Wh.y do peo.ple do th.is?

I'm sure you've all noticed a hundred posts out there where people seem to deliberately place periods within a word. The first time I assume it was a typo but it'll be the same word often times.

So here's the ONLY theory I could come up with. That if I didn't want someone to find my post out on the www, by breaking up the word for search, it wouldn't be picked up.

In other words, if I didn't want to be found on Google with a search for "CCRM," I would write CC.RM in every reference on my blog and then Google wouldn't pick it up for search. Okay, that's probably 100% wrong but it's all I could come up with.

Please educate me.


Miss Tori said...

You've hit the nail right on the head! That's exactly the reason. So that our blogs don't get found in search engines. I do it, but not consistently. Plus, if you have a meter and it tracks where your hits are coming from, you'll find that people find you through all different types of searches.

Retro Girl said...

Ahhhh! This is a great idea! I recently had an "issue" with this on one of my posts.

Another thing I recently discovered...let's say you publish a post then either change the post or delete it, Google will "cache" (I think that is how it's spelled) the original post. The original post can still be found in a search.

DE Mommy said...

That's my understanding of why they do that.

I actually want folks to find my blog, especially those with questions....like I have when I'm searching for answers to weird questions.

And if I want something to be confidential, I either don't write about it or change the name(s) to protect the guilty. ;-)

Josée Martens said...

It doesn't always work that way. Some search engines have gotten smart to this practice and they ignore periods with no spaces.

wifethereof said...

I wanted to let you know that I'm going to start blogging again and go to invite only because people IRL might find it. Send me an email if you still want to keep reading. wifethereof@yahoo.com

Me said...

I don't actually *know* but I assumed similarly.