Searching for the obvious

29 March 2005   0 comments   Wondering

Mind That Age!

This blog post is 13 years old! Most likely, its content is outdated. Especially if it's technical.

Have you ever searched Google for something obvious like "news", "software" or "internet"? I have, but doing it felt very original.

Before reading on (unless it's too late) to guess what you'd find on the top spot of a Google search if you search for "news".

Ok, here are the results.

Searching for news
  1. news.bbc.co.uk/
  2. www.cnn.com/
  3. www.foxnews.com/

Searching for software
  1. www.tucows.com/
  2. www.download.com/
  3. www.apache.org/ not bad apache!

Searching for internet
  1. www.microsoft.com/ Thee PageRank gurus
  2. www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.asp page about Internet Explorer
  3. www.ipl.org/ (University of Michigan)

Searching for hardware
  1. www.tomshardware.com/ they deserve this
  2. www.hardwarecentral.com/hardwarecentral/
  3. ww.anandtech.com/ who are you?

Searching for search engine
  1. searchenginewatch.com/ I guess that's fair
  2. www.lycos.com/
  3. www.altavista.com/

On the "search engine" search, where is MSN (bottom of second page) and why isn't Google on the top spot (6th spot). Maybe this "proves" that Google doesn't fiddle with their database :)

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