Sunday, October 15, 2006

STEVE IRWIN - Stingray attack video is NOT here

Is there such a thing as anti-SEO, or anti-Search Engine Optimization? I wish there was. I'm getting rather disheartened with the world and I'll tell you why. The number of visitors landing on this site from Google, Yahoo, MSN and other search engines expecting to find the Steve Irwin Death Video and autopsy photographs is all rather nauseating.

I blogged briefly about Steve Irwin after his tragic passing, simply to acknowledge all the good work he did protecting the most endangered Australian animals, and many more besides. I'm not sure I fully approved of Steve Irwin's methods, and I never much cared for his presenting style (give me David Attenborough any day), but I have to admit he raised awareness about Australian endangered animals in a big big way with his "Crocodile Hunter" programmes.

The trouble is, my mere mentioning of Steve has meant that a large proportion of my Search Engine referral traffic is now coming from sick Steve Irwin queries. I'm aware that my posting again on this topic is likely to increase the problem, but perhaps if this post becomes the landing page, visitors who are looking for such nasty things will leave this site sooner.

So let me say it again. You will NOT find any Steve Irwin sting-ray video, nor any autopsy photos here. Try elsewhere please...

4 comments:

Roger B. said...

I encountered a similar problem when I jokingly made a reference to werewolves on my blog. I was inundated by visitors who were looking for "pictures of werewolves".

Roger B. said...

Thanks for the links.

I agree, the standard of photography on the BBC's recent 'Galapagos' series was excellent. Sadly, it was let down by a clumsily written and repetitious narration.

Roger B. said...

Oops! My second comment should have been attached to this post: http://anotherchancetosee.blogspot.com/2006/10/galapagos-islands-charles-darwins.html

Anonymous said...

ya know, in a way i kinda understand what you are saying and can even feel for ya a little bit, but how do you think the families of the victims of the dumb ass muslims in iraq felt when all the people in the world wanted to keep watching over and over again the videos of their family members and loved ones getting their f-ing heads cut off, and how the f-ing media just loved showing it over and over again on the tv and internet, irwins death was an accident, he was loved by the world over, so of course people are going to want to see what happend to him, at least he wasnt killed by some f-ing retarded muslims, its a sick screwed up world, and you really shouldnt be surprised that people are looking for the video.