Sad men with search engines

April 21, 2007 at 5:29 pm (blogging, blogosphere, geeks, internet, voltairespriest)

Sometimes when looking at the reasons why people read this blog, I find things that both amuse and disturb me. Let me explain.

With a WordPress blog, as with most others, you can find out what search terms people used when looking for your blog, if they came via a search engine. In many cases you’ll get sticky-fingered weirdos flicking through in the course of massive searches for “hot goat sex” or whatever, on the basis that these random words exist simultaneously in one of your blog posts. But do we get such normal things at Shiraz Socialist? Do we bollocks, oh no.

For example, let us look at yesterday’s searches. The single most used set of search terms was “”. Fucking!?! I know the left has some sad bastards on it but the idea that my post about that risible website had any one person (let alone more than one!) searching for it in the course of a day, really does drive me to despair. Second favourite was “I am at a loose end”. I mean, dear God.

Today, we have something about the 2007 Mr Hungary competition – if anyone can track down a post where Jim, TWP or I even mentioned this in the course of a post then please send answers on a post card to me at the usual email address. Or indeed add it in the comment box if you know anything about the Mr Hungary competition. Is there a Mr Hungary competition anyway? Some things are just too sad even for me to research.

There are however some redeeming features. We also have people who searched on “Falklands War Argentina”, which suggests that they were interested in reading Jim’s wise thoughts on the subject. And last but not least we have a lone warrior who reached us yesterday by searching on the terms “John Sentamu Cunt”. Sir, this blog salutes you.


  1. Will said,

    Mr Hungry
    Mr Hungry

  2. voltaires_priest said,


    See, you do have a sensitive side after all!

  3. stroppybird said,

    Yep will is really a sweetie.

  4. stroppybird said,

    Oh and I get quite a few searching for Jim Denham. Also John 4 Leader and then they come upon my Jim4Leader posts , probably thinking wtf, does Gordon know about this.

  5. voltaires_priest said,

    Makes you wonder just what the people who did the searches are like, doesn’t it?

  6. voltairespriest said,

    See, now someone else has come through to us via a search on “John Sentamu Cunt”. If this keeps up, I’ll be getting writs from the Anglican Church.

  7. Squirrel Vanguard said,

    So how do you do find out how people have found you on blogger? Or is it just a wordpress thing?

  8. voltaires_priest said,

    I think you can still do it on blogger, if you install one of these. It’s a handy program which you can access via putting a little bit of code in your blog template. Go to the site and it takes you through the process of getting the monitoring stuff on your blog. Very handy because you know where your hits are coming from etc.

  9. stroppybird said,

    Yep, you can do it with blogger if you have stat counter.

  10. Squirrel Vanguard said,


  11. Mike said,

    Some search terms which led people to me:

    “North Oxford posh” (yes, I know, I know…;-))
    “Sex in South Hinksey”
    “Lego model Trafalgar Square” (from an IP address in South Korea)
    “Red book car hack”
    “How to die Sassoon analysis”

    Some people are very weird 🙂

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