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The weird, wonderful, and sometimes disturbing world of search strings

  1. Eric Newland profile image60
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    We've all got them, so why not share them? The sometimes unorthodox ways that people find your hubs. Non sequiturs, hits on obscure words that you didn't even know were keywords, and the always uplifting hit from people who were looking for porn and were very, very disappointed to find your hub instead.

    Give your weird search strings and a general overview of the actual topic of the hub that got the hit.


    I've done a series of reviews on the preschool shows playing on the Sprout channel, which runs an evening show hosted by a young Latino lady whose character is named Nina. Needless to say, I've gotten hits from several variations on "nina naked" from no doubt very devoted fathers.

    "dehydrated entrails" for a hub about arguing on the Internet.

    "i want to use a cucumber on my wife video" for a hub about a chain e-mail about cucumbers. yikes

    1. Greekgeek profile image97
      Greekgeekposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      These aren't all from my hubs, but I've had my eye on amusing search strings for years.

      Some of mine have included:

      where to buy pet sea slug
      how tall was medusa

      And thanks to Bing, which often passes only the first word of the query, I was proud to know that people were coming to my articles to learn


      or, more humbly,


      My hubs haven't gotten too many creative ones yet, but there's:

      does a shark have a crop
        -- on a hub titled "have crop circles jumped the shark?"

      toast your cat
      -- on a hub exploring the cat/buttered toast paradox ... eeek!

      1. Eric Newland profile image60
        Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I always figured her for a women's petite, myself.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    So far, my pi hub has had nothing untoward. It's only a matter of time though.

  3. CMHypno profile image91
    CMHypnoposted 4 years ago

    I have a somewhat tongue in cheek hub on underarm whitening (it was news to me that women did this, I never give the colour of my armpits a second thought!) and it has been a bit of an education from the keywords that come up on my GA account as to what other parts of the body, internal as well as external, that people will whiten.