Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Sphere at the Olympics: The Reason We Have So Many Readers

Lots of people read my blog regularly but even more read it because they Google a term and it leads them here. A couple of months ago, for example, my readership went up for a day or two because a clue in the Times crossword puzzle was “cousin of an alewife.” Since I’ve written about alewives and since the word cousin probably occurs somewhere here, Google directed them to Sphere. (The correct answer, by the way, was “shad.”)

Today “sphere at the Olympics” is a clue, and I’m getting dozens of hits from people who have Googled it, or something like it.

Ten letters? Sphere at the Olympics? Obviously it’s not "shot," as in shot put. Basketball? Volleyball?


Anonymous Crossword Guy said...

The same clue was recylcled on 12/26/06 in the NYT crossword. It was volleyball.

4:39 AM  
Blogger Tom Andersen said...

And we got more than double the usual number of visitors because of it.

8:21 AM  

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