Jun
19
2009

When Google knows your name

Today is Friday and I usually like to end the week on a lighter note. Nothing serious so if you do not have 3 minutes right away to read this post, you can always come back to it.  I won’t be mad. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. That is the popular lyrics from the old TV program “Cheers”.  There is something I like to do once in a while. I often Google my name, yes my birth given name (First and last name, not SkyDomains or any of my other domain names) just to see what comes up. From this simple and somewhat elementary action, I can often learn a lot. Mostly  it lets me know what Google feels is most important to my name, what domain, what event. Some years back, I had to put my name in quotation marks or Google will return every Frankie and all the Latin associations with the ALADI acronym before it gets to me. Over the past 3 years, my relationship with Google has improved and we are now on first and last name  basis without quotes.

Last week when I found out someone had lifted my domain name as the title of his typo site, I was so furious aftwerwards that I miss typed my name while I was trying to make sure non of my brands or worse my name have been polluted. (I did not do my name typo intentionally, I am a natural bad speller) but Google’s reply had me grinning from ear to ear. It was a simple bold captioned question in red “Do you mean Frankie Aladi” I felt like I have arrived or at least boarded the train. For most of  you this is no big deal but I celebrate the little things in life and hopefully you did not mind my sharing.  Great will be the day when you type in “Frankie” and Google returns ” Do you mean Frankie Aladi’

Now lets go out and have a fab weekend. To all the fathers out there, I wish you an amazing spirit filled weekend.

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