Search Results that are Right, not Bombed, I am not the Greatest Living American Despite what Google Says
PR Web and CNN have sent the search term Greatest Living American to the top of the trends list, once again. As Colbert was just made Webby Person of the year and the press release claimed him to be Greatest Living American. Well not so fast my Bear Hating Foe! I earned that title Fair and Square, and so 3,000 people an hour are searching right now and finding my name, not yours at the top of the chart.
I am the Greatest Living American Search Engine Optimizer as well. So if you want to enjoy the rewards that come from a top ranking you should send an e-mail to Brandon at Xyhd.tv .
That said. I want to point out that doing the search on my search engine (isayhello.com) returns a more correct result, a great article from The Huffington Post about Norman Borlaug, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.
It then goes on to links about the race for Greatest Living American and Steven Colbert, because if you were searching today that is what you were really looking for. Not my name.
The race for Greatest Living American was part of why I started ISayHello.com . Search results should not be so easy to manipulate, and they should return what you were looking for, not what some one wants to show you.
Jonah Stein, Rand Fishkin, and even I, make our livings manipulating "The Google" for fun and profit. And we are the "good" guys. There are thousands of Black Hats that spend their day figuring out how to get the most traffic for terms so they can infect you with ad and spyware, or sell you herbal viagra.
As Scott Karp points out, there is too much of the same thing, and too many people competing to be at the top that don’t deserve to be. Everyone who wants to be on the A list has to cover all the top stories. And everyone who wants to climb off the B list has to out rank them. The result is that we end up getting top news results from XYHD.tv rather than the Huffington Post. Don’t get me wrong I think I add to the story, but I should be number 2 after you read the facts, you can read my OpEd on the topic.
Key Word Search is broken, and strictly computer generated search is broken. A hybrid is the future, and I’m working to get it there.
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