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The Internet is made of cats.

Updated on May 21, 2011

I was wasting time looking for strange google searches today. When I typed in "The Internet" my auto complete showed "The Internet is made of cats"

I was fascinated by this, as I would not have thought people would put "the internet is made of cats" in as a search term! I was so wrong. There are pages of results, with over 39 million searches!

All these pages point to a YouTube video song "The internet is made of cats," which I attempted to watch. It had some cute cat photos in the video, and the song is in tune. The lyrics are so pathetic that I assume they were written by a cat.

My question is, how in hell does that work? Why so many links to such a boring and dumb search? Is You Tube that powerful? Are Google algorithms as useless as tits on a bull? Is the Internet really made of cats?

Champagne Charlie and  Misty.
Champagne Charlie and Misty.

After seeing this search, I am almost ready to believe in fairies at the bottom of the garden, religion and live garden gnomes. I obviously don't get it with people and have no idea what they use the vast internet resources to search for.

I do know one thing. If you can't get your title to work, just add a string of nonsense to it and it becomes a long-tail keyword and presto! Hits! If anyone really enjoys the video and song, I apologize for not seeing the fascination with it.

I love cats, I have two cats in the room. One menacing my granddaughter for her breakfast, the other one monstering the dog because he is bored, and the bird is too vicious to annoy safely.

If I ever discover a keyword as powerful as "The internet is made of cats," and can tie a market to it, I will retire and move to the Bahamas. In the meantime, I think the Internet is a very strange place, and may indeed be made of cats.

I am forever chasing keywords, and so for me it's all about what google turns up in it's searches that I can then use to find my articles, or which keywords to write my articles around, so from now on all my articles may be on cats, and how they are what the Internet is made of.

As it is,  something as innane as this getting over 39 thousand searches is mind boggling.

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    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      You have conclusively proven that a good title will attract readers. I only opened this article after I was captured by the title. Let us know how this one works for you.

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Boy you are fast nicomp! Keep an eye on it, or get your cat to. It will be interesting. I doubt it will get as many hits as my old "Bottoms and hits" hub title though.

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      Susan Keeping 6 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      I was expecting cat pictures and videos...talk about misrepresentation...

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I forgot to put the link in UW, sorry bout that, I will do the necessary.

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      telltale 6 years ago

      The Internet can be considered a strange place to go to, if one is not a regular user. Searches via Google can even be more weird, sometimes. I did the same search, and I managed to get 39 million in 0.11 seconds - weird... So, I did a search of "The Internet is made of Dogs", but found no such title, leads me to wonder.. "Why Cats??" :)

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Why cats indeed telltale! I wonder if one were to do a lousy song and a video with a few dog pics in it. would it be linked to from all over the planet?

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      Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

      Haha...you can be assured of posterity on the Internet with this hub! And by the way, the Internet is indeed made of cats - haven't you noticed us felines on Hub Pages?! :D

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      Denizee 6 years ago

      I've been dismayed as well while searching the internet and finding links to links to links and never finding what I entered in to the search engine. You may find relief by going on the famous song website and looking for Talking Tom - now that's a cat...Great Hub!

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Feline Prophet, nobody could miss the puddytats on hubpages. I think you are the best though!

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Denizee, I don't think they have much of a handle on it. I am already on page two of Google for the search term. That's 12th out of 93 million and in only 20 minutes since google discovered it.

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      Denizee 6 years ago

      Oh you have to see Talking Tom, he's worth the laughs.

      Youtube - Talking Tom - popular little animated guy.

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I'll take a look Denizee.

      OK Denize, I took a look. It's not as lame as this hub.

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      diogenes 6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Hilarious...I think your hub will get some of the fame of the search item it showcases (It wasn't you, was it!?) What's in the cage, a Rhea?

      PS If I find myself repeating that cat jingle all day, you are going to be excommunicated! Up and funny...Bob

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Hi Bob, I don't know who created the song and video, but it is very average. Which is why I have trouble with the idea that google gives it such prominence.

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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Very funny hub. I've given up on understanding how the Google searches actually work. I agree with you in that you have to add multiple search words to get even a glimmer of what you are actually looking for.

      The ho-hum song left me even more perplexed. I mean, "who am us anyway"?

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      Peter Owen 6 years ago from West Hempstead, NY

      I agree you get the craziest results insearching one of two words. That's what makes getting good placement so hard - the enless keyword search. I still don't understand it. My best hub, in my mind, took 4 hours to write, and 2 days of keeyword searching, linking, putting out on various posting sites I use - result 40 page views. Then I write an article on my dog for fun and rest, no keywords, no SEO, and I get 300 hits. Go figure.

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      sincerely25 6 years ago from United States

      Your title is truly an attention-getter. Your graphics are really neat; this is a great hub.

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Thanks for looking in Genna, I thought the song was horrid and boring as watching grass grow, the cat pics were cute, but 39 million? Crazy!!!!

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      Stan Fletcher 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

      NiComp probably didn't even read your hub. He just likes to be the first commenter. His mom limits his computer time I think. (That was a dig for him. Hopefully he's reading.)

      I agree with your thesis. I'm constantly amazed at how many hits some of the inane viral videos get. I was in the book store the other day and saw a book in the humor section that lists thousands of hilarious Google searches. Apparently the human race has a lot of time on it's hands....

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Hi Peter, I wrote a hub some time back with nothing that made any sense in the body of the text, but a url title "Bottoms & Hits"

      As soon as I changed the title to "bums & tits" it took off like a rocket, even with a different url to the title.

      There were no other keywords yet it got me lots of hits from blokes trying to see women's bits!

      No money or credo in it for me so I took it down at hubpages request so that I did not break adsense toss.

      The hub, like this one was a bit experimental.

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Thank you sincerely25.

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Stan, I wonder about people sometimes, maybe they do have a lot of time on their hands, but I think a lot of them are just plain nuts!

      Nicomp got the idea pretty quick as to what I am up to here.

      He answered so fast I thought he must have been under my office desk when I hit the publish button.

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      Stan Fletcher 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Did you look under your desk? He probably wants you to ask him to stay for dinner....

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      Peter 6 years ago from Australia

      It is amazing what a great 'long tail' will get you. Even if you are a cat :-)

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Funny agvulpes, and true as well. I remember the con-men who were convincing people they could get the front page of google for them, then proved it by showing first place for a keyword like Earnestster or some other meaningless word which no one will search for.

      I am totally blown away by "The Internet is made of cats" having 39 million searches, when as someone pointed out, "The Internet is made of dogs" gets nothing!

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      Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia

      "tits on a bull" ....I love it. I note you are now on page four of google search. I hope your cat hub keeps climbing.

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Glad you liked it Peter, and thanks.

      I was in position 12 page two yesterday for the long tail.

      It has been interesting to see how many hits it got from Google.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      There you are another 39 million comments lol

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Thanks Hello, hello. I may spend the rest of my life writing about cat food!

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      There are strange things a foot, or a paw. Ernst, what a cat-astrophe.

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I'm not sure what the cat alyst was for the hits Keith.

      Nobody told me there'd be days like these. Strange days indeed. Most peculiar Momma!

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      Cathyrin 6 years ago from Philippines

      I wonder if where are the rats now, eh? No wonder we seldom see cute photos of rats in the internet. :)

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      Sherri 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Super funny read. I've had my eyes glued to HP for too long today, and this is the first Hub that made me laugh out loud. Now I'm energized again. It doesn't surprise me one bit that the Internet is made of cats. That's as good an explanation as any. Love your plan for going forward...Hubs on cats and what the Internet is made of. Excellent!

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      thanks Sally, I had always suspected there were animals involved in the internet since I found our parrot typing away at my keyboard.

      Both our cats are computer illiterate unfortunately!

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      dingdong 6 years ago from South India

      Oh that's really funny and even this hub must have had as many hits.. Heheh!!!

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I wish dingdong, so far only you and I have visited it!

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Seriously, I have had a heap of hits on here as you can see by the many comments.

      Google algorithms are not very discerning, but how do you teach an algorithm good taste?

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      Randy Godwin 6 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Wow! Congrats on your 100 profile score, Earnest! And the hub, of course! Up and away!

      Randy

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Thanks Randy! I hope the weather is kind where you are.

      It's crazy here!

      I have been up around 100 a bit lately for some reason, it seems to actually relate to the number of hits this time.

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      NoMercyNY 6 years ago from New York

      Great Hub. Enjoyed Reading. Caused me to giggle to myself like an agitated school-girl. lol

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      Randy Godwin 6 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Perfect here, in the 70's. Been burning tracts of timberland the last few days. When's your ban up?

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Nice to hear Randy, my ban is up in two weeks.

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      DIYweddingplanner 6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Is this anything like "Cats Have Asperger's"? Very smart idea for hubs...think I'll do one on the Bernie Dance!

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      autofreaks 6 years ago

      Thanks earnesthub for sharing, It's an eye opening experience...

      From now on, When I come across a cat on the street, I'll never underestimate him/her anymore... Especially when I encounter a pack of them... :)

      Nice hub anyway... :)

      http://hubpages.com/@wizetech

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Thank you autofreaks. The two cats we have are def in on some new plot. Something about a google slap I heard.

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      Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

      Nice hub which i enjoyed a lot.

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      earnestshub 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Thank you Sun-Girl, glad you enjoyed it.

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