Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What are they searching for?

It's Saturday Night again - time for more Genealogy Fun!!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  Go to your Blog Statistics website (e.g., StatCounter, Google Analytics, etc.) and find the page for "Keyword Searches" done on your blog.

2)  Tell us some of the funniest or most interesting keyword searches and your reaction to them.  Write your own blog post or put them in a comment to this post, or in a comment or status on Facebook.

Have fun!

Here's mine:

I use StatCounter (http://www.statcounter.com/) as one of my statistics pages, and it has some interesting searches over the past day or two (keyword search terms in quotes below):

*  "most kids fathered" - they found my post http://www.geneamusings.com/2006/07/world-records-for-number-of-children.html  - 867!  more or less...

*  "ken kramer about San Diego is he Jewish" - I don't know... and my post doesn't tell him.

*  ""marchoine 1878" - the page that came up has nothing like this on it.  What were they looking for?

*  "reuben glazier rutland Massachussetts" - they got a match even if they spelled Massachusetts wrong.  Not sure it helped them though.

*  "abraham lincoln and obadiah holmes" - not sure that these two knew each other...but Abe and I have Obadiah as an ancestor, as shown in http://www.geneamusings.com/2009/02/happy-200th-birthday-cousin-abraham.html

*  "mylife.com complaints" - I have them too - they found http://www.geneamusings.com/2009/03/more-on-ancestrycom-and-mylifecom.html - I hope it helped them.

*  "what does the abbreviation FNU mean in a family tree" - I hope my post http://www.geneamusings.com/2009/07/are-there-standards-for-entries-in.html was helpful... I thought everybody knew this!

*  "data management on a computer see some genealogy file" - if you type enough words in a query, you're bound to have a million hits to check.  My blog post http://www.geneamusings.com/2008/10/is-this-my-new-computer-genealogy-file.html was #1 on the Bing parade.

*  "will of Ephraim Dunham" - they found http://www.geneamusings.com/2010/10/surname-saturday-martin-england-nh-nj.html which didn't have a will.  Oh well.  sorry!

*  "leontine albina" - who?  Oh, the mom with the most kids - see http://www.geneamusings.com/2006/07/world-records-for-number-of-children.html - the answer is 64 kids borne. 

*  "huge naked women genealogy" - uh oh, it found http://cvgencafe.blogspot.com/2011/01/chula-vista-centennial-1911-san-diego.html but it was in comments, not my writing, whew!
*  "table of consanguinity california" - huh?  It's different for California?  My post http://www.geneamusings.com/2007/05/table-of-consanguinity.html is on the first page of matches.

*  "i am my own own grandpa pedigree" - they found my chart, and the lyrics, in http://www.geneamusings.com/2006/06/i-am-my-own-grandpa.html

That's enough - you get the idea!

4 comments:

Shasta said...

That is why I would never use any abbreviations or even words like unknown - on my family tree. I use question marks. I think it is easier for people to know, and even if they don't, they aren't being misled.

Jennifer said...

This was a fun one!

Susan Petersen said...

I'm still trying to figure out why a site selling viagra is sending visitors my way. . .

David said...

I just discovered your blog, and I love it! (Especially this section of "Saturday Night Généalogy Fun! It's too bad that my English is too poor :S)
It's very funny, thanks!