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October 16, 2007 3:55 PM   Subscribe

If Google was designed for Google.
posted by armoured-ant (36 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
That looks remarkably like Yahoo!.
posted by Pope Guilty at 4:00 PM on October 16, 2007


I think that's the joke, i.e. Yahoo.
posted by mrgrimm at 4:03 PM on October 16, 2007


But the fact that Google is remarkably successful means that Google *is* designed for Google. No?
posted by mrgrimm at 4:03 PM on October 16, 2007


And why would Google need to optimize for SEO? Hoping to get users looking for Google on Ask? (OK, I'm done now.)
posted by mrgrimm at 4:05 PM on October 16, 2007


Pretty funny.

And yet there are plenty of sites who don't do that shit who rank just fine.

Maybe "Google if google were trying to blogspam google with useless crap."
posted by empath at 4:06 PM on October 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


I can never remember the rule: should it be

If Google was designed for Google,

or

If Google were designed for Google?
posted by coolhappysteve at 4:07 PM on October 16, 2007


I am Feeling Lucky in my Internet Search
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:08 PM on October 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


"were"
posted by autodidact at 4:12 PM on October 16, 2007


Subjunctive.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:20 PM on October 16, 2007


"done been" also considered acceptable.
posted by cortex at 4:21 PM on October 16, 2007 [4 favorites]


coolhappysteve:
If Google had been designed for Google?
posted by unrepentanthippie at 4:24 PM on October 16, 2007


Notice the professional-looking white background.
posted by Poolio at 4:25 PM on October 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Next: If God were designed by God.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:25 PM on October 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


How many Internet search engines can fit on the head of an iPin?
posted by goatdog at 4:28 PM on October 16, 2007 [3 favorites]


That's funny, but it's not really true.

Google is an application. Users return to applications if they're easy to use. Assuming an app designed this way did rank highly, I doubt it would see any repeat use or garner word of mouth or genuine link-juice from influential people.

If you ran some sort of ecommerce site, maybe your front page and your catalogue pages would look like this, but not your shopping cart.

Only publications should be designed for with search rankings in mind, and maybe not even then.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 4:40 PM on October 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Next next: If metafilter were posted to metafilter.
posted by signal at 4:46 PM on October 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


btw, I have it on good authority that if you type "google" into Google, it breaks the Internet.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:57 PM on October 16, 2007


Metafilter.
posted by quin at 4:59 PM on October 16, 2007


it breaks the Internet.

Are you feeling lucky? Well are ya, punk?
posted by quin at 5:01 PM on October 16, 2007


lol, much needed satire ;) thanks for link.

via the post:

Hillary er "Bushwacker" (NSFW)
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 5:10 PM on October 16, 2007


I don't know, I like it. It makes sense based on personal preferences. But what do I know?

Hmmm I know that poop floats due to fat content.
posted by dasheekeejones at 5:10 PM on October 16, 2007


Meta
So my wife found this new site MetaFilter. It's got a bunch of really interesting deals on it. Why are women so good at finding these things lol
posted by mathowie at 5:10 PM on October 16 [+] [!]
posted by mrnutty at 5:12 PM on October 16, 2007 [10 favorites]


My poop sinks.
posted by Bokononist at 5:40 PM on October 16, 2007


dasheekeejones acts like his shit don't sink.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:52 PM on October 16, 2007


I'm glad -- so glad -- that I don't know why that's even supposed to be remotely funny.
posted by wfc123 at 5:54 PM on October 16, 2007


My poop stinks.
posted by ericb at 5:54 PM on October 16, 2007


my farts' smell intensity directly correlate with the amount of beer i've recently consumed.
posted by localhuman at 5:57 PM on October 16, 2007


From Google to poop to fart. Darwin would be proud of this evolution.
posted by dasheekeejones at 5:59 PM on October 16, 2007


localhuman: shush. don't tell my wife. she'll be on to me.

dasheekeejones: doodoo. caca. shi$. (movie with ringo starr . you can look it up. i'm afraid to.)
posted by mollweide at 6:06 PM on October 16, 2007


From Google to poop to fart. Darwin would be proud of this evolution.

Google Maps: Shit.

Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran.
posted by ericb at 7:30 PM on October 16, 2007


Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran
posted by mrstrotsky at 7:59 PM on October 16, 2007


Oh! In two hundred years we've gone from "I regret but I have one life to give for my country" to "Fuck you!"?
posted by kirkaracha at 10:40 PM on October 16, 2007


In fact, if you Google for search, Google shows up... at #30.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 8:53 AM on October 17, 2007


Wow, mrstrotsky, the comments for that video are just...wow.
heimlichthedog (8 hours ago)

ha ha ha ha! medieval primitive monkey ape shitlam muslim scum!!!! go fuck your mommy's ass in the dirty little rat hole you call home. ha ha ha ha ha!!!

The11thHourX (17 hours ago)

hope another holocaust happens against u dumb fuck jews, you all deserve to die like pigs, you dusgusting animals.

The11thHourX (17 hours ago)

nobody likes jews, go cry in a corner,

The11thHourX (17 hours ago)

I see the holocaust didn't get your family, what a shame, the holocaust was gr8, fuckin jews

longlivePersia (19 hours ago)

youre obviously 4 years old! im not angry at all, just pointing out an interesting fact, no one gives a fuck about a dirty backstabbing greedy leach aka jew! trash of the earth!

heimlichthedog (23 hours ago)

ha ha ha ha ha! fuck YOU muslim shitskin sand nigger! i have succeeded in making you angry which is my purpose! ha ha! loser! i hope you die of cancer muslim vomit pig!!!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

longlivePersia
(1 day ago)

no one gives a fuck about a trouble maker jew, thats why jews have always been distroyed all over the world! poor jews, why oh why have they always been thrown out like trash??? maybe because they are human garbage! FUCK YOU!!!

heimlichthedog (1 day ago)

muslim = vomit and shit eating faggot pig. nuke iran!

heimlichthedog (1 day ago)

die you muslim monkey pig.

longlivePersia (1 day ago)

ugly jew!!!!!!!!
posted by [expletive deleted] at 2:07 PM on October 17, 2007


Wow! Forgot about Metacrawler, that was like the Google from the pre-Google era. Also used to spend waaay to much time on Metaspy. I think I just got back into Metaspy, but now because I'm wondering what kind of searches people that don't use google do.
posted by Crusty at 2:09 PM on October 17, 2007


This looks like a take off of the microsoft redesign of ipod packaging, to me.
posted by ysabet at 4:55 AM on October 18, 2007


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