Does anybody know if Google changed its search algorithm recently? I’m only asking because my hit counter blew up yesterday – to the point where I had 222 hits, about 100 more than I’ve been averaging over the past few weeks – and I know it ain’t because suddenly I’m popular.
Now I know what you’re going to say: “Oh don’t sell yourself short, I’m sure you’ve earned all that popularity.” Well, as much as I’d love to take credit for the sudden jump, I simply can’t, as my little WordPress Dashboard says that 140 of those 222 views came from a blog post that I didn’t technically write; in fact I had simply re-blogged a piece that someone else had written concerning the whole Chick-fil-A bullshit back in August because it pretty much coincided with my own feelings. The only thing I’d added to the post was a short introduction and a picture of the Chick-fil-A cow holding up a placard that said “EAT MOR COK.” Because, you know, I’m a classy motherfucker.
Apparently this stupid picture is driving page views. It’s ranked relatively high on Google Image Search, but it’s been there for months and it’s never trended so heavily – or even at all – which makes me think that either people are suddenly really into eating cock or Google changed its search algorithm again.
Let’s get something straight: there’s nothing wrong with fellatio. I am pretty much a card-carrying member of the “I Brake For BJs” fan club, and not just because it’s incredibly difficult to drive when you’re on the receiving end. Hell, even bad head can be better than good sex a lot of the time, and unless you’re some sort of eldritch cephalopod with kraken teeth and a Fran Drescher accent, I’m not going to turn down a happy ending.
But do I really want 200-plus views every day from a throwaway dick joke image that I almost mindlessly posted as an accent on a re-blogged post that I didn’t even write? Doesn’t it seem a little disingenuous to be sitting here bragging about how awesome my blog is when the lion’s share of my traffic comes form a cartoon cow exhorting you to work on suppressing your gag reflex, or should I just lie back and enjoy it?