Olympics Special

Dear Will

I have now finished this phase of preparing the Olympic pages.  I
wanted to get them into a state where I could just slot any new material you
find.  As for me, it has been thoroughly enjoyable reliving old
memories and discovering fascinating facts.

Specifically, I have created two new pages, which I split from the London
Olympic Trivia because nobody searches for that phrase - yet!

  • Olympics:
    Interesting Facts {40}
  • Olympic Trivia {41}What Happened to the Antwerp 1920 Olympic Flag?


22nd April

  • Salt lake city Olympic bid scandal?

21st April

Bahrain has a wonderful Grand-Prix race track, but people only go there
once a year.  I don't want our Olympic pages to be like that, indeed, I
sense that there is a wealth of trivia and interesting facts about each
Olympiad.  Just like journalists unearth tear-jerking info about any
Grand National winner, so we can assemble gems about competitors at each and
every Olympics.  Then we distill / link the best items to our trivia

As for SEOing, my best guess is that
Olympic Trivia (as opposed
to London Olympic Trivia) is our best bet, followed by
Olympic Interesting
Facts - a phrase with little competition.

Ideas for interesting topics, or even themes:

  • Olympic Marathons
    - If you see anything more, do let me know.  Not ready for general
    publication yet.
  • Scandals, Controversies and Disqualifications.

20th April

Dear Will

I spent a whole morning researching my lists of
Champions.  It was a
labour of love.

The page is not finished, it always takes me 3 /4 goes to get it right.
Moreover, as you can see some lists are one or two short of the 10..., thus
please feel free to add your suggestions, especially where I have missed
someone obvious.

I also wanted to memorialise how stilted, boring and matter-of-fact those
original pages
are.  The other side of that coin is that they are a good base to add
other relevant and only-vaguely-relevant material.

Guy Memo to self.  Game within a game is to SEO those 27 pages for
other phrases.

19th April Update and Ideas

  • Enliven the 27 pages with trivia, cartoons and articles from the era.
    London 1948 and
    1908 would be good places to start as they link naturally to 2012.
  • Concept that the pages may be intrinsically interesting aside from 2012.
  • Target zany Olympic offshoots.
    Funny Olympic flames?
  • Olympic Scandals are popular.
  • Could I ask you to write (crib) a short review of the
    Athens Olympics?

These are phrases that my keyword 'man' generates.  So far there is
little competition.

Olympics Jokes
Olympic Jokes

When is the Olympics opening ceremony
When has London hosted the
When are the next Olympics

Could we add to these topics?  Enough to make another page, or two!

  • Olympics Location - I already have your pictures.
  • Olympic facts  - Already have 10 trivia.
  • Olympic Logo - Already have 2.

Guy and Google Research

Google has an alert feature where you can subscribe to phrases and get
stories.  I have been using this research tool for Windows 7 and
PowerShell, but we can use it for anything.

Points Arising

  • I don't want to muscle into your research.
  • 80% of the results is dross, only 5% is any good.
  • Occasionally my site features among the results!  Which is a)
    Thrilling  b) Shows how others may reach us c) Reminds me of how
    others get articles for their sites.
  • I wonder if it would be of any interest to you?  You probably
    need to sign-up for a Google account to get it to work.

  • http://www.google.com/support/alerts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=71057

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