Google really thinks my name = SEO

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  • February 19, 2008
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

Following on from my post about how Google thinks my name = SEO the issue seems to be moving from blog search results to the main index.

Before I was getting Google Alerts whenever somebody wrote about SEO, the alerts were based on results from the Google Blog Search index. Now if you search for Patrick Altoft in Google you can see the same results are now coming up in the main index.

Most of the results for my name are about me (as you would expect) but there are a good number that don’t have my name on the page. Looking at the cached page for one result Google says that the terms “only appear in links pointing to this page” which isn’t the case.

I’m sure that this must be a good thing. How long before a search for Patrick Altoft brings up a note saying “Did you mean: seo“?

You can see in the (edited) screenshot below none of these results have my name on the page and I couldn’t see any backlinks to the pages with my name in them either.