Anointing Stephen Colbert as the Greatest Living American.
Alchemist Media was in New York this week, presenting at the Search Engine Strategies conference. President Jessie Stricchiola spoke on the Ad Copy & Landing Page Clinic panel and moderated the Advanced Paid Listings Panel.
In between sessions and networking events, we got a chance to see a taping of The Colbert Report hosted by Stephen Colbert, who was introduced as the greatest living american. During the Q&A period before the show we asked Mr. Colbert if he ever considered using his loyal following to influence Google results. After being told that yes, he could reasonable achieve top ranking for almost any key phrase he chose by asking his fans to link to ColbertNation.com with the correct anchor text, Mr. Colbert said he would like to rank first on Google for Giant Brass Balls. Well—that just seemed way too easy, so we decided to do some thinking to find other words that the show should rank for…
A quick check on Google shows he doesn’t even rank for Truthiness, a word he invented. So, Colbert Nation, we are not -ahem- suggesting a Google Bombing campaign… but isn’t it time to start linking to the Greatest Living American?