Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fun with sitemeter

Occasionally, I like to check out the sitemeter report to see how many people read my blog. Or in my case, how few. While I think I am entertaining, apparently the Internet at large does not. Besides figuring out there are only a few smart people returning to read my blog on a semi-regular basis, sitemeter does tell you some interesting things about the people that do get here.

Here is a short list of my observations:
1. Very few people find my blog via technorati and their "tags" and yet I continue to use them. What does that say about me?

2. Someone in New York did a search for "pineapple good for you" and someone in Canada searched "pineapple bad for you" just minutes later. It seems like there is some debate about how good pineapple is for you because that's how a lot of people end up here. Personally, I think pineapple is good for you, but that's just my opinion. I guess I should look into it. I will also get back to those of you wanting to know if pineapple is an herbal abortion method or induces labor. I guess I should know that kind of stuff since I am a Pineapple Princess.

3. Then there is the person in England that googled "why dont i need to go to school". Well, if you have to use Google to figure out reasons not to go to school, I'd bet there are a lot more reasons why you should go to school.

4. Someone in Lubbock, Texas, googled "monster-truck-show lubbock ticket price 2007" and got here. For the record, I have been to a monster truck show, but I have no idea how much it costs to go to a monster truck show in Lubbock. Sorry.

5. If the person that searched "pineapple shoes" found any, let me know. I'd like some.

6. Someone actually searched "shithole, texas" on Google. I don't doubt that my page came up, but I am surprised that it is second. I kind of figured it would be first. Note to self: top Google's list of "shithole, texas" websites.


10 comments:

Mamacher said...

Okay, that is hilarious! I so often wonder why when I google something I get the most absurd results...I guess it's not absurd at all if it gets me to the Pineapple Report. I for one, am one of the smart, well read individuals who reads your blog for the witty and oh, so timely humor!

rocknroll widow said...

I am obsessed with my sitemeter. which never. ever. changes.

pineapple said...

mamacher: oh! how I love you so! and you are so right, google is a strange and absurd creature. my little smartypants!

rocknroll widow: mine never changes either! if it weren't for the weird searches that lead to my blog, I would think they just make that crap up.

tAnYeTTa said...

i'm here via Blogexplosion

mad said...

Pineapple is good for the soul. Maybe we should get T-shirts made?

pineapple said...

tAnYeTTa: thanks for stopping by!

mad: Ooooooooooh! I love that plan!

Paul said...

I use Typepad and find it satisfactory. I read the stats on my blog every morning. Shameless I know but very human eh ? :)

pineapple said...

Paul: I guess we all do it.

Only Grrrl said...

Pineapple, you are my inspiration!

pineapple said...

just so you know, I have finally met one of my goals in life. I am the top of Google's list of "shithole, texas" websites...