gra-dult-hood n.

1. A stage in life between graduation and adulthood.
2. Gradulthood often involves jobs that don't fulfil a graduate's expectations.
3. A term coined during the recession.

Gradulthood: The Traffic Sources

As part of a new, behind the scenes, mini-series, I'm going to take pictures of my computer screen, slightly blur the edges to add mystique, and reveal some of the stats behind the Gradulthood blog.

First up, Search Keywords.

To be honest, I've not paid much attention to the Search Keywords since the early days of the blog when it was exciting that someone had actually googled Gradulthood, or Gradult. Recently though, it's come to my attention that people come to our site after searching for some strange things...

I was having a quick look through the keywords last week when I discovered that someone had Googled 'How much is David McCourt worth'. Back in December, David wrote, 'A Gradult forever?', so that's why he will have appeared in the search results, but why was someone Googling that? At first, I suspected it was a spectacularly ambitious attempt by his girlfriend to find out how much money Dave has in his bank account, but apparently there's an author going by the same name, and someone obviously wanted to know how much he was worth. Slightly disappointing end to the story I know.

The second from bottom Search Keyword on the picture is another odd one. I've just Googled 'Oliver Kenyon shirt company' to see if one actually exists, but it doesn't seem to. Oliver's article however is the 4th result on Google, so that'll be why someone has made it through to the blog.

A couple of months ago, we had an article comparing Mick Jagger lyrics to a job hunt, but is someone seriously trying to get a job with Mick Jagger by Googling it? Once again, ambitious.

I'm happy to report that the top 3/4 searches of the last few weeks seem to be by people that actually want to get to the blog, and those looking for thrift hopefully found something useful in our money saving series.

Next time: The Audience.

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