17 Sep '12, 8pm

Google's View of My Hometown - What Are All of These Odd Domains Doing In My Search Results?

Google's View of My Hometown - What Are All of These Odd Domains Doing In My Search Results?

From a domain nut/internet entrepreneur's perspective, what I found interesting was which ten websites Google put on page 1 (out of more than 1.5 million pages for the term "Delaware, Ohio" in quotes) in a search request for this particular geographic location. To get relevant results you have to include both the city and state name - if you enter "Delaware" alone most of the results will be about the State of Delaware rather than the Ohio town that is predominantly known for three things - the Little Brown Jug (part of harness racing's Triple Crown - this year's race will be held the day before we get to town), Ohio Wesleyan University and Rutherford B. Hayes , the 19th President of the U.S. who was born in Delaware (and for whom my high school was named).

Full article: http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2012/dailyposts/...

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