Survival Guide to Homelessness

No matter where you go, there you are.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Search Results

Someone tell me how this happens. I track referrers and search terms used to find the Survival Guide to Homelessness, and one that keeps popping up is a related search to adult gay and lesbian DVD's. That is simply bizarre to me. How did my site wind up related to porn portals?

My first thought was referrer spam, just as incognito suggests below, but it doesn't look like that to me. This is a search in Google for sites "related" to a result, and the original result is the DVD distributor. I did just snap to something, though. Could it be that I am related because of my scant references to sex lube as a substitute for shaving cream?

If only the rest of my key terms had such success in standing out. It would be nice to appear before the twentieth result page for the term homeless or homelessness. As it is, you have to add the term survival or surviving if you want to find me. On the upside, search for survival guide homelessness and I am the first result, so if you know you want me, you can find me.

3 Comments:

At 9:54 AM, Blogger Gavin said...

i understand your conundrum. I work for a web design firm doing Search Engine Optimization. For the life of me I cannot figure out how visitors are directed to our site by googling 'big black tits'. Bizzare...

 
At 12:06 PM, Blogger incognito said...

Spammers are now starting to use the referer field in your web server logs to spam you. They are just requesting your site with the referrer being a site that they are trying to promote. There are programs out there that you can run that will do this for you. This has made the referrer field pretty much useless these days.

Incognito
www.undesignatedblog.com

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger aarondavidscholz. said...

Porn links rule. Tons of people check it out and if they happen to stumble upon your page, all the better for you.

 

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