The true sad reason for the internet

I've had a project on recently that required some search engine optimisation (SEO) and as a result have subscribed to Wordtracker to help speed up the process of finding out what keywords they should be putting into their content.

It's not exactly the most exciting (or exact) job, and worse still I noticed that Wordtracker offers a count of the top 1000 words, either in the past 3 months, or on a more short term view.

For your viewing (dis)pleasure, I have included the 3 month view here. What is the internet for? Porn.

Here are the top 1000 keywords for Thu 05 April – 16:02:04 pm taken from a total of 343,138,930 searches for the last 90 days.

The count column gives the total number of times a search term has appeared in our database.

These are the keywords and keyphrases that stick around, month to month, year to year. E.g. pokemon, mp3, chat.

Nos Keyword Count
1 porn 261330
2 pussy 224398
3 myspace 216097
4 sex 214595
5 google 196944
6 boobs 164739
7 ebay 158129
8 hentai 154586
9 myspace.com 146174
10 yahoo 144591
11 games play 133581
12 paris hilton 119536
13 free porn 108393
14 britney spears 108114
15 milf 104798
16 89.com 104535
17 tits 97724
18 game cheats for ps2 96486
19 akon 90437
20 yahoo.com 89188
21 girls 88597

As a closing note, I found myself instantly disregarding the deluge of people search for porn, and was more fascinated by the fact that people search for "myspace.com" and "yahoo.com" (later on in the results there are people searching for "www.google.com").

Does this really mean that 146,000 people in the last 3 months wanted to check out myspace.com and searched for it instead of just going to it?

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Comments

  • I've seen my dad mistakenly type in a url into a search bar on his homepage. I imagine thats where the "myspace.com" and "yahoo.com" results come from. As for the porn stuff, I'm not surprised. It's the most basic human instinct to be driven by sexual urges, which makes for a huge industry around that.

  • Aye, I've nearly typed url's into the search bar myself on occassion, but those numbers seem so high for mistaken typing. Maybe not though!The porn stuff, well it's been the only consistent earner, as far as an industry goes, on the internet. Apparently. That and gambling of course.Still saddens me though that there isn't something a little more cerebral happening on a wider scale.