Googling for A2K topics

Reply Sun 16 Feb, 2003 03:30 pm
How many A2K topics can you find in not only the first page of Google search results, but listed as the first result of all, by using a search string of 5 words or less?

Keep in mind that Google is constantly spidering all over the place (many, many sites other than ours), so what works today might not work as well tomorrow.

This isn't a requirement or anything; it's just a (hopefully) fun way of doing a down-and-dirty search for topics which potential members will be able to find without bending over backwards.

Oh, and another thing - your five words can't contain any of the following:
* able2know
* able2know.com
* a2k

Happy Hunting!
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Reply Sun 16 Feb, 2003 03:33 pm
1) Search string: "salman rushdie" fury discussion
Google results: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22salman+rushdie%22+fury+discussion
A2K url: http://able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2638

2) Search string: technology theories mind
Google results: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=technology+theories+mind
A2K url: http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=781
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Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2003 12:02 pm
Very Happy

1. Search string: digression "new furniture" "old house"
Google results: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=digression+%22old+furniture%22+%22new+house%22
A2K url: http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=709&start=590

2. Search string: "your favorite type" "performing art"
Google results: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22your+favorite+type%22+%22performing+art%22
A2K url: http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=148&highlight=

3. Search string: "Future History" "Two Bush Administrations"
Google results: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22future+history%22+%22two+bush+administrations%22
A2K url: http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1621
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Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2003 12:59 pm
macsm11- Way to go gal! Very Happy
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Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2003 01:17 pm
Oooh, these are excellent!

One way to do this is to work backwards from current topics (that's how I did it; don't know if this is how you did it, mac) and use the key words from those topics' titles in varying combinations (with and without quotes, for example) in my Google searches. I also try to concentrate on topics which have been visited by newbies because I'm sure that's the logical progression -
* person wants info
* person loads query into Google
* Google returns A2K as its top response
* person clicks on A2K link and visits site
* person wants to respond, so they register
* person responds
* we welcome person who becomes our friend forever

Or, something like that. :wink:
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2003 01:21 pm
So I do hope, many people will want info about me, since the first Google response is my A2K-profile. :wink:
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2003 03:23 pm
When you use another search maschine, namely http://www.kartoo.com/
it is very interesting to see the results in a graphical and networked format.
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Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2003 05:52 pm
In a twist, here's one search which takes you to the old server (the golf game):

Search string: "Mini Putt Putt Golf" small
Google results: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22Mini+Putt+Putt+Golf%22+small
A2K url: http://www.members.lycos.co.uk/able2know/golf.htm
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Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2003 09:36 pm
I've been finding these by looking thru the forums for likely candidates and then trying various combinations of words, with and without quotes, on Google. I tried looking at where the newbies have landed, but found that to be less fruitful. I'll try some more.

Search string: "prefer your steak"
Google results: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22prefer+your+steak%22
A2K url: http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4289

Search string: microsoft "more vulnerabilities" "operating systems"
Google results: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=microsoft+more+vulnerabilities+operating+systems&btnG=Google+Search
A2K url: http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1312

Search string: "Dr. Atkins vindicated"
Google results: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22dr.+atkins+vindicated%22&btnG=Google+Search
A2K url: http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4350
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Reply Sun 23 Feb, 2003 09:40 pm
Wow this is good stuff.
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