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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, August 23, 2007
11 years ago13,380 views

"The "AND" operator is unnecessary – we include all search terms by default."

   ;-D

Mike [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Nice. Now you only need to keep my logged in on Google through to blogoscoped.

Cloudream [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

a birthday cake?

=.=

Cloudream [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

And do you need a Chinese translation for that page? ^ ^

Cd [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

How did you get your page to the top of the search results?

Frog29 [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Does this have anything to do with SEO since you put the text as an image?
Or was it just so that the proper page would show up?

Steve Rubel [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Genius! Encore!

John MacAdam [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

How in the world did you find this out. I think it is hilarious.

John MacAdam [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

oh geez – i didn't even see that it brings it to this site – very clever

Ricardo Lage [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

What about copyright issues? Wouldn't you need their authorization to use/change the logo?

Nathan Weinberg [PersonRank 8]

11 years ago #

Let me guess, the reason it works is that you pre-propogated the search box, right?

sctronlinux [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

:-) We need a Chinese version.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Cool, how long did it took for Google to index it?

Personman [PersonRank 8]

11 years ago #

Very nice. Took me a second. I was disappointed that "make google logo color" didn't work, though.

Cloudream [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I made a Chinese version at googleweb.cloudream.name 黑白Google (Black and white in Chinese) or 黑白谷歌 (Black and white guge)

Now it needs some time to SEO for that domain.

:)

To index one page in google maybe only need 30mins for blogoscoped.com .

Jon M [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Yeah, if he had put the text as actual text, then the blog post would have competed and maybe won for the first position for that search term.

Cool trick though!

Jeremy Mikkola [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Nice SEO trick!

John Honeck [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

That takes some planning, nice job!

Zim [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

haha! funny! Nice "SEO" :P

George R [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Try it with just the three words beginning with "W", "G", and "L".

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

you might wanna change the "Mail" into "Gmail"

mukthar [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

Well,
   See
   google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...
  
  

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

This is G o o g l e's cache of blogoscoped.com/blackandwhite/ as retrieved on 14 Aug 2007 17:41:03 GMT.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]drtimofey

I've found that on the Google/iGoogle homepage the "Mail" and "Gmail" changes interface frequently (must be a datacentre inconsistency).

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

So cool Philipp!!!
I'm impressed.. :)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Nice tip Philipp ^^

photoactive [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It's brilliant. Digg it, people.

mak [PersonRank 5]

11 years ago #

hehe! you fooled me for a minute :)

Ramibotros [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

here's my attempt to test how long this thing can hold on :
make google logo black and white

Grass Circle [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Doesnt work in Google.co.uk you get news.softpedia.com/news/Google ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Nice trick using those "bonus links" Philipp... ;-)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> How did you get your page to the top of the search results?

I linked to it from 55fun.com and gamesforthebrain.com/about/ using the link text "Make Google logo ..." (you know the rest :)). Just two links and some days were needed because the phrase wasn't yet online. I didn't want to link to it from somewhere on this blog because you all might've discovered the surprise. To circumvent Google's anti-Googlebomb algorithm I made sure the text "Make Google logo ..." itself is on the target page, this speeds up the ranking. Still, I think unless some more people start linking to that page using the "Make Google logo ..." text this might soon stop working, because not everyone's using an image to show this phrase like I did in the post :)

With some days time, and by copying the Google homepage (perhaps you can include "it's a parody" in the footer, as that's a copyright exemption...), you can recreate the trick setup with different phrases:
   "make Google logo disappear"
   "rotate Google logo please"
and so on. Just make sure your target phrase isn't yet appearing on any page, so that you don't have big troubles reaching #1 :)

Orli Yakuel [PersonRank 8]

11 years ago #

Very cool!!

wly.it [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

SEO rules!

Stefano Brivio [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Cool trick :)

franz e [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

funny

Michael Scott [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Very cool!

Mark Penix [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

booo, the links are still the default colors... FALSE ADVERTISING!!! haha just kidding.

Mark Penix [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

also, you don't have to proclaim a parody as a parody... a parody by nature is protected in good faith.

dan ion [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Very nice. Cool trick :)

[Signature removed – Tony]

sctronlinux [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I don't do any SEO's thing, but my blog becomes Chinese version of 'Switch Off Colors in Google Logo'. try the link is
google.com/search?hl=zh-cn& ...
It will be linked to the URL: sctronlinux.blog.sohu.com/6089 ...
I only translated this post as often. Because I'm a member of Chinese Google Blogoscoped team.Then find that my article is ranked first place in Google search resaults.

Tim [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

woah, trippy, too bad "make google do my work" doesn't work :-p

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It's now on Digg since some hours:
digg.com/software/Change_the_G ...

I almost think if this makes the Digg frontpage, then the trick will cease working... and lead to Digg!

sctronlinux [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Because of I'm Feeling Lucky button.
Google explain that 'The I'm Feeling Lucky button takes you directly to the first web page Google returned for your query. You will not see the other search results at all. An "I'm Feeling Lucky" search means you spend less time searching for web pages and more time looking at them.'
We will get another SEO method.

Bas [PersonRank 2]

11 years ago #

funny!

George R [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Couldn't you have done the following?

Use normal text instead of the image of text, but make any containing page noindex and nofollow.
This way one could cut and paste the text as usual.
You may want to avoid doing this on the home page and forcing people to go to the permalink page.

George R [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I guess nofollow would not be necessary, since it is not a link.
Just use noindex.

sabadashus [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

cool

then I typed "make google logo color" got the Digg page, signed in to Digg and gave you a vote.

so...

cool

sabadashus at sabadashus

surya [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

cool man...its really nice

princess [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

nice trick

you fooled me for a minute

people believe this or not

i have firefox

and it says in capital letters

" GB GOOGLE "

that means he printed the google page colored it in black and white and took a picture of it put it on google blogscope and when we put that it leads us to here

it's a FAKE people

believe me

i am kinda

a scientist

princess [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

well actually it does not lead us to here here but were he put the photo

princess [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

look go to blogoscoped.com/blackandwhite/ it leads you there

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I'm sorry to burst your know-it-all bubble but; Duh! Read the other comments.com

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Very funny

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

allanjosephbatac[dot]com is now #1... (he/she is writing about your post...)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Ah dang :)

Guess it's time to replace the post's image with real text now, and perhaps link to the page from somewhere else too :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

PS: Anyone who wants to help out, pls link to
blogoscoped.com/blackandwhite/
using the link text "make Google logo black and white" :)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Done, though mine probably won't help. BTW do I just link or write about it or what? I can change if its wrong mysoftwarerecommendations.blog ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Well, if you want to help the link text ought to be "make Google logo black and white"...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

K

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I'm feeling lucky!

It works!!! (again... for the moment...)

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

ok, it works again.

IIIKrazyKiDDIII [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Type "Google Easter Eggs" in google and you will find more fun stuff.

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