Search terms roundup

Apr 29, 2008 by Jared Smith

Although there doesn’t appear to be much here on this site, gets around 250,000 page views per month. A vast majority of the traffic comes from search engines, so I checked my site statistics to find what people are searching for. Here’s a small sampling of what people searched for before coming to this site. Some search phrases are very apparent and same make you wonder.

747 manual

Several years ago I wrote a tutorial for a Boeing 747 add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This page is the #1 Google search result for “747 manual” and near the top for most searches about the Boeing 747. While the tutorial is intended for the simulator, it is accurate enough to be useful in real life. I hadn’t thought about this before until I found people searching for things like “instructions on how to fly a real boeing 747-400”. I hope I’m not on some FBI watchlist or something.

astrophotography gallery

While I think my gallery is rather meager, it is the #2 result for these search terms and gets a lot of traffic.

mark martin pit crew

They do move a bit faster than the old man does.

child pornography

This one got my attention. Then I realized how this search phrase pointed to my site. 15 people came to that page after searching for “child pornography”. Scary!!!

Chris Farly baby

Here he she is.

orbital operations

Another highly visited page and another #1 Google result for yet another tutorial I wrote. This one is for a very cool spacecraft simulator. If you ever wanted to learn about orbital mechanics (the science of getting around in space) or find yourself needing to dock with the International Space Station, this is the place to start.

vatsim tracker

I wrote some web applications for pilots (of both real and simulated aircraft) that are very popular. The most popular one allows you to view all online pilots for VATSIM, a popular flight simulation environment, in Google Earth. If you have Google Earth, you can check it out. Each of the planes represents a real human that is flying in this simulated world in real time.

life alert humor

I’m glad I’m not the only one that thought it was funny.

smith family reunion

Sorry, but I’d venture a guess that we’re not the Smith’s you’re looking for.

pictures of my hot wife

Can’t help you there, but I do have pics of MY hot wife.

why do nice people annoy me

I’m not sure, but I can tell you why they annoy me. (#1 in Google for this one too!)

jamie lee jones

This is my worst nightmare – the offspring of Jamie Lee Curtis and Catherine Zeta Jones – the two most annoying people on the planet.

hack to get free airtime

It’s illegal, but here’s a good place to start.

why be a nascar fan

Why not?

crazy cake

Here’s one.

are race car drivers stronger than football players

With or without their cars?

ralphie i can t put my arms down!

Then how are you typing that overly long search phrase???

wayne smith on christian websites

Dad? You been chatting with those Lutheran’s again?

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