February 06, 2004

Weblog marketing opportunities

Yesterday's USA Today had a front-page article on high Google rankings as a marketing tool. The (nonexistent) Language Log marketing department is (alas not) working on how to leverage our current high search engine rankings for "incall" (#1), "the difference between right and wrong" (#2), "emo girls" (#7) "wedding vowels" (#1), "high jinx" (#5), "something I need to know" (#1), "captive bolt stunner" (#6) "communication tricks" (#1) and "talking parrot bbc" (#1), all taken from searches that reached our site in the past hour, according to the referrer logs.

[Update: from a sample taken a couple of hours later, I can add "he she sex adult" (#2), along with less lucrative placements such as "autodidacts", "welcome new overlords", and "nuclear pronunciation".]

Posted by Mark Liberman at February 6, 2004 05:28 PM