You know how when you have a website you can check the stats and see the source of your page views? Whether it's from keyword searches, links from other websites, etc? I check my stats occasionally and it always stood out to me that the most popular keyword search was "Ugly Runner." I had written a blog post a couple years ago about how I thought I had an ugly stride and I figured that's probably where it came from.
For some reason last night I decided to Google "Ugly Runner" and see just where I fell in the search results order.
Nowhere to be found in the search results. Hmmm...interesting. Where are people seeing my blog?
I click on Images.
|I'm going to pretend it doesn't say "related searches: fat runner" right above the images|
I am the first image.
THE FIRST IMAGE.
I'm an ugly runner? Well, damn.
So I go back and I actually read the blog post. I had captioned the picture "Ugly" because it showed an ugly stride. It was followed by a picture with a much prettier stride (from that same race, which was a marathon by the way). I changed the caption to "not so pretty." And then noticed further down I actually wrote the words "ugly runner."
Well, so much for trying to get myself off the search results. I gave up.
It's kind of like I'm a celebrity now. Seriously, how many of you can say you're the very first image in a random Google search.
I'm giving out autographs.