Creative Pursuits


I guess Google finally indexed the gigantic list of words you can download from the Random Generators. Either that, or playing Gogglewhack has become more popular. Anyway, I’ve been getting emails in the past few months about how my site is a Googlewhack.

It’s just that there are so many words in the list, there’s bound to be two in combination that don’t appear anywhere else in the Google index. However, I don’t think my site really does count. Rule number 3 is significant.

3. Google shows you an excerpt of the page you whacked. Look at that text. If it’s merely a list of words (such as a bibliography, concordance, encyclopedia, glossary, thesaurus, dictionary, domain names, or plain old machine-generated random garbage), No Whack For You!

Clearly, the page that dumps the entire dictionary of words is disqualified. Of course, any given random output from one of the generators could combine two words to form a transient Googlewhack. In the Google results, you’ll see something that qualifies. When you click to the site, it’s different.

Perhaps the Googlewhack masters should consider this vagueness in the rules. Perhaps they have already and I’m too lazy to figure that out.

Anyway, if you feel the need to tell me I’m a Googlewhack, you might as well note it as a comment to this post.