Sunday, March 22, 2015

Unexpected SEO, or How Became #3 in Pictures of Marijuana.

So I just noticed in my webserver's logs that I was getting a lot of these requests: - [22/Mar/2015:18:25:37 -0400] "GET /resources/420/images/dank_ass_bg.jpeg HTTP/1.1" 200 395479 "" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/41.0.2272.101 Safari/537.36"

Thousands of them, in fact. 8,141 in the past 7 days! 

Naturally, this piqued my interest, so after further inspection, I noticed that the majority of these requests had Google as a referrer, generally something along the lines of 

And that's how I realized that the background image of my snoop dogg page was the third result for "weed" on google images, and the first actual picture of marijuana for that query. 

I feel successful.