How to be top of a Google search

I was №1 for “narcoleptic hen”

Damian Clarke
Nov 21, 2019 · 2 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

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:

A November 2019 Google search result showing Our Albion nowehere to be seen in a search for “narcoleptic hen”.
A November 2019 Google search result showing Our Albion nowehere to be seen in a search for “narcoleptic hen”.
This is what a Google search for “narcoleptic hen” retrieved in November 2019 (Photo Damian Clarke)

Hasn’t Google improved!


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Copyright © 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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