Time for one of my periodic checks of this site's webstats ... I notice that a year ago today I checked out recent search strings that sent people to visit my blog, and thought I'd do it again. Here are the Top Ten Search Strings that sent people here in the month of August (so far):
10: the inevitable "milton berle's penis," which has been bringing folks to Steven Rubio's Online Life for a long time now. This would rank higher if I looked more closely at the stats ... "milton berle's penis" has sent 7 people to the site in August, but "milton berle penis" adds 5 more, "milton berle penis pictures" another 2 (no, I don't have any such pix), and then there's one each for "milton berle penis picture," "milton berle pictures schlong," and "photos of milton berle's penis."
8-9 (tie): "rubio" and "hotel goyesca." The first is obvious ... the second is a place we stayed in Spain in 2000, and I suspect those hits are coming from Robin and I, since we're looking for a hotel for November.
6-7 (not a tie, but I'm putting them together): "bruce springsteen dodger stadium review" and "springsteen dodger stadium review." I have no idea why this sends people to my site, since I've never been to Dodger Stadium.
4-5 (tie): "bathtime" and "beheading." I get the latter (from the pix of the London Dungeon), have no idea about the baths.
3: "california culture," a leftover from a course I taught at SF State a coupla years ago.
2: "bedtime for bonzo" ... this one caused me some grief awhile back when I found out a photo I'd stuck on a class website of Reagan and a chimp had been linked to on another site, leading to a gazillion hits on my site, since every time someone loaded that other page, my site would get a hit. I've removed the photo, but I guess I still get hits.
And the #1 search string that brings people here (this wins the Anti-Climax Award): "steven rubio."
The best ones are always those strings that only worked one time ... fascinating to see not only what people are looking for online, but also to imagine their disappointment when they end up here and not somewhere exciting. Here's a sampling of those lone search strings:
2003 email contact of belushi in usa 2003
bad skin and cameron diaz
cameron diaz has bad skin
demented on top of old smokey
dick was too small
does beheading hurt
evacuation of the bowels
fountain of sorrow my ass motherfucker
i masturbated my son
letterman hey dudes
she shaved off his beard for halloween
uma and ethan fucking picture
why sports night failed