I have been watching the ‘Cowangate’ business with some interest.
I’m not talking here about peoples reactions, so much as the effect it is having on Head Rambles.
The first post on the subject went up on Monday, and the resulting traffic stream is remarkable. So remarkable, that I had to investigate further.
I did a search for ‘Brian Cowan portraits’ and various logical combinations of other searches and came up in the #1 slot worldwide in Google. I see Donncha has since jumped to the top of the queue in most, but the two sites vie for the top two spots.
What is also interesting is that Head Rambles’ Google Ranking has dropped to zero! Does Google not trust its own top ranking search results?
I’m not particularly worried about rankings as the important traffic to Head Rambles tends to come through links and RSS feeds, but it is interesting to note how easy it is to hit top spot without even trying?