Inspired by a recent comment by someone claiming to have found my site from searching for “Elly” on yahoo I did a quick trawl of various search engines to see how possible it is to find me by searching for my first name. Bearing in mind most people don’t look past the second page of results, being in the top twenty for any given keyword is obviously preferable.

So, how did I do?

Mostly I did quite well. Jeeves and Metacrawler don’t find me with just my first name. Jeeves doesn’t find me with my second name either.

Google, Yahoo, AOL, AltaVista and Lycos’s “search everywhere” sites all put me on the second page. Their “search UK only” searches all put me twice in the top 3 – once as elly thompson.co.uk and once as ellythompson.co.uk/blog.

Which possibly makes me the most prominent Elly in the UK.