One of my favourite pastimes is checking out the weird search terms that has people land on my blog. Sure, some are useful, normal type ones {Suger, Salad Dressing, Thai Curry} but some just leave me shaking my head. Or worse, feeling a little sick in the stomach. Eeeek. Some beauties that have crossed my screen include;

  • nude pics melissa
  • is acid washing a car bad for it
  • wife playing with husbads winky
  • will the couch to 5km give me thinner/fitter/more toned/slimmer legs
  • toned runners legs
  • plus size ladies who love stuff
  • nerd glasses with blue eyes

Do you know how to check this stuff out? It’s in wherever you monitor you stats; Blogger stats, WP stats, Google Analytics. But here’s a quick how to guide to make them easy to find.


  1. Go to Stats using the drop down list next to your blogs name
  2. When the page loads select traffic sources from the menu {under stats}
  3. Scroll down the page, under the referring sites etc and there it is. Search Keyword.

WordPress Stats {I use the Jetpack Plugin};

  1. Go to your stats page
  2. Look for Search Engine Terms
  3. The top few selections will be there, click on summaries to see them all.

Google Analytics;

  1. Log into your Analytics account
  2. Go to the standard reporting section {yours may appear, because I have a few sites linked, I have to click into the blog to get here}
  3. Go to Traffic Source
  4. Keyword should appear below the graph, if it doesn’t click on the word {left of the main content screen but not on the menu} to select it
  5. You can see View Full Report to see them ALL {that’s where the gold is}

So there you go. If you have a stats program in place you know what words people are searching to get to you. Any other questions, just leave them below. Ill do a follow up post if needed. but now the fun bit!

Go, check out your keywords and come back here and share the funniest, strangest or most puzzling one you found.

  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style

    I love checking these out. I had nude blue man? Seriously WT?? Unless it was because of that time I painted my nude husband blue, photographed him, blogged and tagged him? Rachel x

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Me too. 

      Baaahaha. That could be it. Probably. Let’s face it. 😉

  • Where do I start?!  It is very ick to me that I get a lot of “nude woman ironing”…

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Yeah, but what do the SEARCH for… Oh wait. 😛 

  • rinniez13

    – strippers.
    – the biggest nutella.
    – female college toga bed sheet

    and theres been heaps of other random and weird ones in there too.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Haha. They are some rippers. For sure.

  • Sarah

    I don’t really get any weird ones. Probably the strangest is ‘christina aguliara dripping liquid down leg’. I know the picture and her fake tan was dripping at Etta James’ funeral but I never talked about it on my blog!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Yes, I remember seeing that photo too. Weird that someone would go looking for it when it seems like it was everywhere. And of course that it wasn’t on your blog. Search keywords are WEIRD. 

  • Kate Stanton

    Girls first birthday party ideas. Really? 

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Seriously! Wrong place. For sure. 

  • I’ve never known how to find the keywords. Now that I do, I’ll have to check it out.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Let me know what you find. Nothing toooooo weird I hope. Ok, a little weird. We’d take a little weird. 

  • Suzie from ClimbingOut.Me

    Thanks heaps! Okay, one post so it’s not like anyone would have found me even by chance yet but I know one day I’m gonna wanna know this LOL

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Well, enjoying watching them come in when they do. Provides plenty of entertainment around here. 

  • Suzie from ClimbingOut.Me


    • Melissa Walker Horn

      They’ll come. 

  • HumbirdsSong

    Mine have been pretty tame, but the ones like ‘pyjama squirrel’ weird me out. What IS a pyjama squirrel? Do I really want to know? 

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      I’m guessing probably not. Hmmm. I’m not even game to Google it. Once you see something, you can’t unsee it, you know? 

  • None!!! Maybe because my blog is  new! Or maybe because I’m not blogging diverse topics/… hmm…

    Laughing over some of these searches though!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      It’ll be the newness. Soon enough. But yes, join in the laughter until your time comes. 😉

  • “treatment junk food addiction”
    “middle aged body transformation”

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Are either applicable Greg? You didn’t leave a blog link. But they are specific, I’ll give it that. Haha.

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  • I love it when the crazy ones come up – just checked mine and they’re all pretty normal at the moment! Disappointed!!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Me too! It’s like a past time for me. No weird ones has to be a good thing though, right!? Haha.

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