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January 1, 2007

Vanity Searches Can Help You Find Old Friends

Sometimes vanity can be a good thing. A Ruby on Rails programmer had the brilliant idea to connect those who need to find an old friend with their old friend, who does a vanity search* on Google. Long Time Lost is a site that creates a page, where you can enter the name of your friend and some details about him/her and your relation. The page will be indexed by Google and other search engines and will hopefully be in the top results for your friend's name.

The concept is very simple and if you don't want to use that site, you can create a page on your own site. Try to keep it simple, and don't forget to place the name in the title and the header.

* vanity search = searching one's own name on an Internet search engine

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1 comment:

  1. is another site that does what you discuss. You can post a message in the forum section called "In Search Of" with the person your searching for in the subject line. It gets indexed by the search engines. Just like your approach, so simple, so smart.