Friday, 1 February 2008

Arrived here by accident

Why are you reading this?

I don't mean to be rude, but how did you get to this site? A number of you (currently around seventy) have subscribed for updates so that every time this blog has a new post you get sent an email.

Some of you may be regulars and have the website address set as a favourite. Others may have arrived here through any one of a number of referring sites that advertise this blog. A few of you may have seen the blog address in a newspaper, magazine or football programme.

But what I want to share with you for this post - which has to be a curtailed version of my normal Friday post as I am away for the weekend - is how some people obviously arrive here by total accident.

I know some of you find this blog by typing in "Wick to Wembley" in Google or any other search engine. Typing in "Road to Wembley" will also do the trick. As will "FA Cup blog".

However, take a look at these. The following are some of my favourite Google search requests that have been entered that have led people to this blog. I have not made any of these up and they are repeated here, word for word:

"cheese and onion pasty"
Ah yes, the big debate down at Dartford.

"nice little club Wolves"
Not sure if fans from Molineux would agree with this description.

"2 words connect Bank of England and Juventus F.C."
What? Nope, sorry, I can't think of two words...

"Alex Wicks Peterborough"
Who is Alex Wicks? Does he really live in Peterborough? I know an Alex Wicks from Aberdeen if that helps.

"banana health club in Eastbourne"
A health club for bananas? Or bananas used to improve your health? I need to know.

"can I get a train straight from Sittingbourne to Wembley"
An extremely optimistic Sittingbourne fan from the early rounds of the cup?

Good grief! This person needs some medical attention! Quick, call an ambulance!

"masseuse Dartford"
Steady! I really hope he found what he was looking for.

"ikea Dartford"
And then a bit of furniture shopping afterwards?

"panel beater adverts job from Wigan"
How on earth did my site came up in the results for this one? It beats me.

"Wembley electric beds"
Electric beds? Electric blanket? Electric chair? Shocking.

"worst footballer Rick Holden"
Was the ex-Oldham and Manchester City midfielder really that bad?

"10 year old chicken match egg game"
Sounds awfully cruel for the Chicken.

"what times Eastenders on tonight"
Sorry, can't help with that one. You don't know how pleased I am to be able to say that.

So there you have it, a small selection of over seven hundred different search phrases that have resulted in people landing on this blog site. Many no doubt have genuinely been trying to find the site, but as you can see from the above, some really have arrived here by accident.

1 comment:

John Lovell said...

Andy, best of luck. I did the journey last year and had a fantastic time - even got on 606 a few times. I'm doing the same with the FA Trophy this year. I'll give you a link to my blogs if you like. Cheers, john