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Thanks for alerting us to this story Markus. I've been sending the URL to my friends who do really wonder about me and my Google obsession.
I'm too shy to post new threads ;)
I particularly liked one of the comments:
"This monthly pattern of apprehension, excitement and edginess seems oddly feminine to me. Does anyone know Google's gender?"
We know that Googlebot is a SHE but I never thought about the Google Dance that way... :)
Guilty as charged on this one, I have to admit. Each dance, I spend less time on ww and more time actually doing stuff, eventually I probably will barely notice.
However, it was getting excited about the dance that led me to ww in the first place (I Googled for "Google algorithm" and ended up here). So it's actually a great thing, ww has massively accelerated my learning curve (and profound thanks for that, all of you). :)
I'm still curious as to where the phrase 'google dance' started, though.
I had it back in June or somewhereabouts. There was a Blog by someone who worked for Google who credited someone specific from Webmasterworld with the term, but I can't find it now, unfortunately. :( I'll keep my eyes open for it.
Was nice to see two terms in your article that I coined, though. Almost makes me wish Google stays #1 with a bullet for a long time just so I have something to tell my grandkids. :)
It gathers, it doesn't hunt (wont find you if you're not linked to). It goes through a self-renewal process every 28 days or so. It's well organized and keeps its home nicely decorated for special occasions. It certainly keeps lots of secrets. It's got its own 'guy'. It can be as erratic and confusing to me as only females may, and then comfort me with its inherent logic. It can break your heart. It can make your day.
it must be a woman.
G-Body is definitely a woman!
FreshBot is her twin sister.
I love it when they're both on my site together:)
The invitation for this GoogleDance2002 had a surfing robot and some kind of a wave proclaiming "SERPs Up!"
They then handed out GoogleDance 2002 T-Shirts to everyone in attendance.