Saturday, March 11, 2006

not really the same thing but it is in the same ballpark

I was pretty surprised when Brownfemipower and other women of color bloggers were alluding to the fact that for some reason their blogs seemed to come up in searches for internet pornography (See A Radical Woman of Color Perspective). In the case of Planet Grenada, I use site meter and webstats4u.com to keep track of hits and in general I would say that visitors are getting what they came for. (Only occasionally, some people are looking for specific information related to the island nation of Grenada).

But what surprised me recently is that yesterday, I received the greatest daily number of hits EVER on Planet Grenada (413 page views) but the overwhelming number of them were from people searching for info on wafah dufour (Bin Laden's niece who posed half-nekkid... yes nekkid... in GQ and is trying to have a music career). Since I actually have a brief blog entry on her it is not as inappropriate as what is going on with the abovementioned radical women of color bloggers, but still, I would never have expected (or hoped) that this would be my most popular post.
What is also kind of odd is that the original post went up over a month ago so why is the spike happening now?

6 comments:

islamoyankee said...

new reality TV series staring said half-nekkid girl. all over the local news in NY yesterday, and the blogosphere a couple of days ago.

Anonymous said...

aaaaah, that explains it...

Julaybib said...

Interesting - this insight could be put to use for da'wa purposes (if it hasn't already) - on my website, perhaps I should ammend the 'META NAMES' in the html of my webpages to include popular search words. I'm sure it's been done a thousand times, but is it honest? I'm thinking of Imam Bukhari and the encounter he had with a man who was tricking his horse...

Wasalaam

TMA

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

It's a conspiracy lol
Salams, been a while.
Yes she has been in the news in sweden as well. Talk about an "achievement". Tragic.

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Hope you are well.

Anonymous said...

I go to this wesbite about celebrities .. thesuperficial.com and it has something on her so I just googled it and your website came up.