Not porn at all, why do you ask?

So when I realized the other day that posts on WordPress get a lot of attention based on the tags that are applied, I got as excited as a baby that has just discovered its feet. I tagged a post, “Politics,” meaning something more like “Games People Play,” rather than something like “Systems Governing Societies,” but that was enough to get me more views in a day than ever before. I also noticed that some tags are used by WordPress to populate their front page News Departments section. This is a rather clever product trick, because the posts are rarely what would qualify as “News” and yet the design clearly leads you to believe that they are. It’s a neat way to make the front page look more interesting than it is, and also to transfer some link love to loyal WP members. Win-win all around, except for some users who click through and realize that they aren’t reading any news. Or perhaps the loser also is the idea of news, because now a list of jobs available at YouTube ends up under “Business,” rather than anything interesting about failing economies or crashing stock indexes, items presumably no longer very newsworthy.

Ok, I’ll stop griping about inaccurate product lead-ons, because I have to confess that  this entire post is a lead-on in all kinds of ways, and fails rather remarkably to fulfil the promise it makes, which is that it has something to do with the topic of ‘porn.’ The reason I’ve tagged this post as ‘porn,’ and also the reason I’m liberally sprinkling it with the word ‘porn,’ is that I’m excited about an experiment in finding out what tags people click on. Apart from ‘politics,’ a post tagged ‘management’ also got a lot of attention, so it appears that some topics interest people on WP more than others. I had posts labeled ‘art’ and ‘culture’ lying around for a while, but they got precious little action.

Also, my posts have started appearing on search engine results, so I thought I’d give my appearances and my domain name a boost  by saying ‘porn’ a lot of times, because right after ‘politics,’ I know that ‘porn’ is the topic uppermost in the minds of most right-thinking folks.

All right, that’s about it. Here’s a post that’s not really about ‘porn,’ if you are disappointed, I apologize. The next time, I’ll try to throw in a dirty joke or two to satisfy those of you that are idly surfing WP tags for something salacious.

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3 Responses to “Not porn at all, why do you ask?”

  1. ClapSo Says:

    ROFL! Today, you have become a true blogger! If you really wanna go for the cheap hits, google “top search terms.” Find the google “trend report” and sprinkle those terms, names etc. into your post. No need to repeat the same one more then once, use several. 😉

    When you get bored with that, you’ll realize you have more to say and that’s more important then hits. Saying your say is the thing that matters. This is a very funny post BTW, thanks for it.

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

  2. drunkenfilosofer Says:

    ClapSo,

    thanks for commenting and dropping by regularly. You know it means a lot to a beginner blogger to have a loyal audience. I think TechNobility also drops by once in a while, hope he finds this just as amusing. I aim to please 🙂

    Good suggestion for googling ‘top search terms.’ Of course, I won’t blog about it unless I find some interesting pattern, because you are right, I did start this blog to say my thing and not for the hits. Yet, seeing that jump made my heart skip almost as if I was in love.

    DF.

  3. ClapSo Says:

    Yeah, when we first start out we wanna see them stat graphs shoot up, but in the long run using cheap trick won’t get ya a growing blog long term.

    You write well and you have interesting things to say from a very original perspective. Concentrate on those things and the readership will come…

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

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