Thursday, March 01, 2007

More Fun with Google

I think of TommyWonk as occupying a modest niche in the blogging ecosystem, which makes it fun to note those occasions when my little blog rises to the top of the Google search results for specific topics.
In the last 24 hours, TommyWonk has been displayed at the top of Google search results for two current environmental topics:
I certainly can't claim any original thought in either of these posts. But somehow what I wrote fit the specs for these searches. It's easy to think of blogging a transitory phenomenon, but through the magic of the Google, at least some of what I write has a shelf life that lasts longer than the news cycle.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your more than '15 seconds of fame'.

My concern,(particularly when one discusses a topic that one presumes is important, such as global warming,) is exactly how few hits it took to put one there.

It amazes me that the future of the world receives the tiniest fraction of attention when compared to the future of a hairless divorced pop star, or a heiress from Paris, (Hilton, that is).

But, then I am as guilty as everyone else, I suppose.

3:51 AM, March 02, 2007  
Blogger Tom Noyes said...

Nice turn of phrase: "a hairless divorced pop star, or a heiress from Paris." Did Cole Porter write that? Maybe you should be in pop music yourself.

The search results don't represent all page views for the subjects, just those for specific combinations of words. I've learned that Google searches favor blog post headlines that contain the words specified.

8:15 AM, March 02, 2007  

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