Search Terms

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Kristi­na B via Comp­fight

 In about one month will be one year old, so I thought it would be inter­est­ing to review those search terms that have brought peo­ple to my web­site.  As my read­er­ship is fair­ly small, I fig­ured most peo­ple stum­ble upon my site com­plete­ly by mis­take.  I was right to assume that, but I could have nev­er imag­ined just how inter­est­ing this list would turn out to be.  I thought it would be fun to share a few of them.

The top five search terms that trans­port unsus­pect­ing read­ers to my site are:

  • Moribito — I wrote a post about this ani­me sev­er­al months ago.  It remains a favorite in my home because of the strong female pro­tag­o­nist, the refresh­ing lack of fan ser­vice and inu­en­do, and inter­est­ing unique sto­ry­line.
  • Bajo­ran — The Bajo­rans are a race of peo­ple from Star Trek: DS9.  I men­tioned them in a post once when dis­cussing the pres­ence of reli­gion and SF.
  • Fate Zero review — I wrote a some­what lengthy review of Fate Zero a few months ago.  Have you seen the ani­me?  What do you think?
  • pret­ty white girls — While I did write a post by this name, I’m cer­tain that the peo­ple, of which there were many, who typed this into their search engine were not actu­al­ly look­ing or my post.
  • Sir­car­ius Emperor’s Edge — Ah now… For this I have Lind­say Buro­ker to thank.  I caught up with the Emperor’s Edge pod­cast on iTunes over a year ago and became an instant fan.  I went on to read the next two books and become a fast admir­er of Lind­say Buro­ker.  The EE series is fun and smart, steam­punk­ish, and fast paced just like all of Lind­say Buroker’s books.  Let me expound a bit here.  Lind­say Buro­ker is an awe­some author and cyber friend and I believe that I found her book by divine inter­ven­tion.  I’d pub­lished my own nov­el but had done noth­ing to pro­mote or net­work.  I was stuck and didn’t know how to become unstuck.  Lind­say inspired me.  An indie author her­self, Lind­say is fair­ly suc­cess­ful at not only pro­duc­ing qual­i­ty writ­ing but at net­work­ing and sell­ing her work.  In addi­tion, Lind­say is the con­sum­mate pro­fes­sion­al and a love­ly human being.  She agreed to an inter­view about my favorite char­ac­ter in her series named Sir­car­ius, and she gave me an oppor­tu­ni­ty to write a guest post for her site.  Addi­tion­al­ly she has pro­duced a few how-to type pod­casts direct­ed at oth­er indie authors and she keeps up an awe­some web­site with loads of ter­rif­ic infor­ma­tion.  I’m going to send a shout out and many, many thanks to Lind­say Buro­ker.  I’d esti­mate that near­ly 30–35% of the search terms lead­ing to are in some form a ref­er­ence to the Emperor’s Edge series or my favorite char­ac­ter Sir­car­ius.  I guess I’m not the only one who loves the tac­i­turn assas­sin.

The most inter­est­ing search terms that have guid­ed peo­ple to my site are:

  • cool ani­me Mus­lim
  • albi­no teenag­er
  • i don’t under­stand ergo proxy
  • how to make a were­wolf
  • too depressed to watch fate zero
  • ful­ly clothed romance
  • nobody knew what Adam had in his suit­case — ?
  • what does take me to your leader mean — ?
  • im ready to take my faith to new lev­els by set­ting my mind on heav­en­ly things — I wish this per­son much suc­cess.
  • light bulb work­er — ?
  • angry white girl cloth­ing — Is there a such thing?
  • har­ry pot­ter and geds scar — I saw imme­di­ate sim­i­lar­i­ties between Har­ry Pot­ter series and The Wiz­ard of Earth­sea.
  • should i let my son watch fate zero — I love that some­one actu­al­ly asked this ques­tion.  As a par­ent I am very cog­nizant about what my chil­dren watch, even though two of them are tech­ni­cal­ly adults.  I take a sin­cere inter­est in the things that inter­est them.  I watch ani­me with them and I play games with them in an effort to know and under­stand the things that inter­est them.  This is awe­some.  My answer to this ques­tion would be, it depends on how old your son is and if you plan to watch Fate Zero with him.

Odd­ly or maybe not so odd­ly, there are sev­er­al search terms to vul­gar or inap­pro­pri­ate to men­tion so I won’t, but it makes me won­der what peo­ple are think­ing, if it can actu­al­ly be labeled think­ing and why they are think­ing that way.  But that would be anoth­er post.  Mov­ing along.

This par­tic­u­lar search term blows my mind a bit:

  •  who is Khaal­i­dah Muham­mad-Ali — I guess this per­son real­ly was look­ing for me.  Heh.  Wow.

To those of you who have stopped by from time to time to read my posts, thank you and I hope to see you back again.

  • Aw, thank you for the kind words, Khaal­i­dah! Yes, Sicar­ius gets quite a bit of fan mail. Far more than Mal­dy­na­do (some­thing that per­plex­es and dis­turbs Mal­dy­na­do very much).

    I hope you’re con­tin­u­ing to plug along with your writ­ing and pro­mo­tion, and that life is treat­ing you well! 🙂