This is the best Google bug I've seen in a while.

In the process of verifying that I was still listed as the #1 result for a "penis puppets" search (don't ask), I noticed something funny near the bottom of the page. If you click the screen shot at the right, you'll notice what I did.

Google indexed the results of the same search from AOL's search and gave it a relatively high PageRank.


I wonder how long that will last.

Posted by jzawodn at May 20, 2003 04:11 PM

Reader Comments
# Jon said:

Probably some freak linked to that search result and Google thought, "hey if they linked it must be great stuff". However, I thought AOL searches were powered by Google... That would be funny.

on May 20, 2003 04:25 PM
# Paul said:

Wow. The screen font on your browser is terrible! What is that?

on May 21, 2003 12:10 AM
# Joe Grossberg said:


Why do you use Galeon? Particularly, why instead of Mozilla or Phoenix/Firebird?

I've searched your blog for "galeon" and haven't found a relevant post.

Are widgets that match your GTK theme that important?

on May 21, 2003 12:14 PM
# Mark A. Hershberger said:

This has been around for quite some time, so I doubt that Google sees it as a bug. Check out the top hit for "french military defeats" -- it's a weblog that lists referers on the same page. It hit the top shortly after Dan Lyke posted the article.

I've gotten more than a couple of email queries for help hacking into girlfriend's/boyfriend's/friend's web-based email because one of my pages lists searrch results.

Also, I have the highest non-search-page hit for "kaaza hacks" and "kazaa hacks" for the same reason. This is /the/ secret to high google rankings.

on May 25, 2003 02:32 PM
# Prashant said:

How much time does Google generally take to index personal pages such as those at Tripod , geocities etc??

on July 19, 2003 10:26 PM
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