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Oh Google! How Did You Find Me?

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GoogleMapsStreetViewCanadianBlogHouseThe Google Maps Street View Car Visited Ottawa – Summer 2012

Following up on my “What Is A Blogger” post from yesterday, one of the things Bloggers check daily is their website analytics.  Website analytics help Bloggers to understand things like:

  • how many people are visiting our website
  • how many of those people are new visitors vs. repeat visitors
  • how long they stay on our website
  • how many pages they view while visting our website
  • how people found  our website

My fave stat? That would be the one that tells me how people found Canadian Blog House.

There are lots of ways that people can find a website.  Maybe you heard about it from a friend or family member.  Maybe you read about it in a magazine or newspaper.  Maybe you clicked on an advertisement on a website that led you to another website.

If you are like me, you often use Google to find what you are looking for.  Sometimes when you “Google it”, you are led right to the information/website you are looking for.  Other times Google will lead you to some unexpected place where you find a website you didn’t even know existed.

Looking at my Canadian Blog House analytics lately, I’ve seen some pretty funny/weird things people have Googled to find Canadian Blog House.  Here are my favourites:


10. Shoppers Drug Mart Milk Delivery Service (WHAT?? Shoppers Drug Mart has a milk delivery service? Sign me up!)

9. Poisonous Rocks Minerals (um…are there really such things? lol)

8. Are Those Pants That Fold Over Your Waist Really Suppose To Help You Lose Weight? (looking for Zaggora Hot Pants I guess?)

7. Double Smoked Screech (Wowee! Never heard of “double smoked” screech…but it sure sounds good! Hope the visitor wasn’t disappointed when they clicked on Canadian Blog House, lol)

6. Canada Myrtle Beach Celebration (um…I know a lot of Canadians visit Myrtle Beach but, what has this got to do with Canadian Blog House? lol)

5. Pictures Of Life Clothing For Men (does anyone want to explain what “life clothing” for men is?)

4. The Trews Gym Playlist (Hey…I like The Trews so this one is pretty cool!)

3. How To Do A Collage Of A Curled Up Snake (this leads me to question…who actually makes collages of such a thing? lol)

2. Zaggora Makes My Ass Hot (Sorry for using a naughty word but…really? Someone Googled THAT and found me? hehehe)

And my Number 1 favourite Google Search so far?…

1. Why Still Company Don’t Find More Customers Of Biodegradable Computers? (I don’t know the answer…but I want one of those  “biodegradable computers” LOL)


Disclosure:  Canadian Blog House did not receive compensation for this post.  All opinions are my own. 


  1. August 14, 2013

    Amy Heffernan


    • August 14, 2013


      It is neat to read how people searched Google and found this site. Most of the time the searches are “normal” but then sometimes you get ones like I have in my list and you just have to laugh 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting, Amy!!

  2. August 14, 2013


    That’s so funny! Great article Sandy 🙂

    • August 14, 2013


      Makes me chuckle every time I read those, Dawn 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting!!

    • August 14, 2013


      Thanks Christine!! I bet you’ve seen some pretty good ones yourself 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting!

  3. August 14, 2013

    Kat at Mommy Kat and Kids

    LOL! What a great post! People sure search some crazy things! I think my personal favourite is the Collage of a Curled Up Snake one. Very odd indeed!

    • August 14, 2013


      Thanks Kat!! They sure do, eh? I like the snake one too 🙂 It’s funny…but no matter how weird or funny the search is, you can still figure out which blog post they looked at. Thanks for reading and commenting Kat!!

  4. August 14, 2013


    GREAT post! I love that google maps car!!!

    • August 14, 2013


      Hehehe! I know, eh Jenn? I was eating lunch and spotted it in the parking lot and just had to run out and take a picture 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting!!

    • August 14, 2013


      You are so right, Randa…and it brings the most searches by far! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  5. August 14, 2013

    Erin @ Life's Little Detours

    It always makes me LOL when I check what people are searching for to find my blog. After reading yours today I went back to check… “very fat girl” was at the top of the list. And now, I’m sad. And offended. And determined to be “very fit girl” on the search engines!! 🙂

    • August 14, 2013


      Hats off to you, Erin! I think that tops mine, LOL!!! I wouldn’t know whether to laugh, cry or be offended. Too funny!! May you be showing up as “very fit girl” by next month! Thanks for reading and commenting!!

  6. August 14, 2013

    Lyne Proulx

    Great post and the Google car was in my neighborhood too! Very cool! Some of OMC Google searches are odd too lol!

    • August 15, 2013


      Thanks Lyne!! Lol…hope you weren’t doing anything you shouldn’t be doing when the Google car passed by 😉 Yes, I bet your site gets some pretty good “searches” also. Thanks for reading and commenting!!

  7. August 14, 2013


    I had to come back to this post and leave another comment. Sometimes the things that come up on my analytic searches make me laugh. Or they’re dead on with things like “t25+review+bewitchin+kitchen”. Are those bots or is that an actual search?

    • August 15, 2013


      I’ve wondered that too, Randa (if those are bots). Seems too “exact” to be a person searching. I bet you are right. Yes, I’m sure you get some good ones too 🙂 Thanks for coming back to comment!

  8. October 31, 2013


    I have an answer for #10! I don’t think they still do it, but definitely within the last ten years, shoppers would deliver anything and everything from their store. You could phone them, give them a list, and they would deliver for free. I’m pretty sure I even used the service once when I was really sick, and ordered some over the counter meds and ginger ale, (and maybe even some milk!)

    • October 31, 2013


      Wow, Cindy! I had no idea! Very cool! I wish they still had that service. I could have used that a time or two. Thanks so much for stopping by to comment, I’m so happy you did! I learned something new today 🙂

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