I wanted to post a little off-topic today and let you all into a funny trend I have been seeing in my blog stats. Back on April 29, 2008 I posted an entry talking about how I was back here and ready to blog after moving to a new place. I used a picture of Mr. Kotter because I thought it was funny. Well apparently there’s A LOT of people who search for Mr. Kotter and come here!
Since that initial post four months ago, I have had over 117 people drop in here at Copious Notes using the term “Welcome Back Kotter”! That’s a lot of unintended visitors! I can only hope that some of them are writers and are interested in this blog for what it is really about.
What I find more interesting is that shortly before that post, I posted an experimental entry where I wrote a few adult-themed sentences to see if it would generate interesting search results for people coming here. Well from my same stats page, the official score is:
Kotter 117, Sex 0.
Go figure! Horshack is just more popular than people doing the nasty. 🙂
“Kotter 117, Sex 0.”
That makes complete sense. Sex is a competitive keyword and as such your blog is low on the search engine radar. Kotter on the other hand is not competitive. Making it easier for your blog to come up in searches.
But if it were “sex” AND “Mr. Kotter” you’d probably have thousands.
I was just reading Dennis Palumbo’s blog before I came here. He was a writer for Welcome Back, Kotter.
I wonder how much of his traffic you are borrowing. : )
The Writer’s Comfy Corner
How stinkin’ funny! 😀
Aura- Thanks for the heads up! I didn’t think of that.
Wendy- I agree! Mr. Kotter was quite the looker! hehe
Melody- That is too funny. I think I’m now in direct competition with Dennis!
Janna- I agree. 🙂
Kotter was a great show…I’m glad people are googling it 😉