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Search Engine Rankings We Can Believe In

September 5th, 2008
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I haven’t bragged about my rankings for competitive search terms in a while, but today the blog accomplished something truly momentous – a #1 ranking in Google Image search for “Senator Larry Craig“.

My fellow Americans, I am deeply humbled at this singular achievement.

God bless America and God bless Google.

Now if I can only get the top spots for “soup nazi” and “davey and goliath” back it will truly be morning in America again.


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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 paul jahn // Sep 5, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Definitely a great milestone Andrew, and I hope you don’t have any followers “follow” you into the MSP airport. :)

  • 2 Andrew Shotland // Sep 5, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I always use the nofollow tag in public restrooms.

  • 3 John Lambert // Sep 8, 2008 at 11:46 am

    I would rename the post: How to create a Google Fart. A Google Fart is creating a high ranking of
    something that is not even close to what the
    incoming traffic was expecting. First you place a ad on Craigslist driving who knows who to your
    site. Once on your site they become bored and
    start clicking on the first picture they see. Job
    done, high ranking, a true Google Fart.
    Bad dog Andrew, bad dog.

  • 4 Andrew Shotland // Sep 8, 2008 at 11:53 am

    John, please keep in mind that the TOS of this blog requires readers to maintain a sense of humor.

  • 5 John Lambert // Sep 8, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    I was being funny. And also bringing up the point that not all traffic is created equal. I would think you would get better analytics if you throw into
    the pot both traffic sources and expected reason for coming to the site. Are the sources sustainable
    or a one shot deal?
    Nice blog by the way.

  • 6 Andrew Shotland // Sep 8, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Of course the TOS also allows for the author to be a bit of a jerk now and then too. Thanks John. :)

  • 7 John Lambert // Sep 9, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Traffic to one’s site can be compared to either
    gas siphoning from your neighbors car or duck hunting. Once you create the siphon with your
    ad campaign, the momentum keeps traffic coming back. You are a happy guy. With duck hunting, the adwords may have stirred up a lot of traffic you can shoot at, but once shot, they aren’t coming back, you have to keep sending out those adwords for more victims, upps.. I meant customers.
    Dividing your traffic into the two categories will help you see what works and what doesn’t, where and how you may want to tweak your
    site.
    You can still duck hunt, but think of it as a event driven promotion.
    Separating the two should result in a better use of your resources.

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