Blogging Tip, Adding a Stock Quote Reference Increases Probability to Get Listed in finance.google.com

In today's post /2008/08/vmwares-hidden.html, discussing VMware's Hidden Competition Executive, I purposely added the stock link to VMW in my post,

One friend said Charles joined Pi Corp, Paul Maritz’s company one week before it was acquired by EMC, reporting directly to Paul. Charles had to have known he was joining EMC’s cloud computing efforts, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he know at the time that there were plans to make big changes at VMware (NYSE: VMW) like Paul’s CEO role.

I write the Green Data Center blog as my own research notebook, and it is more efficient for me to share ideas with friends than writing emails. About twice a month I am running into friends who are thinking about blogs and can use help getting started.  I am going to start adding to my blog, tips for bloggers.

I did this knowing I would get index'd by google finance's blog search in http://finance.google.com/finance?q=NYSE:VMW 

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This popped me up to #1 in blog posts for VMW.

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I can see the click stats in TypePad's tools.

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Now let me preface this with I have been blogging for a 10 months on Green Data Center, and I have been watching carefully how well my posts get index'd. One of the interesting Google Webmaster tools shows I get a high search click for "microsoft + mike"

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Showing up #4 is my blog with Microsoft's Mike Manos.  I have no idea what Microsoft Mike people are searching for, but the fact I show up #4 feels weird.

Another strange one is I beat Dell in Google search for Dell XS23. Maybe I need to get the Dell guys to post a banner ad on my site.  :-)

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