Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Is there a Wednesday fetish I don't know about?

Easton, Pennsylvania; Austin, Texas (twice); Cortlandt Manor, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Melbourne, Australia; unidentified city in Mexico; Ankara, Turkey; Denver, Colorado; Jamaica, New York; Toronto, Ontario; Jensen Beach, Florida; Budapest, Hungary; Flagstaff, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Topeka, Kansas; San Diego, California; York, Pennsylvania; Karlsruhe, Germany; Brampton, Ontario; Evreux, France; Richmond, Virginia; Boynton Beach, Florida...

What do all of these cities have in common?

Over the last few days, someone from each of those cities came to my blog through a Google search that landed them on this page. And, since the search term was either Wednesday or Wednesday Addams, they were either looking for this:



Or this:

I don't know which is more disturbing.

In the past week or so, my traffic has doubled, and most of the increase is looking for Wednesday. Is there some kind of pop-culture significance I'm missing here, or is it a coincidence that such a geographically diverse group of people just want to look at pictures of either a slutty Halloween costume or a seven-year-old girl?

Any thoughts?

8 comments:

  1. I'm thinking people wanted to dress up as Wednesday Addams for Halloween.

    - Jazz

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  2. My most-popular blog post of all time is one in which I describe my girls' Hermione Granger and Smurfette costumes from two years ago. The hits start increasing in late August and reach their peak the week before Halloween. I suspect that your Wednesday post is getting the same kinds of hits.

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  3. Jazz and Jen - Yes, I did think of that, but what I didn't put in the blog was that those pictures *consistently* show up in my stats, and year round, that post is the third most common path to my blog, after 'how to remove a squirrel from your fireplace' and 'lego table'. I can see how the September/October hits might indicate possible costume searches. But the ones in Feb. and March?

    And also, wouldn't you expect the hits to be on the actual costume sites? I may be looking for conspiracies where none exist, but it still seems strange to me.

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  4. at least they weren't searching for slutty halloween and came to you! And as someone who works with internet sites, I am guessing the original sites have changed their url, such as filed the outfits under slutty then moved them to tarty, thus making your post a more logical search for the spiders.

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  5. Wednesday Adams... eh?

    Hmmm... fetishist much.

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  6. What about people who want to remove a squirrel from Wednesday Addams on a lego table?

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  7. Nat - it's just weird.

    Allison - Now *that* I'd pay to see.

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