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While I'm all in favor of weblogs being given fair ranking for websearches, I find it highly disconcerting to do a Google search for a topic of interest to me... and find my own post on the subject among the top ranked links. If I'm doing a websearch for a topic, it's usually because I don't know much about it. If my work on the subject is highly ranked... well, no one ever said Search Engines of any type were able to analyze the quality of content.

Today's astonishment: finding my post on Splendido ranked in the top ten hits for "Splendido".


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Apr. 15th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
Well, if no one posts about Splendido, anything will be near the top. :)

I have my journal set to friends only just to keep my posts out of search engines.
Apr. 16th, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
To be fair, I'm voluntarily courting search engines by making my journal searchable. Web indexing can be allowed or denied in preferences.
Apr. 15th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
Once I googled "heurematology" because I saw it on your userinfo page, and Google sent me right back there. *g* It's an odd thing!
Apr. 16th, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
I should still do the world a favor and post a definition somewhere.
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Apr. 16th, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
Surely this won't reduce your 15 minutes of fame by more than a few seconds, though.
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