I was bouncing some ideas off my friend Brian, a while back, about what would possibly be the worst kids meal toy you could possibly get. Now, I said socks. They’re much easier to draw. Brian however, came up with Golden Girls Bobbleheads before I was done even uttering the original question. So I give Brian some joke credit on the winning toy concept.

HI BRIAN  *waves*

Golden Girls Bobbleheads

Betty White could probably sub for Barbara Bush with that iconic outfit, though this is what she was wearing when I referenced images from Google. Sorry, but I failed to remember senior fashion from the 90’s (other that those “power shoulders.”)

Another thing I asked a few people about, was something I wanted some secondary opinions on. The site is doing great. Those of you on my Facebook page saw my post where we finally topped over 2500 regular returning readers. For this, I can’t thank all of you enough. In August of 2012, I was at 27. So that’s an incredible leap in less than a year.

Thank you for consistently coming back and enjoying this comic I toil and stress over weekly. For visiting, for emailing, for asking me questions, and commenting. Everytime I get an email alert on my phone saying there’s a new comment, it absolutely makes my day!

Do you ever read a comic for ages, and just never really know how things are going? Or anything really behind the scenes? Some artists are pretty inclusive, but there are many that aren’t. One thing I thought many of my regulars would like to see is some of the search inquiries I get from my GoogleAnalytics. But I will give you my disclaimer first:

*****
If you are the originator of one of the search entries that you see, do not be embarrassed. The readers don’t know who you are.. I don’t know who you are. This is not to alienate anyone over one or two particular searches, but the humor in all of them as a whole. I don’t care what you like, or how you got here. Just lol at these and keep reading. =)
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There was something close to 500 search inquires since the site started in 2009, so add in the fact I don’t know when these searches were even submitted. I did omit quite a few that were not interesting. Like someone typing in “wrangler jeans” and somehow Google displayed me, and they clicked. Who knows. There are some obscure ones for sure.

Now these are typical, run of the mill Google searches I get 9 times out of 10. Nothing weird. Sometime the searcher will include other terms like “ellie” with the site name, just incase a site with a similar name might show up instead. You can see which inquires get the most hits into the site under the “Visits” column. You can then see how many average pageviews that type of inquiry accumulates.

Keyword Visits Pages / Visit
Typical searches:
(not provided) 7158 6.35
shotgun shuffle 4097 5.69
shotgun shuffle comic 359 4.90
shotgunshuffle 308 7.20
http://shotgunshuffle.com/ 288 2.13
shotgun shuffle webcomic 165 9.47
shotgun webcomic 143 11.26
http://www.shotgunshuffle.com/ 113 1.85
shotgunshuffle.com 105 4.70
shotgun shuffle rusche 100 1.72
shotgun shuffle ellie 87 3.87
shotgun shuffle comics 47 4.38
www.shotgunshuffle.com 31 2.00
webcomic shotgun 27 7.70
shotgun shuffling 14 1.00
shotgun shuffle.com 12 9.50
shotgun-shuffling 11 1.55
shotgun shuffle\ 9 4.89
shotgunshuffle com 9 14.56
shotgun shuffle comic strip 3 34.00
www.shotgun shuffle.com 5 2.80
shotgun shuffle comics ellie 4 17.75
shotgun shuffle. comics 4 3.00
shotgunshuffle.com/ 4 1.00
ellie shotgun shuffle 3 12.67
rusche shotgun shuffle 1 4.00

 

This is where it goes downhill.

Don’t worry, I can’t spell either:
shotgun shuffel 80 5.79
shitgun shuffle 12 1.75
shotgun suffle 9 3.22
shootgun shuffle 8 3.88
shut gun shuffle 8 15.75
shogunshuffle 7 2.14
shogunshuffle 7 2.14
shotgun dhuffles 6 4.33
shotgunshuffel 6 45.33
shot gun shuffle 5 7.20
shotgun shuffl 5 2.00
sotgunshuffle.com 4 25.00
shogun shuffle webcomic 4 26.50
shutgun shuffle 4 7.25
hotgun shuffle 3 2.67
shotgu shuffle 2 1.50
shotgun shufffle 2 5.00
shotgun shuffles 2 1.50
shotgun shufflew 2 3.00
shotgunsuffle.cpm 2 5.00
shoutgun shuffle comic 2 3.00
sjotgun shuffle 2 2.00
shjotgun shuffle 1 1.00
shogun shuffle 1 25.00
shootgunshuffle 1 7.00
shot gun shuffles 1 14.00
shot gun shuffling 1 1.00
shot gun shufflw 1 1.00
shot gunshuffle 1 3.00
shotgum shuffle 1 1.00
sotgun shuffle 1 7.00
shutgunshuffle.com 1 42.00
shptgun shuffle 1 2.00
shtgun shuffle 1 1.00
shtogun shuffle 1 10.00
shotugn shuffle 1 5.00
shotugun shuffle 1 6.00
shotunshuffle 1 7.00
shoutgun shuffle 1 1.00
shotgun shiffle 1 1.00
shotgun shoffle 1 21.00
shotgun shoffule 1 1.00
shotgun shuf 1 4.00
shotgun shuff 1 2.00
shotgun shuff;e 1 3.00
shotgun shuffe 1 6.00
shotgun shuffke 1 2.00
shotgun shufflde 1 2.00
shotgun webcommic 1 91.00
shotgunn shuffel 1 1.00
shotgunshiffle 1 1.00
shotgunshuffle.xom 1 6.00
shootgoonsshuffle   (my favorite) 1 4.00
shotgunsuffle.com 1 1.00

 

The next few are actually some of the best searches you can get if you run a site. Someone liked what you did, and wants to come back. It was Uzi Mambo, right?

What’s the name of that website again…
shotgun comic 24 10.96
shotgun web comic 5 4.20
two girls webcomics shotgun 1 59.00
web comic ellie 1 52.00
webcomic + shotgun 1 28.00
webcomic fast food 1 39.00
webcomic hot mcdonalds girl 1 2.00
web comic hot girl food service 3 1.67
quinn and ellie webcomic 2 1.00
comic roomate walmart mcdonald’s 1 30.00
blind guy 1 12.00
blonde fast food webcomic 1 128.00
webcomic ellie shotgun 2 128.00
webcomics about wolves 2 1.50
shuffle ellie comic 1 5.00
webcomic hot girl 2 95.50
rusche shotgun 1 3.00
shuffle webcomic 4 2.00
“ellie buckingham” 1 3.00
the webcomic shotgun 2 2.00
ellie quinn alex eagan 1 5.00

 

Looking for some other type of comic (I think)
hot girl comics 6 29.67
hot webcomic 6 55.17
webcomic with a tuesday update 5 12.40
urine comic 2 3.00
urine comics 1 4.00
tuesday update webcomic 1 3.00
time travel webcomic 1 7.00
sugar glider webcomic 1 106.00
“the urine” webcomic 1 1.00
amazing gun webcomics 1 103.00
comics that argue 1 1.00
comiks obey your parents 1 1.00
expecting baby webcomic 1 14.00
desperation webcomics 1 1.00
hair down webcomics 1 8.00
having a baby webcomic 2013 1 10.00
webcomic about a sales man 1 4.00
webcomic ironman 1 7.00
webcomic pilot 1 1.00
webcomic update tuesday 1 2.00
webcomics tuesday update 1 62.00
www.shuff comic.com 1 9.00
sprite comic template 1 1.00
pregnancy webcomic 1 1.00
proximity comics 1 1.00
pumpkin comics 1 1.00
pilot webcomic 1 5.00
no skills required webcomic 2 1.50
t.s. adult webcomic 1 2.00
baby webcomic 1 1.00
backorder comic 1 1.00
hot webcomic girls 1 1.00
hot women comic 1 105.00
shuffle comic 2 7.00
aim webcomic 1 1.00
impact comics the fly 1 20.00
time travel comics 1 1.00
www.gerizm comics 1 1.00

 

But then there’s good too. Like when people search for specific comics I’ve done.  That means I’ve made an impression.

Looking for specific comics I’ve done:
break maximizesd 43 4.26
http://shotgunshuffle.com/?p=77 41 6.37
be kind reload 35 5.09
forrest gump star wars webcomic 18 3.61
walking dead hershel pepperidge farm cookies 6 5.83
comic hamster wheel quinn 3 5.33
http://shotgunshuffle.com/?p=948 3 4.00
judgement shotgun 3 19.67
never forget cat 3 38.67
shotgun shuffle hot girl 180 3 1.00
trial by fryer 3 1.00
breakfast club shotgunshuffle 2 1.50
hot girl 180 2 2.50
http://shotgunshuffle.com/?p=470 2 16.00
http://shotgunshuffle.com/?p=482 2 6.00
http://shotgunshuffle.com/?p=906 2 2.50
http://shotgunshuffle.com/wig-party/#.uvc32byg1wu 2 4.50
life is like a box of midichlorians 2 9.50
shotgun shuffle breakfast club 2 2.00
http://shotgunshuffle.com/?p=270 1 1.00
http://shotgunshuffle.com/?p=864 1 3.00
http://shotgunshuffle.com/?p=874 1 2.00
http://shotgunshuffle.com/cold-shoulder/#.uwrcflwg1wu 1 3.00
http://shotgunshuffle.com/just-cause/#.uwrmj5og1wu 1 2.00
shotgunshuffle.com/?p=941 3 5.50
ohcrapohcrap 1 1.00
paradox bedazzled 1 1.00
please be caind relowded 1 1.00
quellie 1 2.00
the hotgirl 180 1 28.00
cache:http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/main/exactwords 1 1.00
cache:pgqbo3iwjukj:http://shotgunshuffle.com/+shotgunshuffle 1 75.00
http://shotgunshuffle.com/?p=841 4 65.00
bedazzled stickers 1 1.00
breakfast club 2013 remake 1 4.00
breakfast club comic remake 1 10.00
breakfast club rage comic 1 1.00
gigaboops 1 2.00
hamster flakes 1 2.00
harassment so much to me 1 5.00
shotgun shuffle breakfest club 1 2.00
shotgun shuffle ground rules 1 1.00
shotgun shuffle piano 1 1.00
shotgun shuffle pretty sure she’s fired 1 3.00
shotgun shuffle taylor swift 1 6.00
shotgun shuffle kids 1 1.00
shotgun shuffle latest comic 1 3.00
shotgunshuffle everyone’s had that boss 1 33.00
the hot girl 180 2 44.50

 

But then…

I did ONE comic about a crossdresser, and this is what I get:
web comic crossdress 2 56.00
crossdress webcomic 1 1.00
crossdresser pics 1 2.00
crossdresser store 1 2.00
crossdresser webcomic 1 10.00
crossdresser webcomics 1 92.00
crossdresser wonderful 1 2.00
crossdressing webcomic 1 2.00
what are the steps to be a crossdresser 1 4.00
webcomics crossdress 1 3.00
webcomics crossdressing 1 2.00
wonderful crossdresser 1 1.00
archive crossdresser 1 2.00

 

Now, those are all pretty specific to either my site, or some particular site they’re looking for. I also get hits from searches that probably don’t have anything to do with webcomics.

 

General searches linking in
hot girl 81 6.96
harassment 45 3.93
crossdresser 16 1.69
but wait there’s more 18 3.11
how to shotgun shuffle 8 2.50
i’ve got a bad feeling about this 7 1.71
sneak hug 6 1.33
blondes 5 1.40
hotgirl 5 1.80
time travel 5 13.40
brought lunch 4 21.50
that’s why all blondes are so 4 1.50
88mph 2 1.00
webcomic 2 25.00

 

Nothing unusual… right?…
Oh wait, but then this happened.

O_o
шафл телефон 1 1.00
who knows what adventures they’ll have between
now and the time the show becomes unprofitable 1 1.00
shotgun deaths 2 2.00
translate だから歌や演技が下手でも許される感じがあった。 1 1.00
site: shotgunshuffle.com pee 1 1.00
site: shotgunshuffle.com toilet 1 1.00
shotgunshuffle.com pee 1 49.00
july 1st 1867 want ads 1 1.00
keith urban nicole kidman 1 1.00
lesbian motivational poster 1 2.00
“get some tail” 2 2.00
“plastic blowtorch” 1 1.00
“heya! i just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers? 1 1.00
giant tumor 1 2.00
girl stripping while shuffling 1 1.00
god of the salesman 1 1.00
gun them style shuffle 1 2.00
hot.garal.idiya.iemag 1 2.00
i forgot how to cat 1 10.00
hot girl on girl 1 70.00
stupid people stupid people everywhere 1 2.00
shotgun deaths in 2009 1 1.00
i’m dj schizophrenic no you’re not yes i am 1 1.00

 

 

Then you have some that deserve a personal response.

 

where is lakeland fl 1 1.00

Pretty cool when inquiries for your own hometown lead to the site. I’m also on Lakeland’s Wikipedia page.

 

 

shotgun shuffle characters sexy 1 1.00

That’s actually pretty ego-boosting. I always try to make the girls cute, no matter what moronic thing they’re doing.

 

 

shotgun shuffle ms paint 5 3.20
site:http://shotgunshuffle.com drawn 5 8.80

Anyone who takes an interest in how I make the strip is telling I must be doing something moderately ‘right.’ I’m certainly not perfect at what I do yet, and as any artist will tell you about their style, even my own work drives me nuts sometimes. It’s never as good as what I want. Luckily, the scenes get closer and closer to what I imagine in my head.

 

 

shotgun shuffle bad webcomic 1 41.00

Either a defender of the comic, searching the net for ill-will… or probably this guy.

 

 

 

who is the creator of shotgun shuffle 14 8.07

I don’t think you want to go down THAT rabbit hole.

 

 

fat ellie shotgun shuffle 1 6.00

I always thought the “skinny character gets fat” routine was bit overplayed. Maybe not. =P

 

 

shotgun shuffle porn 7 19.00
shotgunshuffle porn 1 3.00

Five words for these people:
“I can’t find it either.”