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Authors Answer 81 – Google Search Visibility

I guess I haven’t done a good enough job of raising my visibility so far, and apparently I’m a motorcycle or something?

I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

Google, the most important search engine on the entire internet, and authors want to be on it. They want to be the first search item listed when their name is searched. The number one link should be an author’s website or blog. But sometimes, names aren’t exclusive to the author. They’re not always unique. Sometimes they’re surprising.

320px-Modern-ftn-pen-cursiveQuestion 81 – Have you ever Googled your name? What did you find that surprised you?

Jean Davis

There are a lot of people named Jean Davis, and many of them have obituaries. At least I show up on page one as my author self. Yay for Google.

H. Anthe Davis

Going by my real name, I can’t find myself at all — there are too many of me.  Going by my pen name (which is just an adaptation of my real name), I only find my works and the blogs I’ve posted…

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What’s a “marcbot space spino”?

I was looking at my search engine terms and noticed a few things. Most of them have had something to do with either Spinosaurus or the Cannae Drive (the quantum vacuum plasma thruster), which seems to go against the “long posts index better” advice I’ve heard.

But one term I saw a few days about was “marcbot space spino”. What? I’ve never even mentioned MARCbot (until now). I can actually guess how my blog came up for that search  (“space” and “spinosaurus” are consecutive in my tag cloud.), but why was anyone searching for that word salad in the first place?

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