Drunktank, DCCranktank the same thing to Google


Perhaps this explains my low traffic numbers.

Perhaps this explains my low traffic numbers.

There are a million different strategies to increase your web traffic, but almost all of them rely on getting Google to spit up your site at the top of its search queries.

Even though this blog has been around for more than a year, Google suggests when you search for it that instead you were probably searching for “drunktank.” That would be a pretty rough typo.

I’m kind of insulted that being around for 14 months and having drawn a modest, but five-digit number of visits Google is directing people instead to “drunktank.” It’s a problem that would drive me to drink, but I’m pretty sure where I would end up.

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2 Responses to Drunktank, DCCranktank the same thing to Google

  1. Carsonata says:

    Note that you are not the only site with this problem. For example, Google Search has confused the logos of ESQUIRE magazine with ESSENCE magazine, and served up results that severely affected the advertising rates and customers of Esquire. At least you are not a commerce site, though it would be nice to have and ad or two. But Google turns a blind eye to the sites it destroys through its errors and mis-categorizations. Too bad they continue to dominate the cyberworld that we all live in.

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