Has anybody kept track of Metafilter's Google PageRank? November 28, 2001 6:24 PM   Subscribe

Has anybody kept track of Metafilter's Google PageRank? (the little green bar on the Google IE toolbar...dunno how else to view it) Creeping upward, I suspect, but I'm curious. As you all know, as it increases Metafilter threads become better candidates to be included in search results. I'm seeing more and more of them.
posted by lbergstr to MetaFilter-Related at 6:24 PM (15 comments total)

Are you kidding? I get so many slashdot and metafilter results in random searches that google should start offering a filter.
posted by skallas at 6:34 PM on November 28, 2001


You want to know how often google indexes a part of MetaFilter?

From the first three weeks of November's stats, Google's bot is more popular than all Netscape browsers combined and robots requested more pages than all Apple Macintosh visitors combined.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:06 PM on November 28, 2001


so are you saying that I will be replaced eventually? guess I should have studied for the turing test...
posted by machaus at 7:14 PM on November 28, 2001


If you do a search for "kindall," my MeFi user profile is the #1 result. Boggles the mind.
posted by kindall at 7:28 PM on November 28, 2001


Hmm, mine's 8th. Which is pretty good for a fairly common name-unit.
posted by j.edwards at 7:40 PM on November 28, 2001


You want to know how often google indexes a part of MetaFilter?

No...if I understand PageRank right, it's a measurement of how often other pages link to MetaFilter, thus MetaFilter's "credibility" on the web.
MetaFilter's PageRank is pretty high, so if a page on MetaFilter links to page x, it'll carry more weight than some random's page linking to x, and be more likely to show up in Google's search results.
posted by lbergstr at 9:15 PM on November 28, 2001


eek! I'm ruined!

______________________
Google Search on rushmc:

Metafilter | Comments on 12072
... We are blessed. We are better than you. We are Americans. Get over it.
posted by rushmc at 9:19 PM on November 28, 2001


geoff will now shamelessly will put up links to increase hits.
posted by geoff. at 9:24 PM on November 28, 2001


Am I reading this right? Is the #8 search term for the month "bukkake"?

Right on.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:57 PM on November 28, 2001


Jeez. I typed in my username to Google and my profile page was the 8th highest result. That's amazingly high.
posted by salmacis at 5:42 AM on November 29, 2001


Mine comes up first, along with some of my comments.
posted by eyeballkid at 7:51 AM on November 29, 2001


This is so embarassing. Even freakin' Google thinks I post too much!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:59 AM on November 29, 2001


MeFi comes up 17th for "Neale".

Keep in mind MeFi has to beat out wwgb, Zora Neale Hurston, and a shark if it wants the #1 spot.

And, of course, the aptly named conversations with God.
posted by Neale at 8:23 AM on November 29, 2001


I already knew there can be but one WonderChicken (with a head, at least).

This was an unexpected thing, though. Looks like quonsar mirrored 11629! That's cool.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:59 PM on December 1, 2001


Even freakin' Google thinks I post too much!


Don't worry, Miguel. I, for one, don't think you do, anymore.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:01 PM on December 1, 2001


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