A few years back I noticed that traffic to StencilSearch.com was up during the month of October, and went to my server logs to investigate. What I found was that in the weeks prior to Halloween there are a lot of people looking for Pumpkin Stencils to decorate for the holiday. Now unless you want to paint your Halloween pumpkins (and I’ll cover that in a future post!), you’re probably not going to find what you want in our stencil search engine, so I located a few sources for pumpkin carving stencils and added them to the Halloween Stencils page, to help direct the misdirected on their way.
This year, however, I was wondering if there might be a way to offer even a little more direction for the carving stencil seekers. Although it didn’t make sense to add pumpkin carving sites to the painting stencil search engine, it occurred to me that there was no reason why I couldn’t add a second search feature to the site. So as a holiday experiment, we now have a Pumpkin Stencil Search! I’ve already indexed several sites, and will be adding more as the holiday approaches. If you know of any sites we shouldn’t miss, please leave them in the comments for this post.