Monday, March 11, 2013

Fun With Search Terms (#1)

I sometimes check the stats for this blog.  It's interesting to see which posts are read the most (Porsche stuff, by a long way; after that, it's all over the map).  Like most bloggers, I post mostly for myself and whoever's out there with similar interests.  But the stats give some insight into what might entertain readers.

"Search Keywords" is useful.  What are people looking for?  Most keywords are unsurprising: iconic cars or racing names.  Or very specific, like "BRE Datsun SCCA specs" or "NHRA Super Stock rear suspension" or "Porsche 917 Kyalami 1969."  These searchers were on a mission.

Some of them are funny.  In fairness to the mis-directed, I've posted about one or more of the keywords, and the search engine plopped this blog into their laps.  Here are a few collected over the months, and the thought that came to my mind.

"hanging ship engine"  Huh?  And how did that get you here?

"American car colors"  Would you say I have a plethora of colors, Jefe?

"Meadowdale"  It's heartening that people are searching on Meadowdale.  Hope they're not all over 60.

"Allard chassis plate"  Like the Shelby GT 350 plates you can buy on Ebay for $2.50?

Saw this on a GT 350 that looked authentic enough at a vintage race.
Mentioned it to a guy knowledgable about Shelby Mustangs.  He said
"You can get those on Ebay for $2.50"

"Pininfarina spider restoration experts"  Uh...not on or near this blog...

"ultimate 458"  Redundant.

"Lotus nice"  Yes, they are.

"small block 331"  You must have had a ton of hits: decades at the top of the racing tree.

"Maserati Birdcage rolling chassis"  Good luck with that.

"Lotus XI for sale"  Ditto.

"Lotus Eleven inside"  If you find one, it won't have much of an inside.

"Alleggerita Honda Fit"  Why yes, they will!

"slot pilote 1960"  We didn't have slot cars back in the Cretaceous.  Our Matchbox cars fell off the banister.  Guess what this was:

1 comment:

Watchtower said...

PA said:
"Guess what this was:"

The black thing is a hand cranked alphabet/number 'machine' from the 50's, when you poked your finger into one of the holes it told you a number and the corresponding letters that went with that particular number.
It then dispensed a small treat (usually it was a piece of peppermint candy) and said "Good job citizen, you are America's future!" (it didn't matter if you recited the three letters and number back correctly or not, you still got the attaboy).

It was sort of the iPad of that era.

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