Welcome to web 2.0 – a funky phenomena occurs, it gets named, a cool website gets built, and a new business is born, all in 48 seconds or less.
OK, so ego surfing has been around a little longer than that. Still, egoSurf is fairly quick to market. And fairly cool.
Bloggers are nosy ego-driven people, always conscious of popularity and status while at the same time righteously and sniffily disdaining such bourgeois sentiment. In other words, they’re exactly like everyone else. So egoSurf is a cool tool to make that easier.
From the about page:
egoSurf finds your blogs ranking in google
Actually it doesn’t have to be your blog, and it ain’t just google.
Simple. You enter your name and your blogs web address. We search google and find links to your blog. We calculate your ego ranking.
We show you where your blogs appear in the search engines. Did we mention that we can search in Yahoo, MSN, del.icio.us and Technorati too? Got more than one blog or site? No problem, we can look for lots.
We also keep track of your rankings over time, so you can see how your site moves through the blogosphere. How’s that for stroking?
Why do I need to egoSurf?
egoSurf helps massage the web publishers ego, and thereby maintain the cool equilibrium of the net itself.
We, the publishers of this here internet thing, need the occasional massage, the odd stroke. We aren’t paid. We aren’t recognised. Our sites hit count used to be enough, but no longer.
We need to be no 1. in Google. Do we really need to say more? Get surfing.
The site looks like it is very new, so now is the time to do your little ego surf before it gets way too busy and goes the way of Technorati: cool tool but often unavailable.
I couldn’t resist, and here’s my current scoring:
As you can see, I’m OK in Google, Yahoo!, weak on MSN (who cares), and nonexistent on delicious. But I’m a star on Technorati.
Reminds me of the bumper sticker: famous online, loser off.