My ISP kindly provides a log of all activity on this site. Unkindly they provide it as one mammoth unformatted text file, that makes is pretty close to useless for any informative purposes.
However, I can see how people have arrived at my site either the source of the hyperlink that brought them here, or the text they entered into a search engine that recommended my site as relevant. As these misguided internauts were sent expectantly to my pages, little could they have realised that my webdom is wholly irrelevant. No can have found what they wanted, yet mysteriously some stayed a worryingly long time. Perhaps foolishly persistent that hidden away somewhere in my site was the answer to the questions that drew them here. They were wrong.
Nonetheless, to encourage more of the same, I am listing the phrases they searched for in the hope of tricking even more people back here to meet with disappointment. They are ranked in order of how amusing I find them...
fishing + soundbite
free+cock && free+coock*
squirrel + monkey
music+group && Arkana+eat+me
pictures && fear+and+loathing
paedophile && story
*Notes: 1. I have no idea who or what 'herion' is, I had merely mistypde 'heroin', It is easy to do! Whatever it is it is popular, (at least with visitors to my page! Both of them stayed for ages once they had failed to find any 'herion'.)
2. I like this spelling, though I cannot imagine what prompted it.
I can just imagine the disappointed faces of everyone who has searched the web in good faith, finding my site in the return short-list and surfing in, eagerly awaiting their tons of paedophilia, squirrel monkeys or amusing real-life stories of beer. How sad they must have been.
Now, because of this list, these words appear even more often on my pages and as time goes by more and more bewildered souls will be washed up on my shores.
<UPDATE : 02-July-99>
More hunting, less
There are plenty of interesting conclusions to be drawn from these data, (I have no doubt) I, myself, am not inclined to sketch any. Though, banally, I do not demur from stating the obvious fact that these web cartographers/lexographers (?) are thorough and relentless. It seems there is not a sparrow that falls, nor a charging cavalry that escapes their . Why are they so obsessive in
The inclusivity of their project makes it difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.
The best place to hide a needle is in a huge pile of needles, the second best place is in a haystack.