Wow. A Google search for "open source blog" ranks me pretty high. I'm not sure what to think of that. Makes you wonder how much they rank the incoming links compared to the page titles and h1/h2/h3 tags.

If nothing else, yeay for referer logs! :-)

In unrelated news, Sprnt's ever-flakey network is making it difficult to check my mail this morning. Grr.

Posted by jzawodn at January 06, 2003 07:44 AM

Reader Comments
# Scott Johnson said:

And I'm right after you! Very cool. It does make you wonder though about this. Are we really that important?

on January 6, 2003 08:04 AM
# Joe Grossberg said:

Jeremy -- What do you use for your referral stats? I'm soon moving to MT from Blogger, and want to get some recommendations of what is good.

on January 6, 2003 08:37 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Right now, I'm doing this:


on January 6, 2003 09:46 AM
# kasia said:

I don't even rank for open source..
but not bad for unix blog :)

on January 6, 2003 12:38 PM
# Dan Isaacs said:

I'm at the top for "Fuck Miami". :)

on January 6, 2003 01:21 PM
# Gavin Estey said:

I'm #4 for "rate my rack" :)

on January 6, 2003 01:52 PM
# Gerald said:

Jeremy, very smart. Now as you use "open source blog" in page title, h3-tag and so on you will be at the top position after next google update :)

on January 6, 2003 05:36 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

You've caught on to my evil plan!

on January 6, 2003 05:38 PM
# Gerald said:

Yes, you know your business ;-) And you have chosen a clever date for this post. Further on we should discuss on this topic at intervals of round about one month.

on January 7, 2003 05:09 PM
# Jesse Lawrence said:

You're ranked #1 now!!

on February 23, 2003 10:30 PM
# Gerald said:

Yes, just as predicted :) And i claim it will be number 1 for "open source blog" for next google update too.

on March 1, 2003 07:32 AM
# Gerald Steffens said:

Though the PageRank of the JZ-blog dropped and it's not any longer the number 1 for a search at "Jeremy" this "open source blog" article is more resistant against Googles algo-changes. It's still the number 1 entry. And I guess that it will last for a long time. But what's about the blog entry page and the search for Jeremy? A lot of index-pages and similar other pages like the JZ-blog entry page have been dropped down in ranking - this change seems to be really unnatural. Let's wait some days or weeks and they will come back!

on June 21, 2003 04:27 AM
# quality said:

That makes me also wonder... Are you guys really that important that you should rank so high? I guess it is not a bad thing, but it is kind of strange that you would be #1 when there is over 3 billion pages in the directory!

on September 4, 2003 04:36 PM
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