Head-slapping pig posts

In November 2006 I blogged about a then new internet video show based here in Quebec. It was new, fun and somewhat innovative for its time, and I was happy to tell my readers about it.

Fast forward to today, almost 5 years later, and the name of that show is one of the top 2 keywords that brings people to my site. Consistently. Annoyingly.

What to do? Over 1000 blog posts, hundreds of podcast episodes, conference sessions, pictures, whatever, and this pig of a post is how people find me. I want to delete it, or even better find a way to automatically charge $0.05 to anyone even landing on the page.

For kicks, I’ve put Google ads and Amazon referrer links on that (and only that) blog post, thinking that someone MAY click through to the DVD, and then my dismay over seeing this freaking thing in my stats all the time could be comforted with a bit of cash.. Or course, that’s not working. (But it does prove that my comfort can be bought 🙂 )

You can’t choose how people find you, or can you? What should I do with this post? Has this ever happened to you?

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Slugore says:

    I have the exact same thing happening with one of my very early posts, also about a video/web site that I found funny. In fact, over the last 30 days 93% of the traffic that came to my site via a search has made it there based on searches for something relating to that video/website. I’m pretty sure that none of them stuck around to listen to the podcast. I’m fine with that… I think.

  2. Mark says:

    I have the same issue on a post about Facebook being hacked.

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