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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

More PRT Google fun

Originally published at "PRT Is A Joke" IS A JOKE v.1
Words written with wildcards (***, !!!, etc.) was the way we originally wrote
Ken Avidor, Ken, and Avidor.

Last Friday I noted that, Googled a certain way, PRTJ et al is a miniscule 1.5% of hits when looking up PRT. This runs contrary to claims by *** and his follower that they are "kicking PRT keyword butt on google, yahoo, msn, wiki,everywhere."

Today I thought I'd share a slightly simpler method to show the insignificance of PRTJ--but one that's still a lot of fun.

:: Google PRT, excluding mentions of PRTJ as much as possible: about 31,300 hits

:: Google PRTJ: about 132 hits

:: PRTJ again, this time excluding self-references (mentions on ***'s own web domains): about 90 hits
Under this method, we find ***'s PRTJ is mentioned on the web at a frequency 0.29% (90/31,300) that of PRT. Or expressed another way, Personal Rapid Transit is mentioned 348 times more often than PRTJ.

There. Wasn't that fun?

I'm still trying to figure out a way to filter out the hundreds of times that *** has posted his own URL on other people's web sites and blogs.

Errata: 626 visits

Google shows only 8 pages linking directly to PRTJ.

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