After watching their superbowl ad, i started searching for something i was very interested in. Me. I’ve had an internet presence since before altavista.digital.com. I’m not hard to find, so i don’t imagine many people googling for me, but i was curious to what i would find.
it made me wonder, what does google really know? They’ve been indexing the internet all day every day for who know’s how long. . . just this week, you’ve visited my website 2400 times (that’s right, more robots then people read this). When i googled myself, i found my twitter profile on top (not entirely surprised), followed by my be3n.com site “under construction” for years. standard. after that, what did i find? Number three on google? Any of my countless profiles on countless websites? Any of my blog posts from here? nah? that’s too easy. google hands you a 3 year old comment i left on a photograph from panoramio.
That comment is listed before any of my more active profiles. It eventually lists my wikipedia user page and my last.fm profile, but that’s later. somethingdotsomething.com barely makes the 2nd page. Only after posts of leetspeak, Even though it is the most frequently updated site i’m involved with. does google prefer consistency to freshness? let me know what you think.