Anyone for a Google Fight?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/05/03 10:00 PM

You'll know what I'm talking about when the February issue of MAGIC reaches you.
I'm ready to kick 'em in the google any time! :p
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Postby Alain Roy » 02/06/03 06:16 AM

I don't remember that from the February issue. Do you mean the March issue? However, I know about www.googlefight.com.

Richard Kaufman beat Alain Roy. 253,000 to 163,000. However, if I put the names in quotes, thereby restricting it to web pages with those names exactly on them (as opposed to Richard and Kaufman both appearing on the page), then I win: 2,790 to 2,760.

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Postby Randy DiMarco » 02/06/03 06:54 AM

They put Genii magazine against Magic Magazine and found that Magic magazine won 1,210,080 to 41,100. Is this really fair considering that Magic Magazine could be a generic term. I did my own googlefight and found that there were 274,000 hits for Magic Magazine sucks compared to only 511 for Genii Magazine sucks. I wonder if they will print that one on the Just For Grins page.
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Postby Joe M. Turner » 02/06/03 07:11 AM

I did a search on "MAGIC Magazine" and "Genii Magazine" and on the first page of MAGIC's results was a link to "Club 71, Britain's most loved Magic Magazine" as well as the "Hans Klok Magic Magazine" and "IMS magic magazine for members only." Two links for "Animation World Network" also showed up for no apparent reason.
Oh, there was also a link for "watercolor magic" magazine.

An exact phrase search for "Richard Kaufman" turned up 2760 hits compared to 1970 for "Stan Allen."

"magicmagazine.com" got 83 hits.
"geniimagazine.com" got 197 hits.

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Postby Dustin Stinett » 02/06/03 09:59 AM

It seems that playing "Fast & Loose" with the facts does not bother the folks over at MAGIC one little bit. After all, what they printed was not a lie, just a nice, fluffy piece of spin. They really do like to pattern themselves after certain mainstream magazines. According to their logic, they are also "bigger" than Newsweek (550,000 hits). Their obsession with how much bigger they are than Genii makes me wonder if they are also in the habit of carrying rulers into men's public restrooms in an effort to start a measuring contest. As usual, it comes down to an argument between Quality (53,400,000 hits) vs. Quantity (11,400,000).

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Postby James » 02/06/03 11:25 AM

The ultimate Googlefight:

"Richard Kaufman" vs. "Jeff Busby"

And the winner is...

RICHARD KAUFMAN with 2,760 trounces Busby with a lowly 995.

However "Jeff Busby" still holds an edge over "Paul Fox Cups" which got only 63 results.
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Postby Guest » 02/06/03 11:25 AM

Room for improvement on the LINKS front...

According to Google, there are some 86 web sites (49 of which are displayed) that have on their pages a link to the Genii site. However, there are apparently some 190 sites (89 of which are displayed) that link to Magic Magazine.

Getting as many related sites as possible to link to you always helps achieve the best search engine listings.

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Postby Guest » 02/06/03 01:03 PM

Surprisingly, I kicked Kaufman's google as well, 342,000 to 266,000. Wadupwitdat?

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Postby Lance Pierce » 02/06/03 01:23 PM

Randy,

Try increasing the "relevance factor."

http://www.googlefight.com./cgi-bin/com ... &langue=us

;)

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/06/03 02:33 PM

Hey, my google is hanging a bit low today (fighting a cold), so take it easy on ye ed.
hahahahahahahahahahah
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Postby Lance Pierce » 02/06/03 02:53 PM

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Hey, my google is hanging a bit low today...
Oh. Is THAT what you call it?

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Postby CHRIS » 02/06/03 04:15 PM

Originally posted by Joe M. Turner:
"magicmagazine.com" got 83 hits.
"geniimagazine.com" got 197 hits.
Who said ebooks aren't popular?

"lybrary.com" 412
"llpub.com" 165

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Postby Dustin Stinett » 02/06/03 04:58 PM

Books 79,200,000
eBooks 2,150,000
:D :D :D
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Postby Pete McCabe » 02/06/03 05:03 PM

Double Undercut: 38 700
The Pass: 23 300 000

The winner is: The Pass
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Postby Andy Hurst » 02/06/03 06:09 PM

I just got done on the thread about Busby, so I could't resist confirming that Busby is less popular than...

Jeff Busby 22,300
Sack of crap 55,000

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/06/03 08:55 PM

Andy, that's cold.
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Postby Andy Hurst » 02/06/03 09:22 PM

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Andy, that's cold.
:)
LOL - made ya smile though eh? ;)
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Postby Guest » 02/06/03 11:36 PM

Originally posted by Chris Wasshuber:
Originally posted by Joe M. Turner:
[b]"magicmagazine.com" got 83 hits.
"geniimagazine.com" got 197 hits.
Who said ebooks aren't popular?

"lybrary.com" 412
"llpub.com" 165[/b]
Yeah, but 410 of those are most likely posts you've made here or on other forums! :)
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Postby CHRIS » 02/07/03 01:40 PM

Originally posted by Andy Leviss:
Yeah, but 410 of those are most likely posts you've made here or on other forums! :)
Just shows that Lybrary.com is active in the community to answer questions and help colleagues. I would see that as a good thing.

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Postby Guest » 02/07/03 01:54 PM

This one is frightening -- because it was so close!

"card trick" 45,700
"great personality" 47,700

;)

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Postby Guest » 02/07/03 03:55 PM

It had to happen!

Dai Vernon 16 800 results
versus
Ed Marlo 11 700 results

The winner is: Dai Vernon
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Postby Guest » 02/07/03 04:03 PM

Couldn't resist! :p

Jim Steranko 3,660 results
versus
Jon Racherbaumer 796 results

The winner is: Jim Steranko

I better stop before I get someone :mad: at me!
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Postby Guest » 02/07/03 04:16 PM

Max Maven 11 800 results
versus
Phil Goldstein 46 000 results

The winner is: Phil Goldstein
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Postby Lance Pierce » 02/07/03 04:37 PM

Originally posted by Ed Lopez:
Max Maven 11 800 results
versus
Phil Goldstein 46 000 results

The winner is: Phil Goldstein
Try putting quotes around them when you enter the names:

"Max Maven" vs. "Phil Goldstein"

Max: 2,330 Phil: 2,190

Max wins!

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Postby Jeff Haas » 02/07/03 05:27 PM

Here's one...

"Harry Houdini" 28,800 results

"Spiritualism" 106,000 results

But I don't think he's given up yet...

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Postby Eric Rose » 02/08/03 05:14 PM

Alas,

Magician gets the girl = 48,500
Jock gets the girl = 57,100

But considering who rules the internet, should we be surprised that-

Geek gets the girl = 91,500
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Postby Guest » 02/13/03 08:43 AM

-Just shows that *EDITED FOR YOUR PROTECTION* is active in the community to answer questions and help colleagues. I would see that as a good thing.

Except that many people have told you how annoying they find it. You answer questions when no one is asking you one.

Now...to the point at hand.


"otis day"
( 2 610 results) versus "david Copperfield"
( 78 700 results)

I still made an impressive showing(although only 2 or 3 are actually me...the rest are Otis Day and the Nights.)
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Postby Matthew Field » 02/13/03 01:12 PM

There are over 1,000,000 hits for "Matthew Field" (check it out!), which means, I guess, either that I'm better known than David Copperfield, or that this whole thing is an exercise in horse-pucky.

The fact that there was a famous English writer named "Matthew Field" might have something to do with it, or the fact that it's a not-uncommon name.

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Postby IanB » 02/25/03 05:01 PM

Magic is the new Rock and Roll...

Magic (14,600,000) vs Rock and Roll (2,610,000)

So presumably we'll be the ones out on the town with attractive young ladies hanging from our arms in future, wheras the rock stars will be at home alone playing with their instruments.

Yeah, right

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Postby Guest » 02/25/03 07:41 PM

Here we go:

Paul Harris - 1,640,000

Gregory Wilson - 652,000

Harris wins! :)

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Postby Pete McCabe » 02/25/03 10:57 PM

Greg Wilson
( 855 000 results)

versus

The Other Greg Wilson
( 408 000 results)

The winner is: Greg Wilson
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Postby John Pezzullo » 02/26/03 03:43 AM

Theory of Relativity (266,000) versus Gilbreath Principle (605)

Congratulations Albert and better luck next time Norman.
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Postby Roy McIlwee » 02/26/03 03:02 PM

How about this surprise.
"Classic Pass" ______ 1,390
"Cockroach Pass" _____ 0
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Postby Guest » 02/26/03 05:19 PM

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
You'll know what I'm talking about when the February issue of MAGIC reaches you.
I'm ready to kick 'em in the google any time! :p
Seriously, is this about the Shoot Ogawa cover on the March issue?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/26/03 08:44 PM

This has nothing to do with the March issue of MAGIC. The Google Fight business was in the back of the February issue.
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Postby Kurt Lee Flickner » 02/26/03 11:49 PM

magician versus nerd:


magician
( 665 000 results)

versus

nerd
( 556 000 results)

kinda scarry :eek:
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Postby Guest » 02/27/03 12:03 AM

A couple of interesting googlefights:

"classic pass" ( 1 370 results)
versus
"side steal" (380 results)

The winner is: "classic pass"

"top change" ( 3 100 results)
versus
"second deal" ( 7 470 results)

The winner is: "second deal"

"bill malone" ( 3 120 results)
versus
"eugene burger" ( 2 340 results)

The winner is: Bill Ma-Lone

Cheers,
Rich Kameda
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Postby IanB » 03/02/03 01:08 PM

Carter beats the Devil!

Carter (5,730,0000) vs The Devil (5,110,000)

The obvious one....

Vernon (2,620,000) beats Marlo (108,000)

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