Forget Googlewhacking, Try Finding a Googlenope
It appears Gene Weingarten at the Washington Post has a little time on his hands. Perhaps a whole lot of time on his hands, as he has penned an article about his quest enter search queries into Google and find no results whatsoever.
Unlike the past craze of Googlewhacking – trying to find keywords that have just a single result in the index – Weingarten has invented a new game, finding phrases with no results at all.
When a phrase cannot be found on Google, I call it a Googlenope. Once a Googlenope is discovered and written about, it is no longer a Googlenope.
Of course, you could cheat at the game, and type in a bunch of “made-up” words, but the trick is to use unlikely word combinations, such as these suggested by Weingarten.
- Queen Elizabeth’s buttocks.
- Varsity pinochle.
- Caviar ‘n’ taters.
- Much to Paris Hilton’s embarrassment …
- I was helped by the federal government.
Of course, those will now likely have a result, thanks to Weingarten’s post – and this one – but you get the idea.
So, what weird keyword combinations can you come up with, that have no search results in Google? Better yet, anything weird that does bring up a page in Google? (Don’t forget to use quotes to search for the exact phrase).