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Google doesnt' rank well for "search engine" in their own engine
Did they shoot themselves?

 6:35 pm on Jan 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Just try it!
Search for "search engine" in Google and you'll see that google.com is nowhere in the first page!
Funny thing!



 3:57 pm on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

I knew I have an strange sense of humor.


 4:11 pm on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Strange, I see them at number 6.

Number 1 is SEW probably because their inbound anchor text consistently contains the phrase.

The older engines do well in positions 2-5.


 4:16 pm on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you are using Google to search for Google surely you have found it already so there is no need to fill the serps with the site you have already found.

Make sense ;oP



 4:24 pm on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Google = search engine to most people, so why would they link to them as "search engine"? It is no longer 1994 :-)


 4:28 pm on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have to say it ( again ) but maybe they rank higher on them selves if you searched for ad business ..or maybe they too have noticed that search is n't actually what they do ;)


 5:06 pm on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

It was in place # 11 when I placed the first post.
Now, it is a little bit upwards. I see it in 9th now.

Four search engines and three meta searches are more "search engine" than google, based in their own algorithm.


 5:27 pm on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

I see them in position #9. Isn't that amazing, where the #1 SE ranks themselves so low!

A perfect example of how you should NOT rely too heavily on search to get traffic. That is especially so if both the domain name and title tag do not contain the exact keywords when being parsed by the SE, as in this case.

This incredible Google example is one reason I do very little SEO work and sometimes do not even bother to do site submissions.


 5:51 pm on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Just goes to prove they're fair.


 1:34 am on Jan 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

Just goes to prove they have no f@$#ing idea what they're doing. ;-)

The good news is that my Yahoo referrals have quadrupled in the past week. The backlash begins!

-- T


 11:50 am on Jan 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thatís perfect example of, Google donít do manual things and place site based on its complex algorithms.

Anyways, google donít need to top on itís own or any other search engine.

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