the quirks of people’s web searches that lead to my blog

10 Mar

WordPress has this clever tool that shows you what keyword searches people on Google/other search engines are doing that lead them to your blog.

The two most prevalent keyword searches I’ve noticed so far are:

1) (no great surprises here) “weed/pot in Manhattan”

– which leads the searcher straight to my post about how Manhattanites get their weed delivered door-to-door.

2) The other seemingly most popular keyword search is definitely more of a surprise: “shpitzel”

– which is randomly enough, the pillbox hat/sheitel (wig) combination that some Hasidic women choose to cover their hair with (a sheitel on its own is not good enough because G-d forbid some people might unknowingly think it is your own hair).

This leads searchers to my post about discovering how there’s a Yiddish word for everything.

Who would have thought as many people (based on the findings of this very unscientific study) were scouring the Web for information about shpitzels as are seeking how to get hold of weed in Manhattan?

Afterword: Try as I might, I can’t seem to find an image to upload to this post of a woman wearing a shpitzel hair covering. Is this a worrying reflection of the increasingly repressive trend on the part of editors of the Orthodox Jewish press to censor any image of a woman/girl/female?

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3 Responses to “the quirks of people’s web searches that lead to my blog”

  1. rivka March 11, 2010 at 04:26 #

    i guess youll just have to sneak around deepest darkest Monsey with a long range lense and do the job yourself!!!!!

  2. Abigail March 11, 2010 at 10:21 #

    Yeh- and try using a fishing rod to hook a shpitzel up and off the head of the (poor) unsuspecting woman- take a pic of it, and then deposit it back on her head- all in a swift smooth action! Lol;p

  3. rebeccainspace March 15, 2010 at 14:35 #

    Riv and Abs – loving your suggestions 🙂

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