How to be top of a Google search

I was №1 for “narcoleptic hen”

Damian Clarke
Nov 21 · 1 min read

I just discovered that Our Albion scores the top Google ranking for the search phrase, “narcoleptic hen”.

A 2006 Google search result showing Our Albion as the top two entries in a search for “narcoleptic hen”.
A 2006 Google search result showing Our Albion as the top two entries in a search for “narcoleptic hen”.
This is what a Google search for “narcoleptic hen” retrieved in November 2006 (Photo Damian Clarke)

We shall celebrate by giving the girls some extra oats.

Hens like oats.


Post script

To fill-in some context, the story about Basil the Narcoleptic hen was published in November 2006 — a tale of Andre’s Jordan’s 40th birthday party where I presented him with an egg from Basil the Narcoleptic Hen. He said, “I feel a doodle coming on” but never drew it —the idea lost in the excitement of his party.

The actual story is lost in the mists of time, but the above story — the story about the story — remains.

Here’s what happens when you search for “narcoleptic hen” in November 2019:

This is what a Google search for “narcoleptic hen” retrieved in November 2019 (Photo Damian Clarke)

Hasn’t Google improved!


© Damian Clarke 2019. The original post was first published on the Our Albion blog, 21 October 2006.

Our Albion

he story of a guy with a hammer, some nails and an old house to use them on.

Damian Clarke

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I’m a writer and publisher working in Sydney, Australia and London, UK. I specialise in finance, technology, insurance, property, medicine and sustainability.

Our Albion

he story of a guy with a hammer, some nails and an old house to use them on.

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