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Help Thomas McMahon (me) beat a dead guy.

It shouldn’t bother me, and it really doesn’t, but I’ve been #3 in Google for Thomas McMahon for years now. I’m being beat out by a dead guy; twice.

Thomas McMahon

Granted, I think that even being dead, he’s got better link love. He’s a Harvard grad that has written eighty scientific papers, two scientific books, had six inventions patented, and published three novels. Yea, well I’ve created like eight Firefox themes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you’d like to help me beat out Thomas McMahon (Harvard guy) in Google searches, link back to this post (or with ‘Thomas McMahon’ as your link text. If you want to vote for the other guy, well that’s just rude.

Yes, it’s true, I could probably go and re-optimize my website for ‘Thomas McMahon’ but I don’t really want to go that far. I’m hoping just a few links help. If not, oh well.

What do I get if I become #1? Nothing. Except the satisfaction that if someone searches for my name, it doesn’t immediately pop up and tell them I’m dead.

12 Responses

  1. Andrew Green says:

    Adding your name to the title of your page should help buckets here.

  2. Couldn’t you add in (your) middle name or something?
    Methinks that the only reason why Mr. Thomas A. McMahon is ahead of you is because his middle name begins with an “a”.
    If it’s something Avery or Anthony or Ambrose, then maybe you could covertly add in your middle name (Legal or otherwise, ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) into the Google Search parameters.
    Makes sense, no?

  3. Thomas says:

    Hey Steven. Rankings have nothing to do with alphabetical order. It’s all about links and relevancy to the search phrase. Plus my middle initial isn’t an a. It’s farther down the alphabet.

  4. Hey, it couldn’t hurt.
    Could it?

  5. emz says:

    now dont go jumping off a building now but when i searched u were number 5!

    well i guess u could jump.. it would probably boost u to at least 2 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Thomas says:

    I still appear at #3 from what I can see.

  7. Jim Powell says:

    Well, you’re Number One at! That counts for something, doesn’t it?

  8. Thomas says:

    I do think Ask is pretty cool!

  9. Westprog says:

    I was looking for the notorious murderer Thomas McMahon and I found this blog instead. I think you’re doing pretty well to be ahead of someone who blew up a member of the British Royal family.


    I served with a Thomas McMahon in Vietnam. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor (posthumously). Out of honor to him you should never be higher than #2.

  11. Thomas R. McMahon says:

    Good luck. I promise to never do anything newsworthy, noteworthy or infamous which would threaten your position.

  1. 1/22/2008

    […] Third doesn’t seem so bad, to me, but I consider this pay-back for the aforementioned Miint theme. Are we square, yet, Thomas McMahon? […]

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