I was using the Google Webmaster’s tools to view the keyword results for this site, “coburn-family.net”, and saw some rather disturbing things. Below is a listing of keyword searches that people did in July (words and phrases people have typed into Google) that “coburn-family.net” appeared in as a result.
|9||2%||guy nipple piercing||26|
|7||2%||girl nipple piercing||32|
|19||1%||nipple piercing video||90|
Some of the results make sense, but others make me scratch my head. I mean, I’m fairly certain that niether “piercing” nor “orangutan” appear anywhere on the coburn-family.net domain. If you use the “site:coburn-family.net” option in Google’s own search, you certainly do not find those words. And yet, at one time we were on the second page of results for the search “orangutan nipples” and on the third page of results for “guy nipple piercing”. Yikes! I’m not sure why people are searching for orangutan nipples, but I am sure I don’t want them paging through our photo galleries.
The Internet is a very strange place, and indexing it in a coherent way is no easy task (just look at the fiasco that is cuil.com). My guess is Google is matching keywords on our site with keywords found on other sites to get some sort of meta description of what our site and others like it are about. No matter what they are doing, the way Google associates content with search terms can obviously be greatly improved.