Is Google going slap happy?
Fri 30 Sep 2005, 09:33 AMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
Ethann posted Google must really like me, in which he says:
The last time I checked, my name returned about 700 hits. When I checked this morning, it returned 11,700 hits. To be honest I can't see what the difference is between last week and this week, but I'll take it!I went to check for "Ben Langhinrichs", and I must admit I was surprised:
I may be popular, and I may even answer too many blogs and discussion topics, but there is no way this number is right. Interestingly, it was 90,800 last night and this morning it is 90,900. I think Google may have a glitch.
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What has been said:
367.1. Jerry Glover (09/30/2005 09:17 AM)
Well, I got you beat a little there: 1,900,000 for me. And through the miracle of the blogosphere (that is, most likely the connections to folks like you, Ed, Rich, etc... ) my new blog is the first result displayed! Woohoo!! Instant fame and popularity! Surely the riches can't be far behind...
367.2. Ben Langhinrichs (09/30/2005 09:21 AM)
Sorry to burst your bubble, but before you get too slap happy yourself, put your name in quotes. Then you only get 670 hits. Still a lot, but not over a million
367.3. Bruce Elgort (09/30/2005 04:22 PM)
204,000 for me.... OK somebody burst my ego bubble please :-)
367.4. Ethann Castell (30/09/2005 07:00 PM)
@Jerry - I hope that you are right because I've already started spending the riches... :-)
367.5. Richard Schwartz (10/01/2005 08:55 PM)
283,000 for me... but "Richard Schwartz" is a far more common name than "Ben Langhinrichs". I do come up as the first hit, but I share my name with a number writers, college professors. journalists, and even some other bloggers.
367.6. Jerry Glover (10/02/2005 11:15 AM)
Gee, thanks for the reality check there Ben. Oh well, less hits, but I'm still #1!! :-)