A Story of Hope, Liberty, Equality and the Pursuit of Google

by Devanshu Mehta

A few weeks ago “Wordlog.com”:http://www.wordlog.com put out a “request to all it’s readers”:http://wordlog.com/archives/2005/05/19/help-needed-with-google/ soliciting help to get listed on Google. This is a legitimate, popular and very useful (bloggers: it’s a must-bookmark) site for “WordPress”:http://www.wordpress.org users and it was a shame that it hadn’t been indexed by “Google”:http://www.google.com in it’s 1+ year of existence. “This web site”:http://scienceaddiction.com” has been up less than a week and it already has been indexed; “albeit erroneously”:http://www.google.com/search?q=scienceaddiction.com&hl=en. Now after weeks of suggestions, following through on superstitions and some fan action (including a message from yours truly to google about the travesty) “wordlog.com”:http://www.wordlog.com is finally “listed in google”:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=site:wordlog.com a total of 300 times “thanks to a well put together letter by wordlog’s Carthik Sharma”:http://wordlog.com/archives/2005/06/12/now-in-google/. He wrote a letter to Google and it paid off! “Some of the suggestions”:http://wordlog.com/archives/2005/05/19/help-needed-with-google/ he got are ludicrous but others are actually useful for people looking to get listed in Google. In my experience, the best way (unless you are as unlucky as wordlog) is to get linked from multiple reputable locations.