While registering a few defensive domains (for example, darrenbarefoot.org) with Webnames, I registered FirstFor.org (there’s nothing there). It was on a whim. I imagined that I could make a site where people submitted the strange phrases for which they’re first in the Google results. For example, tree humping (I’m keeping good company, as Gill is second for that phrase).
I was talking about this to Will Pate, and he had a much better idea. Someone should build a site that uses the Google API to display all of the search terms and phrases for which you’re in the top ten. I imagine that the results could be ranked by number of results for that search, page rank, or positioning on the page (for example, “show me all the phrases I’m ranked first for”). For example (those numbers are position, page rank and total search results):
CIBC Visa – The Asshats at CIBC Visa (3, 4, 111,000)
tree humping – Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness/Tree-Humping (1, 3, 92,000)
And so on…
Such a site may already exist. Regardless, the site’s design could be as simple as Google’s–just one box for entering a URL. The site has little practical use, but I’d bet people would really dig it.
If there’s any enterprising Web developers out there who want to build it (and if Google’s API permits this sort of magic), drop me an email.