Saturday, 31 March 2007

Project Discotheque

Here's a snap I had posted to section C about a classmate of ours.


The person on the right once acted in a movie called DiscoDancer. The one on the left used to work for Cisco. We let our logic take a hop-step-and-jump from these facts, and end up naming the person on the left as Disco (it doesn't matter what Disco's real name is - don't ask, and I won't tell).

While the name Disco is reasonably popular within our class at ISB, I am getting worried that his name isn't getting recognised among our alumni network. What would happen if subsequent batches at ISB don't recognise him as Disco? It'd be such a shame... we're talking about a missed legacy here.

So, here is my prescription for correcting this problem. Let's do a googlebomb :-)

To quote wikipedia,
Because of the way that Google's algorithm works, a page will be ranked higher if the sites that link to that page use consistent anchor text. A Google bomb is created if a large number of sites link to the page in this manner
Currently, if you google with the search phrase Disco + Cisco + ISB, Disco's blog shows up as the second search result.


If you just search for Disco + ISB, his blog is the 21st.

To me, these search results are unacceptable.

The objective of Project Discotheque is as follows - get the ranking of Disco's blog up and higher in Google's ranking for the search phrase "Disco" :-) Within a week of this announcement, Disco's blog should be the first search result for the phrase "Disco Cisco ISB" on google, yahoo and msn search. Within a month, the blog should be the first search result for the phrase "Disco ISB".

So, if you're interested in helping out, here's what you can do. If you are a blogger, or you maintain your own website, please make a link to http://isb2007.blogspot.com/ using the anchor text as "Disco".

Oh, and if you have any other suggestions, please do let me know.

4 comments:

Abhay said...

If there students from the iits ask them to post a link from their home pages within the iit domains, to this blog. (This is assuming that their web-pages have been sufficiently linked with the other pages within the iit domain, e.g: friends) This would be far more effective than asking for a large number of people (with lesser Page Ranks) to link to this site. An outward link from the domains with higher page-rank means that they are sharing their "social status", and hence the page-rank of the target page would automatically increase.

chiranth said...

@abhay

What you're saying makes lot of sense. However, since I don't have the time to target such communities selectively, I don't have an option but to make this very generic.

thanks for your comment anyway.

Abhay said...

What I meant was there would be atleast 2 to 3 students who are from the IITs in your current ISB batch. If they put a link from their iit home pages to the target page, that in itself would help in boosting the Page Rank to a great extent. Making it generic is always a good option :-) Who knows, you could get one outlink from a page with a high Page Rank !!

chiranth said...

Of course, you are assuming that IITians' web-pages would necessarily have a page rank higher than other ISBians who'd make this link.

I haven't checked if that's a fair assumption. Maybe I'll do that sometime next week.