Anatomy of Search Results 3

Published on 2 February 2004 in , , , ,

It’s been 6 weeks or so since the last Anatomy of Search Results but they keep pouring in and confusing me. Except for the one from the very beginning of January which was just shag. That just scared me.

It’s interesting to see what people search for – digital set top boxes, Doc Martens (I have a lot of emails from people who can’t find them although a quick search on the interweb suggests Cloggs might be worth a try – they seem at least the classic styles), the chip vending machine and for some unknown reason, train time tables for London to Manchester…

The last one on that list is the most worrying. I simply don’t get why this site is getting these results. There are no train times on this site. It’s not even somewhere where you’d think there are. All I can say is that if it doesn’t stop, I’m going to change the search engine to put up a big message that says "Sod off and stop searching for things that blatantly aren’t here".