Ha! Finally solved the mystery of the tubu that are red

So, from time to time I check out my website analytics, just to see what is drawing people to the site.

By and large most of my visits to picsfromtrips.com (generally over 70%) come from search engines – people searching for images of such-and-such and google doing a decent job of pointing them to my site.

For months I’ve gotten visitors searching for red tubus.  I rank well there because of the red lechwe I saw while staying at Tubu Tree lodge in Botswana.

What I couldn’t figure out though, was what a red tubu was. I had visions of some rare species of animal – or perhaps a variation of the (tree? person (Tubu’s tree)?) that gave Tubu Tree camp its name.  Wikipedia cleared that up – Tubu village in Botswana’s Okavango delta has apparently lent its name to the safari camp.  But that didn’t answer my question.

Well, I finally figured it out.  It’s a misspelling.  People are looking for a particular kind of image site – not at all the kind of images I have on picsfromtrips.  It’s a bit of a play on youtube, substituting red for you.  I’d link, but I’m not running that kind of site.

  • http://g.eoffj.com Geoff Jennings

    That's funny. I had to read it twice, but once I figured it out, it make me chuckle.

  • http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&q=red+tubu Frank von Bovi

    NO wonder! I was wondering who this Christian joker was and why there were so many pictures of animals instead of what I was expecting!!

    Did you by any chance also stay in the villages of x tubu and pron tubu?

  • GeoffCJ

    That's funny. I had to read it twice, but once I figured it out, it make me chuckle.

  • http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&q=red+tubu Frank von Bovi

    NO wonder! I was wondering who this Christian joker was and why there were so many pictures of animals instead of what I was expecting!!

    Did you by any chance also stay in the villages of x tubu and pron tubu?