May 20th, 2005

Name Change

You see where it says “The Muppet Show” in the upper-left corner of this page? I’m thinking about changing it to “MadMup.com.” When I started blogging, I chose “The Muppet Show” because “Muppet” was my nickname in high school (and, of course, it is the origin of “MadMup”) and the blog was going to be about me and my life, so it seemed fitting.

Well, not a day goes by that I don’t get people finding this site by searching for “muppet” and some other strange word or phrase. Here’s a list of some of the things that people have searched for and found my site:

  • muppet show
  • the muppet show
  • muppet show wallpaper
  • cool guy muppet show
  • muppet cartoon joke
  • muppet show twins old
  • the muppet song
  • muppet characters
  • all the characters of the muppet show
  • muppet food
  • muppet show return 2005
  • the muppet lounge
  • muppet pictures
  • muppet show dvd
  • muppet html codes
  • horse in the muppet show
  • the first muppet album
  • drum clothes muppet
  • together again lyrics muppets
  • the muppet show perfomers

(Yes, I realize that by listing those things it becomes more likely that people who search for those phrases in the future will again find my site.)

As you might have noticed, I don’t actually talk about the Muppets much around here. I feel bad for people who click on my site hoping to get information about “muppet food,” whatever that might be. Since “The Muppet Show” is on every page of this blog, it’s likely that “muppet” combined with any number of odd other words will link to my site.

Hence my thought about changing the name of the site. I mean, the “logo” is already phrased that way anyway. Any thoughts on the subject? I’m sure it’s not a big deal to anyone but me. Sound off in the comments section and let me know what you think.

The next thing is, I got a couple of hits from people looking for “albino laugh machine.” I’m not sure if that’s an audience I’m wanting to pursue.

6 Comments on “Name Change”

  1. bd says:

    cool guy muppet show
    That sounds about right.

  2. hp says:

    I have found my site turns up on searches for certain sexual acts which I have not ever mentioned. It's scary, but mostly funny.

  3. Mike says:

    After a recent blog entry detailing a story in which a couple guys decided to moon some people taking a tour of my university I've now had 9 hits by people searching for "girls mooning"

    I've always found it interesting to see how people search to get to sites. That's why I've taken to posting the different searches for the months at the end of each month.

    Anyhow, perhaps you could post some things about muppets and not feel so guilty? A muppet informational page for the muppet knowledge deficient which gives your opinions on which muppets you like, dislike, etc etc etc. Everybody wins!

  4. Angie says:

    You could do a little button that says "Disappointed that there's no actual Muppet information? Well, here's a link to [insert link to page about muppets]." Then you might not feel so bad.

    Also, I totally looked up "Albino Laugh Machine" and clicked onto your blog from it.

  5. Mr. Princeton says:

    Muppet food? I don't even want to know.

  6. Abe. says:

    "together again lyrics muppets"

    That one was totally mine :)

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