Piano Man Move Over...
If you Google the word Joel, of course it's joelonsoftware.com that is the most relevant link. www.billyjoel.com comes in at a paltry #3.
Wow he comes up higher than Joel Coen as well. Interesting. I suspect it is because geeks are prolific linkers.
christopher baus (www.baus.net)
what does linking have to do with google ranking?
>what does linking have to do with google ranking?<
PageRank is a misconception. Google really does it ornithologically http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html
IA: How did you ever find such a great link? That's so random! (but very amusing). I couldn't find any references to it on the Google site.
I think it was an April Fools joke that Google did last year.
>I think it was an April Fools joke that Google did last year.
In the U.S., April 1 is "April Fool's Day." It's a day that's traditional for pulling pranks on other people -- making them the "April Fool." This is an example of such a prank.
As an aside, if you pull an aprils fool day trick AFTER 12pm you're the one considered a fool. Or atleast, that's how it was explained to me through my childhood in NZ.
Jack of all
Oh! I am aware of the April Fool's Day and it is commonly observed (?) in India, but I couldn't relate the article with the date since no date was mentioned on the web page. I also did not relate link the previous post with its literal meaning.
Lol. That's the problem with jokes on the web -- they can live long past the joke is over.
Is it legal to claim PigeonRank as TM'd? I'd be very surprised if they had actually filed it. Anyway, surely the joke is inspired by the Avian Carriers RFC?
Evidently all jokes and matter of humorous content now have to observe all existing trademarks and not spuriously claim patent applied licence numbers in case anyone is misled into thinking that it might be real.
Turn it around - let's say I claimed a TM on something and then if someone questioned it I could just say "it was a joke". It would make the whole trademark thing a joke (tm).
weblogs are killing google.
Actually I think metasites and aggregators are killing google. If you try to search on something that remotely resembles a female star's name, be prepared to get pages and pages of "see her nude" sites. And if you're searching for programming tips, there will be a LOT of duplication from sites that simply aggregate articles from other sites.
"Is it legal to claim PigeonRank as TM'd?"
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Why would you want an unregistered trademark?
jack of all wrote, "if you pull an aprils fool day trick AFTER 12pm you're the one considered a fool."
J. D. Trollinger
That may be the case, but Microsoft has changed all of that. 12:00 noon is now 12:00 PM, according to that clock thingy in the taskbar.
If you search google for 'pigeonrank' it replies with: 'Did you mean: "pagerank"'.
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