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?