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Old Jul 19 2006, 12:35 PM   #1
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I think I might have reached one of my goals!

My site is the first real Pern fansite to come up on Google search (fourth place; the top three have nothing to do with "our" Pern but I only recently passed the index/info page to alt.fan.pern).
And in addition it seeems I come out on first place with Yahoo and MSN search.

Now this is wonderful but... although English is the language of my search engines the systems they use might still be looking where certain requests come from (i.e. from The Netherlands) and they might "mess" with serach results because of that.

So... I am asking your help. Please enter a search with the simple keyword: pern (I didn't even use a capital P) on Google, MSN and Yahoo and let me know in which place you saw/see "The Pern Museum and Archives" (www.pern.nl)?

http://www.google.com

http://www.msn.com

and

http://www.yahoo.com

Thanks for your cooperation!
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Old Jul 19 2006, 12:47 PM   #2
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GoogleUK: #1
GoogleDotCom: #1

MSN: #6 (#2 is a sub link of #1, and #4 is Roedin of Pern!)

YahooDotCom: #1
YahooUK: #1

uk.ask.com: #10, top link is AMC.org

Lycos: #13

Other versions of google, viewed from the UK (just picking the ones I'm familiar with...):
.it: #3
.de: #6
.ie: #1
.se: #3
.es: #7
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Old Jul 19 2006, 01:10 PM   #3
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I have the Yahoo search engine. Your site came up third. First was the Wikipedia listing.

When I googled, it was first.
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Old Jul 19 2006, 02:22 PM   #4
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http://www.google.com #1

http://www.msn.com #6 (and my site was #4 ) (yours was third of 'our' pern though)

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http://www.yahoo.com #3
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Old Jul 19 2006, 02:23 PM   #5
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Hans, When I went and checked for you, and it came up Third, on my Yahoo search. SORRY !!!!
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Old Jul 19 2006, 04:21 PM   #6
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I only did google but it came up #1!!
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Old Jul 19 2006, 07:28 PM   #7
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Very sorry to tell you that on Yahoo.Fr you're number 17.

Top 10 are:-

1) Pern Terre des Dragons;
2) Jeremy Pern (designer of golf courses);
3) La Page Pern
4) Le Monde du Pern;
5) Pern Index (Terre des Dragons again);
6) La Ballade de Pern;
7) Ditto;
8) Pern, Weyr de Fort;
9) Pern (membres.lycos.fr);
10) Le Fanzine des Chroniques de Ierne.
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Old Jul 20 2006, 01:56 AM   #8
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I used dogpile.com (a search engine which combines the top results from Google, MSN, Yahoo and Ask) and you're #5, Hans.

What I found as the top 5 is rather interesting......

1. The Official PernMUSH Website
Based on Anne McCaffery's Pern books. Set in the 10th Pass of the Red Star, which began in the last...
www.pern.org/ [Found on Google, MSN Search, Yahoo! Search, Ask.com]

2. Pern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pern was colonised by settlers from Earth who wanted to return to an ... Pern is the third of five planets in the Rukbat system (the Pernese star is also ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pern [Found on Google, MSN Search, Yahoo! Search]

3. Zhang & Associates, P.C.
?????????? PERM Labor Certification Green Card
Sponsored by: www.hooyou.com/ [Found on Ads by Google]

4. Population Environment Research Network - Home Page
Featuring a background paper by Alexander de Sherbinin, PERN Coordinator ... PERN would like your input. We are considering converting the What?s New list ...
www.populationenvironmentresearch.org/ [Found on Google, MSN Search, Yahoo! Search]

5. The Pern Museum & Archives
Home of the Pern Encyclopedia site, also with information about McCaffrey's other works.
www.pern.nl/ [Found on Google, MSN Search, Yahoo! Search]


#3 is PERM not PERN
#4 is rather interesting since the initials for Population Environment Research Network = PERN. Wonder if that was on purpose???

I think you need to get on Ask.com, Hans, maybe that will boost your rating, since the #1 was found on all of the search engines.

Searching Google alone - #1 (of web results, my search pulls featured sponsors and sponsored links first so I didn't count them)
Yahoo - #3 (of web results)
Ask - #11 (of web results)
MSN - #12 (Sariel was #9)


I also found :

Performance Equine Rescue Network (P.E.R.N.)
Click below to get started with GoodSearch.com, and choose P.E.R.N. as your charity! Enter PERN as your charity!
pern.sierratrailrider.com Cached page

I've never really searched pern on the web. Don't konw why, just haven't, so I thought it neat that two other organizations use the initials PERN.
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Old Jul 20 2006, 03:06 AM   #9
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On google.fi you're 4th, the others have nothing to do with AMC's Pern.

MSN.fi #1
yahoo #3
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Old Jul 20 2006, 04:32 AM   #10
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Thanks all, you've gone way beyond the call!

It's great to have this data, which overall I'm very happy with. Thanks again


Becky: I have chosen the keyword Pern since that is what my (site) statistics tell me most people use when using search engines


for the record, this is what I get in google.nl

1. Population Environment Research Network - Home Page
Featuring a background paper by Alexander de Sherbinin, PERN Coordinator ... PERN would like your input. We are considering converting the WhatÕs New list ...
www.populationenvironmentresearch.org/ - 18k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

2. Amazon.com: Dragonriders of Pern (Pern): Books: Anne McCaffrey
Amazon.com: Dragonriders of Pern (Pern): Books: Anne McCaffrey by Anne McCaffrey.
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ tg/detail/-/0345340248?v=glance - 120k - 18 juli 2006 - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

3. Przedsi?biorstwo Eksploatacji Ruroci?g—w Naftowych PRZYJA?? Sp—?ka ...
Oficjalny serwis PERN Przyja?? SA. ... PERN ãPrzyja??Ó SA zaprasza na Konferencj? Techniczn? ãZarz?dzanie Ryzykiem w Eksploatacji Ruroci?g—wÓ. ...
www.pern.com.pl/ - 16k - 18 juli 2006 - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

4. The Pern Museum & Archives
Home of the Pern Encyclopedia site, also with information about McCaffrey's other works.
www.pern.nl/ - 41k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

5. Welcome to alt.fan.pern (Index)
Version: 4.1. The Dragonriders of Pern ¨ is a Registered Trademark of Anne McCaffrey, etc. ... Who/What does Aramina hear in The Renegades of Pern ? ...
kumo.swcp.com/~quirk/afp-index.shtml - 6k - 18 juli 2006 - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

6. Pern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pern was colonised by settlers from Earth who wanted to return to an ... Pern is the third of five planets in the Rukbat system (the Pernese star is also ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pern - 35k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

7. Pern Roleplayers Webring
The home page of the Pern Roleplayers Webring.
http://www.geocities.com/dragonchild...oleplayers.htm - 18k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

8. The Official PernMUSH Website
Based on Anne McCaffery's Pern books. Set in the 10th Pass of the Red Star, which began in the last...
www.pern.org/ - 1k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

9. Sariel's Guide to Pern
Whether you are new to Pern or a long-time fan, this archive of information is interesting as well...
www.srellim.org/pern_noframes.htm - 8k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

10. Welcome to PERN
PERN - Pakistan Education & Research Network is a nationwide educational intranet connecting ... PERN focuses on collaborative research, knowledge sharing, ...
www.pern.edu.pk/ - 24k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

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Old Jul 20 2006, 05:02 AM   #11
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6th on MSN after Roedin's
1st on Google after a map of Pern
3rd on Yahoo

I didn't try any others
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Old Jul 20 2006, 09:32 AM   #12
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1st - google
6th - msn (after Crispy's site!)
1st - yahoo
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Old Jul 20 2006, 10:52 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Hans
I think I might have reached one of my goals!

My site is the first real Pern fansite to come up on Google search (fourth place; the top three have nothing to do with "our" Pern but I only recently passed the index/info page to alt.fan.pern).
And in addition it seeems I come out on first place with Yahoo and MSN search.

Now this is wonderful but... although English is the language of my search engines the systems they use might still be looking where certain requests come from (i.e. from The Netherlands) and they might "mess" with serach results because of that.

So... I am asking your help. Please enter a search with the simple keyword: pern (I didn't even use a capital P) on Google, MSN and Yahoo and let me know in which place you saw/see "The Pern Museum and Archives" (www.pern.nl)?

http://www.google.com

http://www.msn.com

and

http://www.yahoo.com

Thanks for your cooperation!
Hi Hans I did that to find my way back here.
My computer broke and I just got a new one... Having trouble finding all my old sites..
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Old Jul 20 2006, 10:58 PM   #14
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Ok, Hans, your site came up first on Google, 3rd on Yahoo, and 12th on MSN.

Interesting side note - on Google the Archive is right above alt.fan.pern, while that site is 7th on Yahoo and not near the the top of page 2 on MSN. Though I found CHeryl's at 7 on MSN. hehe.
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Old Jul 20 2006, 11:46 PM   #15
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Hi Hans I did that to find my way back here.
My computer broke and I just got a new one... Having trouble finding all my old sites..
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Old Jul 21 2006, 03:17 AM   #16
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Welcome back, Larry! Good to have you back on board
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Old Jul 21 2006, 07:56 AM   #17
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Hi Larry! Nice to see you back again!
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Old Jul 23 2006, 10:06 AM   #18
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Google.au - #1
ninemsn.com.au - #1
am.yahoo.com - #3
sensis.com.au - (for world results) #1
au.altavista.com - #2
ask.com - (pern) #23 www.pern.nl/pe/peintro.htm
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Can't remember which I used, just glad I found it. This is a wonderful place.
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You're very welcome, L'isa. Enjoy yourself and share (in the fun and the knowledge), that's the motto here
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Old Jul 24 2006, 06:50 PM   #21
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Hi L'isa. I'm glad you found us, however you did. Welcome to MoM!
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