Using Google as a Top 5 List

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Stop posting top 5 lists to your own blog and start posting them directly to Google. Check out what the top 5 subdomains spell out.

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Cheap tricks

;-)

yey

it got posted :) the guys at digitalpoint forums are already trying to screw with the results. funny.

Maybe I'm missing something,

Maybe I'm missing something, but that example seems kind of, what's the word I'm looking for? Childish?

Sure, it's an interesting concept, but really - what's the practicle purpose? To show clients it can be done?

Great - go score the top 5 sports for a non-competitive term.

I will grant you, though, that it's pretty cool and they obviously put some thought into it to get them in order.

Non-Spectacular

It may not be a spectacular display of capabilities to us in the industry, but to average joe client I think it makes a pretty effective statement: Look what we can do. Putting them in order was pretty darn clever as well.

How they did it

The owner of said list (so it's claimed) has given his methods at DP.

http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showpost.php?p=1312978&postcount=52

Clever and creative

Nice work - you can judge it's success by how many people try to copy the technique:)

A bit cheesy too - but I'm not a hater.

I think you need to coin a term for the process of listing a message with multiple subdomains on google - perhaps "googlestringing" or "googlelisting" or something.

Very Clever

Hey - hats off to them - a very creative idea, and well executed. And look at all the link love/ word of mouth/ buzz they're getting....
I wish I had that much free time to think up cool stunts...

Way to go rjonesx!

That's my man!

<secret handshake />

SB

:) Glad it has been well received...

Yeah, its definitely something anyone here could do in a heartbeat, so I am looking forward to more.

Stuntdubl: We tried to come up with something - google{}ing - but couldn't. Any ideas would be well received and, whoever comes up with a good name will probably get a nice blog linkbait out of it.

Thanks again :)

Googlescalping

(Since I spend a lot of time doing music stuff...)

It reminds me of ticket scalpers who somehow manage to get all the best seats in the house. So, I say "Googlescalping."

G-pwning

:-)

Hmmm...

Googletopping

Googlelisting

Googleordering

Googleordinalling

Googletrifecta-ing

Googleslamdunking

Googlereddening

Googleembarrassing

Googlesupercalifragalisticespialadociousing

Googleantidisestablishmentarianisming

SB

Funny Idea .. could be a serious problem

I gotta admit that was pretty funny.. but that might be the straw that broke the camel's back.

3ed level names have been subjected to abuse by multiple sites, such as craig's list (even if not on purpose).

Google Search for Queer Forum where nearly the top 100 results are all from craig's list.

This is a problem that is on par with the 302 Hijack issue from last year.. and based upon this being plastered on Threadwatch as well as other areas, I suspect that Google will come down hard on 3ed level names, just as they did with 302 redirects (where having a 302 click tracking system on your site could threaten your rankings dramatically).

I have been advising my clients not to use 3ed level names for this exact reason, because they could literally find themselves in a bind in a few months because of expliots like this..

Don't get me wrong, the concept is funny... and I am all on board with comical PR .. however this does show a serious problem in Google's algo that might be the straw that broke the camel's back.

me too

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I have been advising my clients not to use 3ed level names for this exact reason, because they could literally find themselves in a bind in a few months because of expliots like this..

heh heh... I have been advising other SEOs not to use 3ed level names, too. What a bad idea. Don't do it. Really ;-)

Seriously, though, this trick wasn't about subdomains but cascaded on-page factors and the old third-party doorway page for a non-competitive SERP. No big deal. The use of the subdomain for the message was clever, but not an essential component.

Admire the PR...

Excellent..

Oh.. Mr Burns was voting for 'the Founder'... What is grey usually fades to black..

Any ideas would be well received

I'd have it as a Royal GoogleFlush - but maybe I've been playing too much poker recently ;)

At least we get to easily categorise the copy-cats when they don't get them in sequence

I like that...

Royal GoogleFlush - Excellent :)

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