Sedgehammer?

I feel the need to comment on google’s search terms again. I also feel the need for speed, but that’s a different story that we won’t talk about right now.

As some of you know from this post, WordPress allows me to track the various search terms that ‘people’ enter into search engines to get to my blog. How this all works is some sort of high-tech magic that I understand on a general concept level. A search engine posts a list of links and summaries matching certain search terms. Those links, when a ‘person’ clicks on one of them, go to the site but also carry origination information with them. That means when wordpress tracks the visit to the site, it reads the associated search terms if they are tagged on the end of the search engine site (i.e., google.com/cheese+monkey+herders, though please note this is an example only and not the way the address would actually look). Pretty cool.

What’s even cooler is that in the past three days, someone has used the term ‘sedgehammer’ to find my blog on two separate occasions. It is not the first time this has happened.  This can mean one of three things. First, my inevitable fame is growing! Not likely. Second, that the general English-writing public is losing even basic spelling abilities as we speak (aka, it’s a an herby plant, not a sledge). Third, someone has forgotten how to get to my blog again and starts typing in random things with ‘sedge’ in them. Dad – is this you?

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4 Comments

  1. Shannon said,

    February 4, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    it could be any number of people who actually know us as “Sedge” or “Sedges”. I could give you a list of these people if you wanted.

    Will you please make a definition of the word sedgehammer and send it to webster’s

  2. sedgehammer said,

    February 4, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    1 – “A lightweight hammer or mallet made from any plant of the sedge family.”
    2 – “Any Sedge family member with hammerlike qualities”

    I’ll leave the submission up to you.

  3. nathan said,

    June 30, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    SedgeHammer is a chemical used to control sedge in yards. http://www.gowanco.com/SedgeHammer/faq.aspx

  4. January 8, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Sedgie! I have found you! And all I did was type in “Sedgehammer” into Google. How awesome is that! I can’t wait to reading through your ramblings.


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