Google search results for "elitist". 2nd result is for Etech
I love this search result because it sums up the current state of the blogosphere really well, combining the elitism thread that revolves around conferences, popular bloggers, and who does & doesn't get press with the (unfair, IMO) common belief that weblogs are ruining Google's search results. Fantastic.
Second result for me is elitist.blogspot.com... No ETech on the first page... Am I doing something wrong ?
I don't think you're doing anything wrong. Google might be serving different result sets to different people based on...what?
At least you can buy a ticket to Etech...try that with TED...
Don't see Etech anywhere in the first few pages.
Just wait until Google gets ahold of this thread, then it'll throw everything off :)
Based on what the people who read this blog clicked on out of the result set. The honing of relevance, I guess.
Nice catch. Great fodder for reviewing google algorithms as well. Just because 10 people that have high page rank are talking about something doesn't make it more likely that the user will find that helpful. I think google still is over valueing the daily entry site and the incredible amount of words per page they generate. I think such a result should be top ten due to it's heat-factor, but if they really are using 'invisible tabs' should be more like 8 or 9.
Re: Different results. Google does have multiple datacenters serving up results. By the nature of what they do, all the datacenters won't be exactly the same, especially as they are updated regularly and new data is propagated. That could be one of many reasons.
I believe this is a result of what's known as the Google Dance (more info)
If I search using this url: http://www2.google.com/search?q=elitist
... Etech appears as the second result
I'm seeing elitist as the second result as well. Very a propos, if you ask me.
Sorry--I meant I'm seeing the e-tech post as the second result.
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