Search of the week


Stealing this feature shamelessly from the good folks at Shiraz Socialist, I have been going through this week’s search engine terms, and it strikes me that watching Gail Walker is generating more showbiz-related traffic. It’s also remarkable that so many punters out there seem to have a newsreader fetish, if all these searches for Jane Hill’s big boobs are anything to go by. BBC News’s Jane must be pleased, or possibly alarmed, to know she has such an enthusiastic fan club. Just to confirm that half the people on the net are after girlie pictures, there continue to be hits from searches for saucy schoolgirls, TV’s Michelle Ryan and Amanda “Lethal Assets” Brunker. I’d love to know what the punters’ reaction is when they hit a political blog.

But this is, I’m relieved to say, outweighed by political search terms. Richard Boyd Barrett, Maria Duce, Brendan Clifford and Jim Gibney all turn up, Gibney on an almost daily basis. And I continue to be a major source for those seeking info on the DUP’s Simon Hamilton. Oh, and Chomskyan linguistics appears too – but the reader looking for Johann Hari sucks should be ashamed of himself.

So that’s the hon. mentions. To this week’s most striking searches:

In third place, continental philosophy bollocks. This is a depressing testimony to what our universities are teaching these days.

In second, Pat Rabbitte Stalinist. Someone with a long memory there.

And in first, Lower Falls tracksuit. Yes, it’s those pyjama-wearing women again. Oh dear.


  1. Andy said,

    June 25, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    How do you check search terms for your site? whta do you do? Is it on google or something?

  2. splinteredsunrise said,

    June 25, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    Luckily, the WordPress stats do it for you. It’s fascinating, in a slightly scary way.

  3. Liam said,

    June 25, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    There are some people with peculiar interests out there. I’ve had people coming to my site looking for “Adolf Hitler and coprophilia” and “Segolene Royal’s knickers”. You can imagine how disappointed they must have been at what they found instead.

  4. splinteredsunrise said,

    June 26, 2007 at 9:05 am

    I think my favourite search was “three categories of hazard in sports massage”.

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