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How Many Clicks From Google.com?  (View post)

Ted [PersonRank 0]

Thursday, May 25, 2006
13 years ago13,007 views

Isn't every site one click away, unless the site is not in google's index? Hard to imagine someone who reads this site would not have their site in the index!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Ted so how are you gonna manage to get to your site in accordance with the rules? Please describe... remember, no typing in the search box...

Ryan Govostes [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I'm not sure how this works. Doesn't this mean we have to go through the Google Blog or something?

rgov.org/

There, now you can get it from:

Start: Google.com
1: About Google
2: Google Blog
3: Philipp Lenssen's Google Blogoscoped
4: Comments (for How Many Clicks From Google.com?)
5: rgov.org/

That's 5 clicks. I win :-D

TheMatt [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I am zero clicks away (with a keyboard)... Ctrl+L,www.google.com,Enter,Ctrl+Tab,Tabx10,matt thompson,Tabx33,Enter,Ctrl+Tab

Now to figure out how to get to my site without one...

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

4

radioactiveyak.blogspot.com

1. more
2. Co-op
3. Other Resources
4. Cricket Subscription Links and Google Co-op

That's 4, I've got you beat :)

Ryan Govostes [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

The rules say... "you are not allowed to type anything (or use other devices that let you input text unless the website itself provides them)" ... so strictly through hard-coded links.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

1. more
2. google toolbar
3. test beta
4. gallery
5. blogs
6. my site

Ryan Govostes [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I think Phillip has us both beat – took 3 links to get to his site (see my first post).

Kevin Fox [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

I tie with Phillip at 3 clicks. About Google -> Google Blog -> Fury.com

Then again, it comes down to what you define as 'your site'. If I work on the Google home page, is my score 0?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Ryan:
> 4: Comments (for How Many Clicks From Google.com?)

But you typed your URL here... I think that doesn't count :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> If I work on the Google home page, is my score 0?

If you're in the team actively working on the Google homepage I'd say you "own" it... by that definition I think you own at least Gmail :)

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I'm not even going to post how many clicks it takes for me.... :-(

Michael Nguyen [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

4 for me.

1. About
2. Google Blog
3. Search Engine Journal
4. Social Patterns

Cindy [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #


more > directory > recreation > humor > personal pages > C > candygenius.com

6 clicks but I'm there!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I'm covering for all our Top Forum Member :)-

Start: Google.com
1: About Google
2: Google Blog
3: Philipp Lenssen's Google Blogoscoped
4. Forum Link
[Scroll down]
5) top Member Links
6) Click on your respect handle :)-
7) click on results

I think this covers most of the folks in here :)-

Danny Sullivan [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

2 (or 3 depending on how you count)

Click 1: About
google.com/intl/en/about.html

Click 2: Google Blog
googleblog.blogspot.com/
--then listed in What We're Reading

Click 3: To reach the SEW Blog
blog.searchenginewatch.com/blo ...

But this is more fun

Click 1: About
google.com/intl/en/about.html

Click 2: Press
google.com/intl/en/press/index ...

Click 3: Milestones
google.com/intl/en/corporate/h ...

The SEW awards are listed in the 2002 section.

Kevin Fox [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

> If you're in the team actively working on the Google homepage I'd say you "own" it... by that definition I think you own at least Gmail :)

Fair enough, then I'm 2: Google.com -> more -> Gmail

Now if Gmail were made a tab I'd be 1. ;-)

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Thanks, /pd... :-) I'm not so far away after all....

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

actually we all share the same "click" rank/rate --even though we may have different personnranks (yeah Phillips Alo'gs) or even number of posts!! :)-

we all are equal here!! LOL

Elias KAI [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

1 – About Google
2- Google blog
3 – Archives september 2005
4 We got letters Google KAI baby boy named google

Elias KAI [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

1 – About Google
2- Google blog
3 – Archives October 2005 / sorry archives october 2005
4 – We got letters Google KAI baby boy named google

Philipp 4 for my boy Oliver

Jens Minor [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

1. more
2. Toolbar
3. Test Beta
4. Button Gallery
5. Blogs
6. GoogleWatchBlog

not bad ;-)

SCJM [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

This site used to be like 8 on a search for "google"

if this were still the case one could just drag the "Google" from the bottom into the search box then click that result.

Also one could drag letters around and spell out your site name.

This is probably cheating though.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

hey Jen , dont you think that you compress that to about 3 cliks ?

Jens Minor [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

how can i do that?

P.S. My name is "Jens" ;-)

mrbene [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Aiming for the most :)

1 – "About Google"
2 – "Firefox w/ Google Toolbar"
3 – "Learn More: Firefox"
4 – "Extensions"
5 – "Firefox Add-ons"
6 – "Adblock"
7 – "The Adblock Crew"
8 – " adblock.mozdev.org\"
9 – "Forum"
10 – "Memberlist"
11- "Total Posts"
12 – "Decending"
13 – "Sort"
14 – "Bene"
15- " bene.sitesled.com/adblock.htm\ ...

/bene.

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

3 here :)

news
any link that says "ZDNet"
"Google" in the list of blogs

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Jens I cant reproduce your steps.. :(- I dont see a hardlink titled "test beta"

Jens Minor [PersonRank 3]

13 years ago #

"New! Test the latest Toolbar Beta", under the toolbar-download-button.

Mark Draughn [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

Five

1: About Google
2: Google Blog
3: Philipp Lenssen's Google Blogoscoped
4: About
5: windypundit.com (it pays to say nice things about Philipp)

Jason Schramm [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

Which site? I have so many, but all could be found by getting to Nathan's InsideGoogle and then branching out from there. So I'd say it's about 4, 5, or 6 depending on which of my sites I want to get to.

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

SEARCH ENGINES Web has Everyone Beat!!!!

Google Search Box is one of the many on the HOMEPAGE of the site

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search-engines-web.com/

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I don't suppose you count answers of mine at Google Answers? Even then, I have to click through to Google UK before I can click to Google Answers. The alternative is:

1. more
2. Directory
3. Computers
4. Programming
5. Languages
6. Eiffel
7. Object-Oriented language: Eiffel
8. Eiffel Software Directory (one of my sites)

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Hang on, I can improve on my previous score by inserting a convenient link here:

roger-browne.com

Now it drops from 8 clicks to 6:

1. About Google
2. Google Blog
3. Philipp Lenssen's Google Blogoscoped
4. Forum
5. How Many Clicks From Google.com?
6. The link above.

Talk about a Heisenclick!

Edney Souza [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I can do in 11 clicks considering that i have to switch language / country i think its good enough :)

more > directory > World > Português > Regional > América do Sul > Brasil > Sociedade e Cultura > Páginas Pessoais > S > interney.net

Car [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I wonder how many clicks it would be if you didn't go through the google blog or any blog site.

To get to one of my sites it took about 8 from the more, directory.....

Melanie Phung [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #


I'm now on a quest to figure out if it's even possible to get to my site without going through the Directory. (I probably wouldn't have thought of it if I hadn't read it above, so it feels like cheating).

Google.com Homepage
More >>
Google Directory
   /Computers
   /Internet
   /Web_Design_and_Development
   /Promotion
   /Weblogs/
SEO by the Sea
All About Content (me)

Melanie Phung [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I should have learned this in high school: always check your work before you turn it in. Right after I posted the reply above, I came up with this:

Google.com Homepage
About
Google Blog
Search Engine Journal
SEO by the SEA

Ken Kuhl [PersonRank 7]

13 years ago #

5 to my 'commercial site' ;) and 6 to my personal page.

start: www.google.com
1: more >> (google.com/intl/en/options/)
2: Directory (google.com/dirhp)
3: Food (google.com/Top/Recreation/Food ...)
4: Fast Food (google.com/Top/Recreation/Food ...)
5: Fast Food Facts -mine! (foodfacts.info)
- – - – - -
6: To get to my personal hompage I can click on my name in the copyright at the bottom of Fast Food Facts.)

Ken Kuhl [PersonRank 7]

13 years ago #

PS:
"Heisenclick!" wow, love that Roger!
and btw, great idea Philipp!

David Berkowitz [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I'm not sure, but hopefully by posting this I'm a click or two closer.

marketersstudio.com

Stephen Machet [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

My website is usually one click away – simply type 'machet' and click I'm Feeling Lucky! and you should go to machet.com.au/

Het Waghela [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Hi Phillip,

First time to your blog. I was bit confused after reading this post. Its like going to my page without keyboard from google.com and signing into any google service right?

my blog is hetwaghela.blogspot.com, let see how much time it takes to reach me there. It seems miles away :)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Four on a good day * – e.g.:

0. Google – google.com
1. About Google – google.com/intl/en/about.html
2. Google Blog – googleblog.blogspot.com
3. Google Blogoscoped – blogoscoped.com
4. Tony Ruscoe's Blog – ruscoe.net/blog

* This currently relies on the "Google Video Ads Official" post being on the front page of this blog and also assumes you have a scroll wheel on your mouse to scroll down to it!

Otherwise... it's probably a six (continued from above):

4. Google Blogoscoped Archive – blogoscoped.com/calendar
5. Any number of posts with a "Thanks" to me! ;-)
6. Tony Ruscoe's Blog – ruscoe.net/blog

Sandra [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Thanks for the entry. It finally made me realize that I haven't done enough to make myself known in the net. I needed 10 clicks to get to my home adress – but not to my website, mind you. I just did the first step to changing that now and hopefully I will be able to find my way to my site much faster soon.

John-Erling Holmenes Fredriksen [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

1. Click on "Groups" on the Google homepage
2. Click "Browse group categories..." in the "Find a group" box on the Google Groups homepage
3. Click the category "Arts and Entertainment"
4. Click on the language "Norwegian – Norwegian (Bokmål)"
5. Click the link to the group called "Runaround Film" (number four in the list)
6. Click the link to " runaroundfilm.no/\"

Congratulations, you're there. In six clicks. Welcome to my Norwegian film production company.

John-Erling Holmenes Fredriksen [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

that should be www.runaroundfilm.no, the link autoformatting messed that last url up a bit.

Jeff Jonez [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

The google toolbar beta link only shows up if you're flying with IE. I looked for quite a while with Firefox to no avail. :)

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

For me it is the same as Tony outlined except you have to be more careful in choosing the post to make sure you get one with a link to me on it.

Brandon Hartness [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

4 if I get very lucky.

1. Froogle
2. "A few of the items recently found on Froogle" – callaway vft irons
3. Stores: Golfballs.com
4. click any of the products

Otherwise I'm probably pretty much out of luck.

David Neawedde [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

What about AdSense? "Ads by Google"

Don [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Six clicks from Google homepage:

1) "more >>"
2) "Directory"
3) "Home...Family"
4) "Family Websites"
5) "D"
6) "Danz"...www.danzfamily.com...first site shown due to relatively high PR 5

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

SCJM:
> if this were still the case one could just drag the "Google" from
> the bottom into the search box then click that result.

Now that's creative :)
I suppose by dragging individual letters you could spell something that takes you to almost any page... OK, let's call this cheating :)

Thomas Hofmann Online [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

Hello,

I got 6:

more – Directory – Deutsch – Wissen – Zeit – Kalenderrechnung

best greetings

Jeremy [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

4: Business Solutions -> Sitemaps -> About Sitemaps -> Success Stories-> ApartmentRatings.com

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