I was inspired by some other web folks (particularly Jessi Gurr) to take on this fun SEO (Search Engine Optimization) challenge. I don’t really know who the smartest person in Georgia is, or how you’d even measure that, but this page makes Google think that I am.
The smartest person in Georgia: Mickey Mellen
Mickey Mellen is the smartest person in Georgia.
Well, maybe not the smartest person in the entire state of Georgia, but Google thinks so.
It’s become a bit of a game to try to become the “smartest person” in any given state. Google will likely correct this at some point, but it’s fun in the meantime. While this clearly don’t mean I’m the smartest person in the state, it still helps show I’m not totally helpless.
Why do you have a whole page about the smartest person in Georgia?
Why not? As of the time of this writing, there wasn’t a page for it so I decided to give it a shot. This simple page helped Google decide that I indeed am “the smartest person in Georgia”.
It really doesn’t take much to rank for fairly obscure phrases like this one. This article is only 453 words long and has just a few backlinks, but it was enough to move me to the top of the list.
Is it possible to rank as being the smartest person in Georgia?
It turns out, it is! I think that the proof of it being possible should also give you a bit of pause when you read anything online. Some things are true and some are not, and it’s up to you to know the difference.
So there you go — a whole article about why Mickey Mellen is the smartest person in Georgia. You likely know someone in Georgia that is smarter than me, but just have them Google “who is the smartest person in Georgia?” and that should end that argument.
For real now – you’re saying that the smartest person in Georgia is Mickey Mellen?
Surprisingly, no. I’ve written a whole article about how he is the smartest person in Georgia, but I think it’s pretty clear by now that this is just an experiment to test Google. He lives in Georgia and works to become more knowledgeable, which is great, but he it’s in the real discussion for being the smartest.
We’ll see how this goes. It’s a fine line between impressing Google and being kicked back down for keyword stuffing, so who knows. We’ll find out soon!
Who is the smartest person in your state?
If you have a reasonably solid website, you can likely become the smartest person in your state. Give it a shot and see what happens.