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Is Google going slap happy?

Fri 30 Sep 2005, 09:33 AM



by Ben Langhinrichs
Ethann posted Google must really like me, in which he says:
The last time I checked, my name returned about 700 hits.  When I checked this morning, it returned 11,700 hits.  To be honest I can't see what the difference is between last week and this week, but I'll take it!
I went to check for "Ben Langhinrichs", and I must admit I was surprised:



I may be popular, and I may even answer too many blogs and discussion topics, but there is no way this number is right.  Interestingly, it was 90,800 last night and this morning it is 90,900.  I think Google may have a glitch.

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What has been said:


367.1. Jerry Glover
(09/30/2005 09:17 AM)

Well, I got you beat a little there: 1,900,000 for me. And through the miracle of the blogosphere (that is, most likely the connections to folks like you, Ed, Rich, etc... ) my new blog is the first result displayed! Woohoo!! Instant fame and popularity! Surely the riches can't be far behind...


367.2. Ben Langhinrichs
(09/30/2005 09:21 AM)

Sorry to burst your bubble, but before you get too slap happy yourself, put your name in quotes. Then you only get 670 hits. Still a lot, but not over a million


367.3. Bruce Elgort
(09/30/2005 04:22 PM)

204,000 for me.... OK somebody burst my ego bubble please :-)


367.4. Ethann Castell
(30/09/2005 07:00 PM)

@Jerry - I hope that you are right because I've already started spending the riches... :-)


367.5. Richard Schwartz
(10/01/2005 08:55 PM)

283,000 for me... but "Richard Schwartz" is a far more common name than "Ben Langhinrichs". I do come up as the first hit, but I share my name with a number writers, college professors. journalists, and even some other bloggers.


367.6. Jerry Glover
(10/02/2005 11:15 AM)

Gee, thanks for the reality check there Ben. Oh well, less hits, but I'm still #1!! :-)