Thursday, March 16, 2006


Sarah types out a "Hi!" to me in: Sarah Sosiak: If Google can't see you, does that mean you don't exist?. "Hi!" back to you, Sarah.

I started a Blog going a while back, partly to have a way to share stuff I didn't mind be public and partly to increase my search results as I tried out the technology. Seems as though there are plenty of "Eric Richards" in the world. In a way, there's safety in obscurity should you not want to be Googled, but then again I'd get the occasional odd question about whether I played a certain instrument or not. Mis-Googling is probalby another problem you don't see talked about much.

With blogging as the new hotness, the search engines seemed to start giving higher preference to blogs over static web pages. I also updated my template to have some meta-keywords. And my little domain has been around since 2001 so that age starts raising it up in some results.

So now "Eric Richards" is #6 on Google and four of the first five results on And #2 on Yahoo. It's interesting that the Technorati blog finder is very, very high in both the Google and results (I registered my "Eric Richards"ness on Technorati). I've also registered my feeds on about every blog search engine I can find.

So, good results. No spamming required! :-)
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