Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Funny ~ Weird Search Terms for my Blog


I collect all the strange search terms readers use to reach my blog.  Using Google, Bing, Yahoo, Mocavo and other search engines, they all end up somehow at my blog.  I can see them on my statistics page.  Believe it or not, these are the actual word-for-word search terms!  I have not idea how some of these ended up at "Nutfield Genealogy".

Genealogy exercise gym in San Francisco  [someone please tell me if this is true!]

Ben Franklin and his coffin  [ ?  ! ]

pics of people born in navarra spain   [apparently Google understands “pics”?]

good pics of Liliuokalani  [again, why use the word “pics”?]

Practice chart write report give me six generations tree   [Is that you, Yoda?]

Sanderson Sisters Salem [ Disney movie buffs will scratch their heads at this one]


Images searched online that actually landed on my blog website ….

Photo of William Tuttle 1635 [ ?  ! ]

Photo of Abiah Folger  [Ben Franklin’s mother]

Photo of Boston 1784  [really!]

1799 photos of Lowell MA  [not only is the year strange, but Lowell didn’t exist at this time]

Photo of the 1760 Boston fire  [only a time traveler with a camera ….]

Moses Platts 1673 Mayflower [no, he wasn’t on the Mayflower, and it sailed 53 years earlier]


Questions on Google?

Who photographed the Mayflower leaving England?   [Again, what’s with the time traveler theory?]

Where is Ben Franklin buried in Boston?  [He’s not!  He’s buried in Philadelphia!]

What is my great great grandmother’s enumeration district?  [I’ll forward this to Steve Morse]

Did my grandmother have any kids?   [She must have had at least one!]

Who is that genealogist on TV?  [I swear it wasn’t me… ]

What is the Blaisdell genealogy numbering?  [huh?]

Who is that famous woman genealogist?     [I’m too humble to take credit for this one]

Who is my great uncle?   [OK, I’m good, but I’m not that good!]

Who do I think I am?  [Send this one to Lisa Kudrow]


This one showed up this morning and I just had to add it in at the last minute....


Where do I find my grandfather's grave online? 


Click here to see my past "weird search term" post:
2011 http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2011/06/weird-search-terms-2011.html

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Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo 

8 comments:

  1. "Is that you, Yoda?" made me laugh.

    So people come to your blog looking for "Hocus Pocus"? Heh. I love that movie.

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  2. This reminds me of a story often told by a Family History Center volunteer and librarian. A patron asks,"Do you have my family?" The volunteer answers, "Let me look in my drawer.".

    Seriously though, a lot of people do expect to find the answer to any question by typing it into Google.

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  3. Ooh I want to go to a genealogy exercise gym! Perhaps it's to train up for carrying the weight of generations.

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    1. Shelley - that made my morning laugh-o-meter!!

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  4. Good laugh this morning... thanks! I think if I were going to Google for your blog it would be something like this:
    "nut genealogy seeking birds"
    I bet it would work. I'll have to try. :-)

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  5. OMG this was too funny. I don't know how you and Amy do it - getting these funny search terms. I look at my search terms and they are all very boring and very specific to my blog and almost always genealogy related. Although today I did get one for "cobblestone water features small garden" from a Landscaping company which didn't land him anywhere good on my blog. Thanks for the laugh!

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  6. This is so funny, Heather! Between your blog and comments, plus Jill Ball's Genealogist Psalm - my day is starting with a lot of laughter! Thanks for sharing these 'can you believe it?' google searching results!

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  7. OK, those are strange. I've done the opposite: I've come up with phrases that no one has ever entered into any website on Earth, according to Google: http://daisybrain.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/more-google-virgins/

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