If you don’t know much about WordPress, they have this neat little feature that shows you statistics for your blog, things like views per day, week and month, the countries people have logged in from to view your blog and the search terms used to find it.
It’s the last one that fascinates me. In the past month or so, I’ve been seeing the search term “neil patrick harris poem” pop up and it got me thinking two things:
- who is searching for a poem about Doogie Howser and why? and
- how come that particular search results in my blog as a viable source for that poem?
So I did what any researcher would do, I googled it myself. And this is what popped up:
Apparently, back in January I tagged a post with Harris’ name, so when people search for poems about him, my blog becomes, for all intents and Google purposes, a perfect match. Which makes it the first result. Which cracks me up.
But still doesn’t answer the question about why people are searching for poems (by? about?) him in the first place. But, hey, I’ll take it.