Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thursday Thirteen: Search Terms

Thursday Thirteen


#20 - 13 Search Terms People Have Used To Find My Blog

I always find it interesting to see what search terms people use to find a given site. Some of the following make sense, others, not so much!
  1. Clean Sphynx Ears - this one makes sense. I've often talked about how my ears need to be cleaned regularly since wax builds up in them due to the lack of hair in my ears.

  2. Dragonheart - that's my name!

  3. Dragonheart's humans running the Hamburg Marathonphoto hamburg marathon - I mentioned that my humans were running the Hamburg Marathon. I don't know that I've shared any photos of them from the marathon, so check out the one to the right. (You can click to see a larger version of it.)

  4. Canadian army white mess dress pictures - my dad is a Canadian officer and I've shown pictures of him in his Mess Kit / Mess Dress, and he also let me borrow his Mess Kit for the Mr. Litterbox competition. No photos of the white (summer) Mess Kit, however. My dad only has the traditional Mess Kit, which can be worn year-round.

  5. cyber pets cow - no idea how this brought someone to my site! I don't have a cow cyber pet. My only pet is my Virtual Squillion, Teal'c!

  6. bathing cat - I have frequently mentioned that I need weekly baths, due to the fact that the oil my skin secretes builds up, since I have no fur for the oil to distribute itself through.

  7. blue tongued Sphynx - yes, I'm a Sphynx, and yes, I've shown a few pictures with my tongue, but it certainly isn't blue! It's pink!

  8. catnip mouse pattern - I love playing with my catnip mice. Sadly, I don't have a pattern for them, although my mom found a pattern to crochet some toys for me, so she's going to try that when she has some time.

  9. riddles for parents anniversary - I wished my humans a happy anniversary on April 22. It was their third anniversary. Don't have any riddles to go along with an anniversary, however.

  10. butterball sphinx cat - Sphynx is the correct spelling of the breed, and a Sphynx shouldn't be a butterball, unless he or she has a medical condition or is fed too much, since the fast Sphynx metabolism tends to keep us on the thin side.

  11. My toes are pink as is my tail - yes, my toes are pink, although my paw pads are both pink and gray. My tail, however, is gray.

  12. historical fiction - when talking about my mom, I mentioned that she enjoys reading historical fiction. Bernard Cornwell, Pauline Gedge, Diana Gabaldon, Jack Whyte, Lindsey Davis, Manda Scott, Colleen McCullough and Sharon Kay Penman are some of the authors of historical fiction that she enjoys.

  13. deformed Devon Rex ears - I have mentioned Devon Rex cats frequently (the same gene produces the curly hair in Devon Rex cats and the lack of hair in Sphynx cats) and I talk about my frootbat ears all the time. However, I have never talked about deformed Devon Rex ears. Devon Rex have gorgeous froobat ears, just like Sphynx! They certainly aren't deformed.
How did I find the search terms? I've had a lot of cats ask me how I found out what search terms people use. I have Sitemeter counter on my blog, and when I click on it, and click on "By Referrals" it tells me how people found my site - whether they clicked on a link on another blog or website, whether they used a search engine, and which search engine they used. For search engines, it tells me the terms that people used when searching.


42 comments

Rosie & Cheeto said...

HA, bloo tunged sphynx...that's owr favurite. Whare's Addorubly cute rambunchus sphinx kittie?

Raggedy said...

Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
*^_^
(=':'=)
(")_ (")Š
Raggedy

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

What about handsome sphynx mancat? How do yoo find out what serch terms beans us to find yoo? Dat is some weerd stuff, but den again, beans is weerd.

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

I like #13....does this mean we are sort of related Dragonheart? I fink it does....so now we really must only be best furrrrends. Deformed Devon Rex ears...no such thing! They are big and batty....catch the wind!
Looking forword to seeing U this weekend:))
>(^,^)<

Suzanne said...

interesting tt, dragonheart! there are certainly some strange things people search for...

we're officially on vacation now, and our tt is about that.

love
--suz

Daisy said...

Those are some funny searches! I would have guessed that the #1 search term for your blog would be "Very Handsome Sphynx Cat." I was wondering how you find out the search terms.

Thanks for defending our wonderful frootbatty ears!

Parker said...

Those are something else! How do you look that up? I think it's interesting!

Daisy said...

Oh, I saw the answer you gave to Kattonic cats. Thanks Drake!

jcfloresinc said...

Hey that's neat. Never knew you could look it up on site meter. I'll have to go look. I like cyber pet cow, what a stretch, but it got you found and that's all that matters. Have a great day.
Samantha & Tigger

Marie the Defender said...

That's neat, learning about how pple google and find you!

How did you find out what search terms pple used???

Marie the Defender said...

Thanks for explaining how you knew pple used these search terms. We have sitemeter too....we are gonna find out what words pple have been using to find our blog!

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Humans are...well weird. I am always amazed at how people find our sites. Its always good for a laugh! Great T13!!

Kaze

Caesar and Princess said...

Wow, that is very cool... I mean the site meter.

If we type in "amazing Dragonheart" we are pretty sure that you would pop right out there.

happy Thursday

*~Princess

Monty Q. Kat said...

I bet 'awesome man cat' would bring someone to your site too-you're a cool cat!

Forty Paws said...

This was very interesting that people used these search terms and found you! A blue tongued Sphynx. Very interesting. We must think on these. Then we'll probably take a nap.

Luf, Us

The Meezers said...

blue tongued Sphynx? that's just nuts!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

"Butterball Sphynx" ha ha ha I'm sorry that makes me laugh. You are so not a butterball. You aren't even close! ha ha ha Jeez.

I'll have to try that. I'm afraid I'll find no one has searched for me!

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...
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Faz the Cat said...

Dear Dragonheart, one of the reasons I love your blog so much is that you tell us so much about yourself. I love hearing all the details about your interesting genetic make up and unique sphynx characteristics.

DEBRA said...

Dragonheart

You have the most interesting TT's!!

Abby

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Heh, Butterball!
That should bring them to Shaggy, not you!

Lux said...

Those are funny, especially the cyber pets cow!

Kim and Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

OK. HMMMM, so interesting ways to find your site indeed. That was a great TT!

Skeezix the Cat said...

At leest the serch terms peepul used to find yer blog arn't as weird as the ones used to find mine!

Chairman Mao said...

hehehe, what a neat list of stuff -- it's funny some of the search terms that lead to our bloggies, isn't it?

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Darla said...

It's so funny sometimes the things that get people to your blog. What always amazes me is when I'm on the 30th page or so of results--somebody really spent a lot of time looking for whatever that was. :)

Mitchypoo said...

Interesting list. I'm going to a cat show in a couple weeks and I hope to see your kind there. I'd love to hold one like you. I imagine you feel so nice. I didn't know you needed weekly baths though, how do you like that? My TT is up.

http://mitchypoo777.blogspot.com

DEBRA said...

Dragonheart

Fank you for the compliments on my picture. It is one of Momma's favorites. She calls it my 'glamour' picture.

Abby

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

Those Thursday Thirteen's were very interesting!

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Those are very interesting!!! I keep getting people who find my site when searching for male or female slaves!! ha ha ! xx

Julia said...

Very interesting but funny search terms people find for your blog..

I find it even funny how it turn out when I do a search for my blog. Not only it funny of what I found but very confusing too LOL

Happy Thursday Thirteen! And I'm guessing your dad is home now? *grin*

Tara said...

That is really interesting! I have site meter on my blog, so I'll have to check it out!

Tara

The Furry Kids said...

The blue tongued one made us giggle. Thanks for sharing the info about sitemeter. We're going to check ours out.

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Dats some furry interesting stuff about you Dragonheart. I personally think yore frootbat ears are adorable and you are furry hansome.

JAM said...

Great list as usual Dragonheart. You have much more interesting searches that find your blog than I do mine.

Joy T. said...

Great idea for a TT. And interesting how our blogs are found.

Karen Jo said...

You wrote a great TT, Dragonheart. The cyber pets cow had me laughing. Thank you for telling us how to find the search terms. I have a site meter, too, and I really should check mine out sometime.

Kuanyin said...

Finally getting around to checking out the TT's! This is amusing!

Junior said...

Some of those are very different searches....

Monica said...

Hi Dragonheart. That was very interesting. I have a sitemeter on my blog too, but I haven't had a lot of searches find my site. Tracy has though, and it is very interesting what she is found on also.

Jake and Bathsheba said...

People sure search on some odd combinations! But once they find you, I bet they bookmark your cool site.

~J&B

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Wow, that was really interesting!