AskMe in google search results. March 12, 2007 12:01 AM   Subscribe

So, is anybody else noticing that askme is showing up more often in google searches now that the title is in the URL? It seems like any kind of obscure search I do now has ask metafilter entry somewhere in the top 5.
posted by empath to MetaFilter-Related at 12:01 AM (16 comments total)

for example (third result)
posted by delmoi at 12:09 AM on March 12, 2007

I think that was sort of the idea, wasn't it?
posted by rossination at 12:14 AM on March 12, 2007

Is it already? That's cool.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:14 AM on March 12, 2007

fourth result
posted by delmoi at 12:16 AM on March 12, 2007

second result
posted by delmoi at 12:19 AM on March 12, 2007

makes sense. yay sensible SEO.
posted by dhammond at 12:40 AM on March 12, 2007

It's interesting to note that in [should i dump my girlfriend] none of the keywords are in the URL (except for 'I', but come on) and in [disposing of a body], the thread was from before titles existed so there are no keywords in its URL. So the SERP positioning of both of these seem to have nothing to do with the new URL scheme.
posted by Rhomboid at 12:42 AM on March 12, 2007

It's somehow reassuring that searching for "it hurts when I pee" doesn't return askme in the top 5 results. Not even on the first page of results. See, we're healthy people.
posted by nadise at 3:00 AM on March 12, 2007 [1 favorite]

nadise: I think it's not on here because everyone knows the answer to that already: don't pee!
posted by aubilenon at 4:57 AM on March 12, 2007 [1 favorite]

Rhomboid is right. Do a search on something a little less obscure that's been covered in AskMe.
posted by Dave Faris at 5:02 AM on March 12, 2007

We're #1! We're #1!
posted by ColdChef at 6:10 AM on March 12, 2007

Yahoo! Answers trounces us.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:00 AM on March 12, 2007

Sadly, the idealic childhood memory of finding porn in the woods will drift into the ether of history, thanks to the Internet.
posted by delmoi at 8:27 AM on March 12, 2007

I love the idea that serial killers everywhere will eventually become members of the Metafilter community because they typed "how do I dispose of a body" into google.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:28 AM on March 12, 2007

We're #1! We're #1!

Yes, but I'm #3 for that search. Which is a way higher juice/person ratio. *capers, whistles cheerily*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:46 PM on March 12, 2007

Note that, in the search where delmoi has AskMe as the fourth result, the fifth result is a now-deleted post from Yahoo! Answers that says:

...She tied me to a chair, left, then came back with a bowl of her own feces. she started tormenting me with it... (The Google cache for that page is pretty funny.)

Just sayin'. This thread is interesting, though I have to wonder how some of these were found...
posted by SuperNova at 9:36 PM on March 13, 2007

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