This list might be extremely biased, ill-informed, and/or completely
irrational. But it's more fun that way.
Old Lists: 1998-99
| 1999-2000 | 2000-2001
20 , 2003
Search Terms On XCSkiRacer.com
it has been around for so long, this site gets quite a bit of traffic
from search engines. I recently sat down and poured over the site
logs to see what kind of things people were searching for when they
visited my site. The results were quite funny
Nudes - this was, by far the most popular search. Searches
by people looking for the Canadian women's XC team's 2001 calendar
took seven of the top 10 spots in the search rankings! They accounted
for about 35% of all searches that ended up on this site. The
people landing on my site should be thankful they did not find
any nude pictures.
- A distant second with about 5% of the searches. Imagine people's
confusion when they are looking for a 1040 Schedule A Form and
they end up on a page talking about Chipwiches and rollerskis!
- Race Videos - About 3% of the searches.
Dammit, if only we had sold Nordic Nude videos, we could have
made a killing.
- Cory Smith - Yes, on my own website, I
only account for 1% of searches, way behind the IRS and Naked
women. I need a boost in the ratings. Maybe I should take off
my clothes and offer tax advice.
- I feel bad for people looking for rollerski advice who end up
reading about the International Rollerski Series. That can't be
good for the sport.
A few more gems further down the list:
#10 How to organize a race
#11 Val Cartier - I hope people who are looking for #10 don't
end up on #11! (that's my last dig on VC, I promise... for now)
#12 Tav Streit - Way to go Tav!
#16 2002 Olympics - this just in, Tav is more popular than
#25 Cross Country Skiing - my marketing must not be very
well targeted if this one is this low.
#26 Lake Havasu Spring break pictures - sorry those pictures
will never see the light of day.
And a few at the bottom of the list: 'celine dion payday', 'women
with hairy stomachs' (I promise I did not make any of these up),
'vh1 greatest hair bands of alltime'
5 Reasons Its OK To Have No Snow In Alaska In February
I didn't buy studded tires for my truck like everyone else in
the only time of year you can go running and not worry about
confronting a bear.
you know that it is going to snow in May.
days are getting longer, so we don't need the white snow to
brighten up the dark winter days anymore.
if we had snow, I'd never get any work done.
5 Signs That My Website Has Been Neglected
I type "xcski" into my browser's address bar, the
first site that pops up is www.xcskiworld.com, not xcskiracer.com
of the links and images were broken, and no one even bothered
to tell me.
to the site, it took me for months to travel to Alaska. What,
was I walking the whole way?
The Picture of the Day was of me kayaking. In May.
still had Nordic Equipment listed as a sponsor.