I was just catching up on Giles Bowkett's blog and I noticed a recent post in which he talks about his qualifications to be a social media consultant. He leads off with a google search for "Giles" where his blog appears as the 7th result overall and 5th if you don't count video. That's pretty amazing, to be on the first page of Google results for your first name.
So I thought to myself "I can play that game" and searched for 'matt'. Now my history with the Google search results is not uncheckered. For a long time my blog languished ~150th place when you searched for my full name! So you can imagine my surprise when I saw the following:
I'm in 6th place overall but, if you don't count news and video results, I'm just one place off the medals in 4th! And that's up against much stiffer competition: 15,000,000 search hits for 'giles' vs. a whopping 157,000,000 for 'matt'!
Clearly I am a social media force to be reckoned with!