Thursday, January 25th, 2007
I got a weird idea and started googling all the letters of the alphabet to see which pages had managed to SEO themselves into the top position. The results are quite interesting — well, to be honest, some are boring, but perhaps half are surprises — and you can see some trends: W3C specifications and Wikipedia entries for letters are common, if not on the top position then in the first page. Also Google has trouble with apostrophes, so the top hits for the letter s are all companies with names ending in ‘s. Jennifer Lopez is the only person who makes it to the list, but when I re-checked the results today (I did the initial searches yesterday) she had been bumped down to fifth place for the letter J. She’s still in my list because I kept all the data from the first run, and it would be a shame to remove the only person.
Read on for the complete list.