What Is SEOLOL?
SEO stands for search engine optimization. If I have to explain LOL to you, you're very bad at the internet. SEO is an industry that focuses on getting certain pages to rank better in search engines, and it's what I do for a living. Part of SEO involves looking through long lists of things people actually put into their search engines in order to conduct research.
Every entry on SEOLOL is a real live search query, from a real live person. At best, it's typos and grammar errors. At worst, it's a level of stupidity that will shatter your faith in humanity.
Why are you doing this?
My coworkers got tired of me sending them IMs saying, "Dude, you'll never guess the search query I just came across. I've got two words for you: Turtle Hypnosis."
[Random Entry on Site] isn't funny! Don't you know that [Random Entry on Site] means [Some Obscure thing]?!?!?!
No, I did not know that. If I did, I wouldn't have posted it. I don't know everything about everything, so sometimes when I see a thing that I think is hilarious, turns out it's actually some horrible incurable disease (true story...see entry: Pandas cure OCD). I do my best to make sure things that go up on the site are not common knowledge, but if they are, feel free to e-mail me and I might pull the post.
Where do you get your words from?
There are a few different services which use sample data provided by various search engines. Keyword Discovery and WordTracker are the biggies.
How do I know you're not just making up the posts?
Uh...I guess you don't. But I assure you that I am not demented enough to think up things like "Pandas cure OCD."
Why can I not stop looking at these?
People don't expect anyone to ever see what they put into Google. I like to think of it as psychological voyeurism. Creepy, huh?
I have an idea for a word that probably has some funny searches associated with it. Will you do an entry on it?