We use quite a bit of user data here to optimize the CBT Nuggets Learner Experience.
Our Accountability Coaches report validated (and unvalidated) training minutes to make sure you’re fulfilling your training potential.
We look at site traffic for a number of normal reasons. We take the course and Nugget rating system very seriously.
Sometimes, we even dig into our on-site search terms to figure out what you want to find in our training library and potentially didn’t find.
This year, we went beyond the top 20 or 50 search results that let us know what you want — way past. We went into the long tail of onsite search terms and examined the last 100,000 search terms with only one view all year. Here’s what we found.
Diving into the Depths of Strange Searches
The vast majority of the long tail searches we examined were perfectly normal and expected, like every single permutation of misspelled Microsoft courses, obscure Cisco commands, or exam course numbers that don’t exist.
There were just as many partial searches, like “netw,” which is as far as you need to go to find Network+ on the reactive CBT Nuggets search bar.
We found a staggering number of email addresses that folks presumably copied and pasted into the search bar. It apparently happens a couple times a week.
We found a bunch of things that seemed out of place, but you might recognize them as technologies with names that are also objects, mythological creatures, or mathematicians:
We found some company names, interestingly, mostly transportation companies:
Carlile Transportation Systems
TOTE Maritime Alaska
We also learned a little something about the individuals who either misplaced their Google searches or are very confused about the service CBT Nuggets provides.
Whoever you are, based on these searches, we know you love to read:
We know you love movies, too.
And music from movies.
good morning vietnam song
And, um, more movies? Unless they’re band names. They’re probably band names.
hot indian sexy videos free
porn star debut
We also noticed some other anomalous search results, that we thought would be fun to share:
florida real estate
florida real estate exam
ground movement radar
For those of you confused about the services CBT Nuggets provides, I’m sorry we disappointed you.
We don’t have “sheep pint” training, but it’s exciting to envision a world where that exists, whatever it is.
We don’t have electricity. Well, actually, I guess we do, but you can’t have any.
We can’t help you with the Florida real estate exam, but if it rises high enough in the search results, we’ll probably still not offer it.
And for those of you looking for pr0n. There’s the rest of the internet for that. Keep moving.
However, if you’re looking for online IT training in Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, and cloud services, we can help you. Because that’s what we do.
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