#1 on Google

by derek on March 16, 2007 · 7 comments

As many of you might know, two of the criteria to become an official dot com mogul are having a personal blog with your name as the domain name and a Google search of your name must be at the #1 spot. Yesterday, Leo Chiang posted that he had made it to number one on Google when running searching for his name after starting his blog on January 22nd.
My Name in Lights
Last week I got started by registering this domain and getting the blog up and running, so I have met the criteria to have a personal blog using my name as the domain. So how am I doing on the Google search? Tonight I thought I would find out and performed a search for Derek Semmler to see where I was ranked and I am #1 on Google!
After one week of having the blog running, I have satsified two of the critera on my way to become a dot com mogul. Now I realize that this rapid rise to stardom is because there simply must not be another Derek Semmler out there. 🙂 Ignoring that minor detail, I am still happy to see that I am in the #1 spot.
My Rank is Rank
I still have a lot of work to get my Technorati rank where I want to be for my first goal but every journey begins with the first step so I still have something to be happy about. My Technorati ranking has been slipping the last couple of days so be sure to help me out by adding Derek Semmler dot com to your favorites!
As I wrap this up, I’d like to say thank you to all of you that have been jumping over here to check out what I have to say and joining in on the conversation. Obviously without all of you this site would just be me talking to myself, which I do enough already so I appreciate everyone for helping me out.

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Leo March 17, 2007 at 12:45 am

Grats on being number one! I just happened to have a more famous guy with the same name, who also works in the film industry.

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derek March 17, 2007 at 1:24 am

Thanks. It certainly made it easier for me since there isn’t anyone famous with my name. Given the obstacle that you had, the time it took you to get #1 is quite impressive.

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Master Name March 17, 2007 at 2:38 pm

Congrats, will link to you in my speed links post…

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derek March 17, 2007 at 10:50 pm

Thanks for the link from your speedlinking post.

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lyndonmaxewell March 18, 2007 at 3:55 am

Nice work. I wish I could get my domain name with my actual name, but it’s taken up. 😀 You are doing fine so far, derek!

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derek March 18, 2007 at 10:12 pm

Thanks! I’m guessing your name isn’t Lyndon Maxewell because that domain is available. When was the last time you checked for the domain?

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Neil@Free Wii April 2, 2009 at 12:01 am

Well done on the #1 spot derek. I have been at #2 for my chosen keyword for a short time now and just need that final push to move up.

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