If you’ve been blogging for a while and take a look at how people searching online reach your site, you will no doubt have more than your fair share of ‘They searched for THAT and found me?’ results in your blog’s dashboard area.
Hence this post, inspired by some optimistic fellow seeking “Rosamund Pike Wrath of the Titians”. Conjures an interesting picture doesn’t it? They were, of course, seeking Rosamund in this Spring’s sequel “Wrath of the Titans“, but they did at least have a fighting chance of reaching my blog or finding a lovely image of the charming Ms Pike in her most recent film role.
As interesting are the bonkers results – “Sandra Bullock in Judge Dredd” comes to mind. Clearly somebody conflating Sandy Bullock in the Stallone vehicle “Demolition Man“ with the not exactly dissimilar Diane Lane in the 1995 Stallone “Judge Dredd” and perhaps telling us a little more than Stallone might want to know about how unique and memorable some of his back catalogue is to the casual viewer?
Regularly top of my stats?
I get a 100 to 200 searches every week for the Fantastic Four, who I’ve only posted about once, in relation to the putative Josh Trank reboot of the franchise that Twentieth Century Fox are quite eager to get underway. I’m not running a web hub for the perpetually bickering, Doctor Doom-thwarting Marvel superheroes, I don’t post regularly about them, but who can refuse that level of traffic?
Or is it just lusty Jessica Alba fanboys skewing things? Who can say?
My favourite, utterly barking search result? This one.
I know, right? Somebody thought of that and ended up clicking through to me, I assume for my sterling coverage of Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch‘s careers. Or they’re just into tall dudes. Takes all kinds of folks, I guess…
- Titian: His Life by Sheila Hale – review (guardian.co.uk)
- Wrath of the Titans (canadiancinephile.com)
- Titian doesn’t actually need sexing up – the week in art (guardian.co.uk)