I’m not sure why, but my personal web sites come up shockingly often as the first result in Google searches for not terribly obscure search terms. I’ve checked by searching in a browser in incogito mode and it looks like it’s not just that it’s biasing the search results for me specifically. Some search terms my web pages come up as the #1 result on Google for:
Which reminds me, am I the only freelance Linux file systems consultant currently taking contracts? I don’t know a single other Linux file systems developer taking contracts right now.
It seems strange since I don’t make any effort to improve my page rank – I just write stuff in the obvious way. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I still write my web pages in static HTML? Or that many of them are years and years old? I have no idea, really. If I were an SEO consultant, I’d give some pretty strange advice.