Ego Watch '04
Well, let's see how I fare these days...
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: