Not the Google love I was hoping for

You know, we all desire to get a good ranking with Google, right? Well, here’s one search scenario where I’m really proud to get so high up… πŸ˜‰

PS. Only reason I found out was going through the stats and actually saw a visitor finding my web site through that… DS.


  • Pat says:

    Ha ha, second to "Macaroni and Beef"! LOL Gawd, what a disgusting visual that is!

    Thanks for the chuckle of my day! I could say, cheer up it could be worse, but… ah…. πŸ™‚

  • Hahaha, that's hilarious! πŸ™‚ Worst one I have is a 20 digit number that MSN sends me people from. Like 5 a day.

  • I love having a look through my referal log! My worst ones are "piss party" – what indeed is that!?! and that I hate my current employer – maybe not so good……

  • Yuck… how disgusting!

    Which makes me realize of a good reason why one never should feed our blogs with "keywords" we don't want to be known for, lol…

    I guess not many sites have page rank 6 and over with kewords like that. You are the lucky one, you found a promising niche (just joking, of course)

  • Jules says:

    I'm just glad you didn't link to Google Images with that search term.

  • Martin S. says:

    Awesome. Using a badass language in your posts, don't you? πŸ˜‰

  • Robert Nyman says:

    Thanks guys! πŸ™‚


    Ah, well, who could ever beat Macaroni and Beef? πŸ™‚


    What freaky number can that be?


    Ha ha ha! That's fantastic!


    Probably not! Since you mention it, the fluctuation of PageRank is very interesting. Up to a couple of weeks ago I had PageRank 7, and currently it's 6 (and I know other bloggers who have got lower ones recently as well).

    What's the problem, Google? Even more content? More readers? More links to here? πŸ™‚


    Ha ha! You're welcome! πŸ™‚

    Martin S.,

    Apparently I do. Always the rebel… πŸ™‚

  • Hmm, I appear to have somebody who came to my site via an search for the letter "a". I wonder how high I rank for "z"…

  • Following up: an search for the letter "a", restricted to "Search UK web pages only", has me at 67. At 66 is Dean Edwards, while at 68 is Stuart Langridge!

    So I'm in the best possible company, although it seems a bit weird that three members of the WaSP DSTF should sit in a row on such a ridiculous search.

  • Tommy Olsson says:

    I see in my logs that quite a few people come to my blog after searching for 'fat sex'. I suppose they are rather disappointed when they find a page in Swedish about when I went to a Mackmyra whisky-tasting event. We tested six ('sex' in Swedish) different whiskies from three types of vats ('fat' in Swedish). πŸ™‚

  • Pat says:

    Robert, I never read that post about your stomach flu until you mentioned it here… very interesting writing. Have you ever considered writing a book, you're quite riveting to read.

  • Pat says:

    Oh darn, my post got garbled 'cause I stupidly put the < symbol for real. sorry πŸ™

  • Robert, now that you touched the subject. I am surprised about PR myself. I've been running a blog for about 15 months now.

    While I am a seasoned web developer, I'm kind of new to blogging, and it took me about a year to find the right path for it.

    I was very surprised to find me on page rank 5 one day.

    This is not very impressive, i know. But I was surprised, because, really, my blog is kind of young for that.

    Seems I am second on this very generic search on the only article I wrote about sql.

    Truly, I'm happy, but I am very curious at the same time.

  • adam says:

    Perhaps this post is getting slightly off topic but my site has a page rank of 3 which came as a surprise to me as it only has one inbound link! Feel free to add more πŸ˜‰

    However, Google seems to 'index' the site quite often, is how often a page is updated a factor in PR?

    Great blog, like the tool tips. What library do you use for those?

    See ya!

  • Robert Nyman says:


    Ha, interesting!


    Ah, that's just great! πŸ™‚


    I don't agree entirely with your opinion, but I blush and say thanks! To be honest, I started writing a book many many moons ago, but then life and lots of other obligations came in the way.

    There are about 50 pages lying around just waiting to be continued. πŸ™‚


    Well, congrats! And who knows in what mysterious ways Google and their indexing works!


    I guess you have good and well marked up content then! And yes, in my experience, PageRank is very much indeed affected by the frequency of updating.

    And thanks! The tooltips are from my GLT library.

  • I recently found that one of my articles is found when searching for "creepy things to do to your girlfriend", which is…interesting, and not quite what I was aiming for.

    Though I guess we all should be happy that our sites are nowhere to be found when searching for "miserable failure" πŸ˜‰

  • Robert Nyman says:


    Well, it's always some kind of attention, right? πŸ™‚

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