Having a Web Page

Designing and maintaining a personal web page is an interesting and sometimes bizarre experience. I've put together a variety of resources, and I've learned a lot in the process.

Search Terms and Browsing Patterns

Most "normal" people don't realize how much information they give to web sites every time they connect to a page. I enjoy occasionally glancing through logs. I can see what terms people searched for on Google or Yahoo to get to my site or at what page they clicked on a link to my site. I can tell which of my pages were most popular, what operating systems and web browsers visitors used, what country they connected from, and how long they stayed at the site.

Here are a few of the more bizarre terms people have searched for, which somehow got them to my site. Sometimes I wonder how they expected to find anything. Often I wonder why they even wanted to search for these things in the first place.

Here are some of the bizarre bagpipe-related search phrases:

Sometimes people make a completely reasonable search but inappropriately arrive at my site. I imagine they get confused.

Topher searched for other weird search phrases would lead to my page, and he found that "ways to kill dr. frank w. fox" was a successful search.