Retro Nest Comic – September 25, 2014

You would probably think that my comic strips would be one of the most popular features on my blog… and if you did, you couldn’t possibly be more wrong.  Nothing I post on this blog gets less “views” over time than my strips.  It has nothing to do with the quality content of those comics, but actually the lack of “content” of those posts.  You see, the tags we add on to our posts are good for directing people searching WordPress to those posts (And they generally only work well within the first day or two a post goes live), but the search engines that drive the majority of our non-follower traffic to our blogs tends to pooh-pooh those tags.  So with nothing for Google, et. al. to go on… my comics rarely show up in search results outside of anything oddly specific…

One oddly specific thing people seem to search for is skunk spray comics (Hi Mattmax!), and thanks to that, this is the only comic out of all 277 I have ever posted that has accumulated more than 100 views… 142 to be exact, over three years, which is kind of pathetic.  But it’s a good comic with a great wordplay gag, and one that instantly came into my head one night as I took a pee break at Mecca and noticed someone had placed an “Out of Order” sign on one of our urinals….

This was Comic #126.

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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19 Responses to Retro Nest Comic – September 25, 2014

  1. enjoy the tasty burger… love the romantic athmospere … ;O)))

  2. Lol I’m sure there are many people who wish I was out of odour sometimes 😉
    I’m the same with posts. After two days they seemingly disappear into the ether so I know the feeling. I’m not tag efficient either lol

  3. Our skunks around here NEVER seem to be out of odor…..they apparently have an endless supply!


  4. Mattmax says:

    I feel the skunks pain…

  5. That’s strange. I have found that the tags vanish, but the categories stay hooked on, so I have a LOT of categories. And I show up a lot toward the top of google. I’m not sure that’s why, but I can’t think of any other reason. I’m always amused when i’m trying to find information on something and I keep finding my own stuff. Or when I’m on Wikipedia and it sends me to me. Because I got the original stuff from some other third source website. So what is true?

    I get a reasonable number of hits when I reblog your stuff … I always list you as cartoon, humor, and Evil Squirrel. I think it’s the “evil” that gets them.

    • I’ve found that tags are mainly worthless other than for people using WP’s own search engine. It’s the words in posts that trigger search engine hits, and my comics are classified as just plain “images” since there are no words within the post itself. I keep good track of my search engine hits, and it seems like specific (and completely random) word strings are what generates the “out of town” traffic…

      Evil is always a good tag to get people gawking at…

  6. Trisha says:

    Aw, poor skunk. I think this is the first strip I’ve read that ended with me feeling sorry for someone other than Buster!

    • A skunk just isn’t a skunk without its secret weapon. You don’t need to feel sorry for the skunk outside of Mecca, who made sure my evening working on the patio had plenty of “ambiance”…

  7. Heh, heh. 142 views? Hell, I’d be thrilled with that, 3 years or otherwise.

  8. Out of Odour… I’m going to be chuckling about that for the rest of the evening I think!

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