Quirky Search Engine Hits to Lavagal.

@postaday 197; #postaday2011.

I’m big on feedback, so the dashboard on my WordPress blog gives me a steady diet of information. And it’s all so very intriguing. One particular account’s comments are automatically sent to the spam bin because it posts URLs with all kinds of crappy porn stuff on it. I just dump the trash when I realize the spam bin is getting a little stinky.

You have to be careful about who you approve for comments. Trollers and spam bots are easy to spot, but some posters’ command of the English language is such that they just might slip by if you’re not careful. Once you approve someone, their future comments are cleared to post without review. A few months ago  there was a guy who was all over me for my opinion of the party scene at Lanikai Beach. His comments never saw the light of day. The nice thing about having a blog is that when someone wants to call you something truly offensive, you can dump it into the trash and none of your readers know it even existed. Some people take a few shots before they realize there is no bottom feeding allowed in the lava flow. Move on, nothing to see here.

Comments aside, the most fascinating feedback I get here at WordPress is the search engine terms that drive hits to Lavagal. I do try to snag hits by listing as many tags as I can for Search Engine Otpimization (SEO).

These are the top 10 searches:

Search Views
ryan suenaga 702
lavagal 166
lance armstrong training 99
kolekole pass 80
stuffed peppers 78
words with friends opponents 63
solar clothes dryer 58
kole kole pass 44
sharwil avocado 41
Lance Armstrong wraps up the top 10 with 39 hits. He’s all over my search engine results in various word mixes. Sad to say that the man with the most hits is the late Ryan Suenaga. Lance was one of Ryan’s heroes. Our friend Ryan was a social worker at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, @rsuenaga on Twitter, an athlete who raised funds to ride his bicycle in Livestrong Philly in 2010, a runner, and a hiker. He died Easter Sunday 2011 when he was hiking Olomana with some friends. His death was a shock to Hawaii’s social media community and beyond. I mean it. I still feel a sense of SHOCK when I think of losing him.Of course my top 10 hits would be quite mainstream! Not sure why solar clothes dryer is such a frequently used term, but it’s there. Kolekole Pass comes up a lot, perhaps because of it being on a military installation, or because people like seeing those photos of our bicycle adventure up to the top and back. That ride was super pleasant, once inside the gate. Riding along Kunia Road, however, was quite the white-knuckle experience.

Terms that aren’t so frequent, kind of bizarre, but obvious as to why they landed here:

  • drug dealer phone
  • just because i wear make up doesnt mean i cant kick youre ass t shirt
  • fuzzy hair
  • mama’s spaghetti ala moana customer complaints extra credit card expenses
  • shots fired waimanalo
  • jeggings how to wear
  • did verizon give me someone else phone number
  • sandy beach hawaii chicks
  • norwalk virus outbreak 2011
  • bike shorts for saggy butt
  • chip fletcher oahu sea rise
  • smile that says you aint seen nothing yet birthday card
  • your fly is down
  • riding a bike after botox injection in your anus

Yes. You got that right. That last one is cringe worthy! Other searches include Pixar movies, since I’m a mom with two tweens and we probably have every Pixar movie ever created. At our house there is always an appropriate Pixar movie line for day-to-day current events. Silly!

Names of various people who have been named in blog entries also come up frequently. Believe me, everyone named in this blog has been a search term that resulted in a click here. I’m a little surprised at that. I’ve only told a few people about their being the subject of a search that hit my blog before. I guess being a search term is a fact of life now.


Author: lavagal

Hawaii Kai wife and mom. Melanoma Stage 3a Cancer survivor. English Language Learners Coordinator and Paraprofessional Tutor. Super sub teacher. Dormant triathlete. Road cyclist and Masters swimmer. Gardener. Mrs. Fixit. Random dancer. Music Curator. A teenager trapped in an aging body. Did you know 60 is the new 40? It is.

3 thoughts on “Quirky Search Engine Hits to Lavagal.”

  1. you could play a fun game of mad-libs with those search strings. the internet is a strange and wondrous thing.

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