID: Managing Your Identity Online
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How many times have you googled yourself? Too embarrassed to say? Same here. I suppose just about everyone with a connection to the Internet has been guilty of a little ego-surfing once in a while.
I Feed The Google Monster, It Excretes Data…
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Today, I finally got my Google Analytics invite. I can’t remember when I first applied for it, but it must have been several months ago. I have heard tales on the web that GA is slow and can bog down page loading, but I haven’t noticed any difference since I added the code to my template.
Quick Post: All Your Base Are Belong To Google
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Google Calendar was released today. Full review to follow. :) UPDATE: Review will be posted next week. I’ve got a lot to say about it, but I want to spend a few more days trying it out before I commit my thoughts to non-paper.