Among the absolute bonanza of detailed statistics WordPress offers up on my blog, are a list of search terms which people are using when they stumble across one of my blogposts, as shown here in a screen capture of today’s stats:
So tonight (because it’s 8:30 p.m. and I am tired and cranky and it’s -25°C outside and I OBVIOUSLY have nothing better to do with my time), I have decided to share with you what people have been searching for when they visit the RyanSchultz.com blog over the past three and a half years. Think of it as a glimpse into the zeitgeist of my readers, or visitors, or whatever you like to call yourselves…so, let’s dive in, shall we?
Top of the list is a bit of a surprise to me: a search for “amazon”. Now, I have absolutely no idea why people searching for Amazon land up on my blog, but yes, they do! (Perhaps I should consider setting up a sales affiliate link of some kind.)
Next up is certainly zero surprise to me: people searching for “vrchat sex” and all its variations. This is not a surprise, since my perennially-popular blogpost about adult content in VRChat is now the top Google search result when you search on “vrchat adult”. (Now, if I could just get off my raggedy ass and add some targeted advertising to that particular blogpost, I could probably rake in a few more pennies…aah, but I disgress.) Search terms related to “vrchat sex” include:
- “vrchat nsfw avatar worlds” (even though I don’t link to any!)
- “vrchat nsfw”
- “vr chat sex”
- “adult vr chat”
- “vrchat adult”
- “nsfw vrchat”
- “vrchat nude”
- “vr chat nude”
- “vr chat nudity”
- “18+ vrchat worlds”
- etc. etc. etc.
I mean, people, come on, already…do you really expect to find not-safe-for-work content in VRChat with a Google search?!??
Number three is also a bit of a surprise: “livcloser”. The last time I checked, LivCloser was a virtual world still very much in the alpha stage of development, if it still exists at all (here’s a link to all my blogposts about it), and I haven’t even visited it since April of 2018. It turns out that, in some cases, blogposts I wrote about some of the more obscure virtual worlds I have visited end up rather high in the results of Google, Bing, and other search engines; who knew?
Much like LivCloser, among the other little-known-about platforms which show up in the search terms people use to land up at my blog are:
- InWorldz and its short-lived successor, Islandz (because I had written at length about the final, unexpected, dramatic shutdown of the OpenSim-based virtual world, and its attempts to resurrect itself);
- 3DX Chat (an adult virtual world)
- Utherverse (another adult virtual world…seeing a trend here in what people are actively searching for? 😉 )
- Avakin Life
- Twinity (THIS old chestnut? Really?!??)
Next up is something which I did very much expect to find: “second Life freebies”, as well as related search terms about my extensive and popular coverage of steals, deals, and freebies in Second Life. I note with no lack of amusement that one intrepid searcher actually entered “ryan schultz’s 2 blog posts packed with info on the free or cheap mesh bodies/heads” into a search engine no less than 17 times, with the exact same wording every time! (It’s a newgfangled browser feature called a BOOKMARK, sweetheart…look into it. 😉 and, if you are interested, you can always find my constantly-updated compilations of free mesh heads and bodies for Second Life avatars here: male and female.)
Among the rest of the (sometimes mystifying) more popular search terms people have used are:
- “sars covid2” (perhaps not such a surprise)
- “ninja suits”
- “second life name change 2020” (again, not a surprise, as my step-by-step guide to changing your avatar name in SL is pretty popular)
- “sansar user statistics”
- “open world non combat games” (referring to this list, no doubt)
- “genus project dmca” (about the whole Genus Project mesh heads DMCA saga)
- “how to remove a default head in second life” 😉
- “free second life female vagina” (a topic about which, I do hasten to assure you, I have written ABSOLUTELY NOTHING)
- “10 reasons why you should quit social media”
- “second life millionaires”
I hope that you found this deep dive into my WordPress stats enlightening (or at least, entertaining)!