Ego Watch '04

Well, let's see how I fare these days...

TermRank
googleyahooa9.comaltavistalycosmsnexcite
brad4161129
choate21313318
brad choate1111111
bradchoate1111111

Note that all sponsored links or pseudo-results (a constructed result like in the case of Lycos where other search options are given) are excluded.

Looks like I'm still the #1 "Brad Choate" on the web. Special kudos to Yahoo and Altavista for their efforts to bribe me away from using Google.

I gotta say, I'm amazed at the results above. There's no better proof that blogs have serious impact on search engines. Sometimes this is a good thing. Sometimes it is not. I can easily attribute my ranking successes to my contributions to Movable Type. Lots and lots of people link to this little site to promote one thing or another I've made available. Those links do count and vote me up to a status I would probably never achieve otherwise. Thanks for your support, guys.

Perhaps an obvious factoid, but the "a9" of "a9.com" is a shorthand way to write "amazon.com". "a" plus "mazon.com" (9 characters).

And also: at this time, it appears the WHOIS information for Amazon.com has been hacked, based on results from whois.verisign-grs.com: Correction: not hacked, just a silly extra entry in the DNS records. Not sure why WHOIS queries in this way, but it does. Thanks to Joseph for correcting me.

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2 Comments

kartooner said:
"Perhaps an obvious factoid, but the “a9” of “a9.com” is a shorthand way to write “amazon.com”. “a” plus “mazon.com” (9 characters)."

Really? Never even thought about it, but nevertheless very cool. What are your thoughts on a9.com? I think it's pretty spiffy but for the moment wouldn't use it over Google.

They'll have to add something that will blow the socks off the public for it to become mainstream.

Ashutosh said:

Intresting that "Brad" in a few search engines come up as your site! One would think I'd go to a celebrity like Brad Pitt or something.

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