Vanity Search, other Ben King’s of Google… and my Nemesis…

This blog has meant that a vanity search for Ben King on Google has seen the first reference to me in the search results rising from the complete obscurity of page 16, to a far more impressive position 4 page 2 (at time of writing).

This is pretty impressive, especially given the stiff competition of the famous Ben E King of Stand by Me fame.

However I don’t think that particular Ben King is going to be the problem that denies me my Google ‘top slot’, its this Ben King, a freelance journalist (who has apparently just got a job for Channel 4 news), a relatively prolific blogger and above all he owns benking.co.uk.

This is going to take some beating, I am especially gutted as I seriously considered buying benking.co.uk for myself 8 years ago, however at the time I could not think why I would need it and I was poor and at that time and we were not Nominet members so the domain would have cost me £80. 🙁

Why do I care at all!? I am not entirely sure, however now I have got the bit between my teeth I am going to do my upmost to get that top slot.

So Ben King, my nemesis, enjoy your domain, however beware I am coming after you!! 🙂

PS – The irony of me linking to him, improving his Google rank, thus shooting myself in the foot, has not escaped me.

Author: Ben King

My name is Ben King, I am a director of an Internet solutions company called bit10 ltd. My ultimate responsibility is to bring in the work that bit10 delivers. However I also do a myriad of other things, for example system design, and administration. Outside work I go out, I drink, I socialise, I cook, I have fun, oh and I play a little bit too much World of Warcraft!

8 thoughts on “Vanity Search, other Ben King’s of Google… and my Nemesis…”

  1. My Ben King rocks, but bring on a Ben King google war by all means, it will be amusing to watch you both obsess over your google rankings 🙂

  2. I on the other hand have about 265 hits that are pure me on google uk and about 408 on google worldwide.
    And they are all mine mine mine.
    1st, 2nd, 3rd…408th… 😉

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