Vancouver blogs: the Google search

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Google Food, originally uploaded by brionv.

Let’s face it to nerds having their website have a high rank on Google is like Mario getting a 1-Up mushroom and a fireflower… it’s a nerd powerup.

Anyway the higher a site’s rank on Google the better, right? Right?

For the highly coveted post as the first search result for the phrase “Vancouver Blog” [gl] people are willing to kill… kill I say.

If people are willing to kill for a high Google rank then the most murderous must be Shane of ShanesWorld [sw]. Granted he’s a blog consultant and has a pretty good site so maybe he’s achieved his page rank through means other than murder, but maybe not…

Anyway he’s got one of them tag clouds on his page, which is cool. I’ve been trying to get one for my page [jks], but there’s no simple way to do it with Typepad.

Next up is Urban Vancouver [uv] who get into the second spot. Urban Vancouver are a nice bunch of peoples, and sort of like The Pixies of the Vancouver group blog scene in that they were here before anyone else and everyone likes them.

Us here at Metroblogging Vancouver manage to squeeze in at number three. Bully for us.

A blog about the Vancouver housing market clocks in next [vhm].

The urban hipsters at Beyond Robson [br] and Darren Barefoot [db] who didn’t like Dave Eggers’ book A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius [db]. That’s almost as bad as murder, since I remember (having read it 5+ years ago) really liking it and wishing that I had written it.

4 Comments so far

  1. miss604 (unregistered) on April 30th, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

    i just may not be searchable as a vancouver blogger – i decided to give up at page 52 of results. i accept that, it’s okay :p

    it’s still very useful to find others – although i usually just go from blogroll to blogroll to find new reads. local or not.

  2. Shane (unregistered) on May 1st, 2006 @ 2:50 pm

    Sticking to web standards and having soft hair helps, apparently… :)

  3. sean orr (unregistered) on May 1st, 2006 @ 11:19 pm

    I write for Beyond Robson and I like H.W.O.S.G and I also liked You shall know our velocity. And i also like his short stories and McSweeneys. I also have soft hair.

  4. Chris (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2006 @ 10:52 pm

    VanCity has lotsa cool blogs…and all of yours are the reasons why. I’m actually #1 in google for “vancouver hotel blog with good content and no traffic after moving from blogger a week ago”. I’m so proud!

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