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Search Engine Analysis Notes

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MATERIAL DATES FROM 2007.

(1) Complete Search Engine Rankings

Search Engine Rankings for followthedrinkinggourd.org
Final Version, 6/21/2007

Date Google Search Yahoo Search MSN Search
Week of 1/29 >1,000 >1,000  
2/5/2007 346 9 6
2/11/2007 380 8 7
2/12/2007 42 8 8
2/13/2007 42 8 8
2/14/2007 28 8 8
2/15/2007 28 7 8
2/16/2007 26 8 8
2/18/2007 35 7 8
2/19/2007 44 - -
2/20/2007 30 - -
2/21/2007 29 9 8
2/22/2007 35 7 5
2/23/2007 42 8 5
2/24/2007 39 6 5
2/25/2007 35 8 5
2/26/2007 28 8 5
2/27/2007 32 8 5
2/28/2007 39 11 5
3/1/2007 41 11 5
3/2/2007 34 9 5
3/3/2007 33 9 4
3/4/2007 31 7 4
3/5/2007 30 8 4
3/6/2007 35 7 4
3/8/2007 40 18 5
3/9/2007 37 18 4
3/10/2007 33 11 5
3/11/2007 28 11 4
3/13/2007 42 11 5
3/14/2007 37 12 4
3/15/2007 37 12 5
3/16/2007 38 7 4
3/18/2007 39 7 3
3/20/2007 39 7 3
3/23/2007 33 8 3
3/24/2007 37 8 3
3/26/2007 39 8 3
3/27/2007 25 7 3
3/28/2007 25 7 3
3/29/2007 44 7 3
3/30/2007 40 8 3
3/31/2007 34 8 3
4/1/2007 40 8 3
4/2/2007 36 8 3
4/3/2007 36 8 3
4/4/2007 43 4 3
4/6/2007 26 4 3
4/7/2007 44 4 3
4/8/2007 37 4 & 43 3
4/9/2007 41 4 & 42 3
4/10/2007 33 4 & 42 3
4/11/2007 28 4 & 41 3
4/12/2007 34 4 & 41 3
4/14/2007 25 4 & 41 2
4/17/2007 27 4 & 41 2
4/19/2007 35 4 & ? 2
4/21/2007 4 4 & ? 2
4/22/2007 3 4 & 40 2
4/23/2007 4 4 & 42 2
4/24/2007 4 4 & 41 2
5/1/2007 3 4 & 38 3
5/7/2007 2 4 & 41 2
5/14/2007 1 2 & 6 2
5/30/2007 1 2 & 6 2
6/21/2007 1 1 & 18 1

(2) Pages with Partially Unsearchable Content

Screenshot of the Google cache of "Interpretation_Over_The_Last_Ten_Years.htm"
4/25/2007

Google Cache

Sources: http://72.14.209.104/search?hl=en&q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2F
www.followthedrinkinggourd.org%2FInterpretation_Over_The_Last_Ten_Years.htm
&btnG=Google+Search
Highlighting added separately. Note the cache date of April 1, 2007

Screenshot of a Google search for "formed the narrative core..."
4/25/2007

Google Search Screen Shot

Screenshot of a Google search for "formed the narrative core..."
5/2/2007

 

Sample Cached Pages Containing Text Not Located by Google Searches
5/15/2007

Page: http://www.followthedrinkinggourd.org/Appendix_Teachers_Guide.htm
Cache: http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:aNyF8a_MUsIJ:www.followthedrinkinggourd.org/Appendix_Teachers_Guide.htm
Text: "fourth verse of the Parks"
Text: "It is this version that is used"

Page: http://www.followthedrinkinggourd.org/Interpretation_Over_The_Last_Ten_Years-Notes.htm
Cache: http://72.14.209.104/search?q=cache:Hi1OhcJR0NwJ:www.followthedrinkinggourd.org/Interpretation_Over_The_Last_Ten_
Years-Notes.htm

Text: "migratory quails in the world"
Text: "For more information on the northern bobwhite" (Yahoo misses this, too...)

Page: http://www.followthedrinkinggourd.org/Appendix_Childrens_Books-Notes.htm
Cache: http://72.14.209.104/search?q=cache:FN77iMek9NcJ:www.followthedrinkinggourd.org/Appendix_Childrens_Books-Notes.htm

Text: "nearly as hazardous as running away"

Page: http://www.followthedrinkinggourd.org/Appendices_Timeline&Gazetteer.htm
Cache: http://72.14.209.104/search?q=cache:PlqhbkzacpIJ:www.followthedrinkinggourd.org/Appendices_Timeline&Gazetteer.htm

Text: "Parks version of the account and song"

Sample Phrases and Search Results
3/17/07 to 6/21/07

  6/21/07 6/4/07 5/13/07 4/24/07 3/18/07 3/16/07
URL & PHRASE Found? Found? Found? Found? Found? Found?
index.htm (THE SITE'S HOME PAGE)
"supposedly used by an Underground Railroad operative"
           
Afterword.htm
"constantly asked whether the Drinking Gourd"
           
Afterword-Notes.htm
"welcome help sourcing unusual recordings"
           
Appendices_Misc.htm
"serious map collectors and strong supporters"
           
Appendices_Timeline&Gazetteer.htm
"hearing the song sung by a young black boy"
      N   N
Appendix_Additional_Materials_For_Teachers.htm
"when master and slave sing the same song text"
          N
Appendix_Additional_Materials_For_Teachers-Notes.htm
"Ohio of 150 years ago was considerably shallower"
    N   N N
Appendix_Adult_Books.htm
"quarters this book was seen as the antithesis"
      N   N
Appendix_Adult_Books-Notes.htm
"Hays was an ardent Whitman devotee"
      N N N
Appendix_Childrens_Books.htm
"South Carolina and are following the drinking gourd"
          N
Appendix_Childrens_Books-Notes.htm
"Underground Railroad agent based at Point Harmar"
N         N
Appendix_Parks_Biography.htm
"preparatory school of Blackburn College"
      N    
Appendix_Parks_Biography-Notes.htm
"Professor Burke was also the kind source"
      N N N
Appendix_Recordings.htm
"Alternate version with big-band accompaniment"
      N   N
Appendix_Search_Engines.htm
"view relevant hits culled from billions"
          -
Appendix_Search_Engines-Notes.htm
"Delisting Pages After Removal"
      N   -
Appendix_Teachers_Guide.htm
"bringing the song closer to the 1928 original"
      N    
Appendix_Teachers_Guide-Notes.htm
"Deborah Gray White in David W. Blight"
N N N N N N
Collection_Story.htm
"entomologist who was also an amateur folklorist"
          N
Collection_Story-Notes.htm
"Chesson weighs in on the subject in a somewhat splenetic"
    N N N N
Cultural_History.htm
"sang it as best he could to a musicologist"
          N
How_Do_We_Know_What_We_Know.htm
"error had been cloned across the websites"
           
How_Do_We_Know_What_We_Know-Notes.htm
"other slave accounts describing meandering journeys"
           
Interpretation_Over_The_Last_Ten_Years.htm
"formed the narrative core of a planetarium show"
      N   N
Interpretation_Over_The_Last_Ten_Years-Notes.htm
"only migratory quails in the world are the Old World quails"
    N N N N
Introduction-Notes.htm
"second in command at his music publisher The Richmond Organization"
           
The_Song_As_History.htm
"universally taken at face value by musicians"
           
The_Song_As_History-Notes.htm
"veteran Seth Concklin"
        N N
What_The_Lyrics_Mean.htm
"what I remember as pieced out by the Lomax song"
           
What_The_Lyrics_Mean-Notes.htm
"Underground Railroad operatives marking trees"
           

 (3) Home Page Cache

Home Page Cache Dates for followthedrinkinggourd.org
Final Version, 4/24/2007

  Google

Yahoo

MSN

Date Last Visit Cache (Days) Last Visit Cache (Days) Last Visit Cache (Days)
2/24/2007 2/9/2007 15 2/24/2007 0 2/16/2007 8
2/25/2007 2/12/2007 13 2/24/2007 1 2/16/2007 9
2/26/2007 2/12/2007 14 2/24/2007 2 2/16/2007 10
2/27/2007 2/12/2007 15 2/24/2007 3 2/16/2007 11
2/28/2007 2/12/2007 16 2/24/2007 4 2/16/2007 12
3/1/2007 2/27/2007 2 2/24/2007 5 2/16/2007 13
3/2/2007 2/27/2007 3 2/24/2007 6 2/16/2007 14
3/3/2007 2/27/2007 4 2/24/2007 7 3/2/2007 1
3/4/2007 2/27/2007 5 2/24/2007 8 3/2/2007 2
3/5/2007 2/27/2007 6 2/24/2007 9 3/2/2007 3
3/6/2007 3/6/2007 0 3/6/2007 0 3/2/2007 4
3/8/2007 3/6/2007 2 3/8/2007 0 3/2/2007 6
3/9/2007 3/6/2007 3 3/8/2007 1 3/2/2007 7
3/10/2007 3/6/2007 4 3/10/2007 0 3/2/2007 8
3/11/2007 3/6/2007 5 3/11/2007 0 3/2/2007 9
3/13/2007 3/11/2007 2 3/11/2007 2 3/2/2007 11
3/14/2007 3/11/2007 3 3/11/2007 3 3/2/2007 12
3/15/2007 3/11/2007 4 3/14/2007 1 3/2/2007 13
3/16/2007 3/11/2007 5 3/15/2007 1 3/2/2007 14
3/18/2007 3/11/2007 7 3/16/2007 2 3 /16/2007 2
3/20/2007 3/11/2007 9 3/18/2007 2 3 /16/2007 4
3/23/2007 3/16/2007 7 3/22/2007 1 3 /16/2007 7
3/24/2007 3/16/2007 8 3/24/2007 0 3 /16/2007 8
3/26/2007 3/22/2007 4 3/26/2007 0 3 /16/2007 10
3/27/2007 3/22/2007 5 3/27/2007 0 3 /16/2007 11
3/28/2007 3/22/2007 6 3/28/2007 0 3 /16/2007 12
3/29/2007 3/22/2007 7 3/29/2007 0 3 /16/2007 13
3/30/2007 3/26/2007 4 3/20/2007 0 3 /16/2007 14
3/31/2007 3/22/2007 9 3/31/2007 0 3/20/2007 11
4/1/2007 3/26/2007 6 3/31/2007 1 3/20/2007 12
4/2/2007 3/31/2007 2 4/2/2007 0 3/20/2007 13
4/3/2007 3/31/2007 3 4/2/2007 1 3/30/2007 4
4/4/2007 3/31/2007 4 4/3/2007 1 3/30/2007 5
4/6/2007 3/31/2007 6 4/3/2007 3 3/30/2007 7
4/7/2007 4/4/2007 3 4/5/2007 2 3/30/2007 8
4/8/2007 4/4/2007 4 4/5/2007 3 3/30/2007 9
4/9/2007 4/4/2007 5 4/5/2007 4 3/30/2007 10
4/10/2007 4/8/2007 2 4/9/2007 1 3/30/2007 11
4/11/2007 4/8/2007 3 4/9/2007 2 3/30/2007 12
4/12/2007 4/8/2007 4 4/11/2007 1 3/30/2007 13
4/14/2007 4/8/2007 6 4/13/2007 1 3/30/2007 15
4/17/2007 4/15/2007 2 4/17/2007 0 4/13/2007 4
4/19/2007 4/15/2007 4 4/19/2007 0 4/13/2007 6
4/21/2007 4/15/2007 6 4/20/2007 1 4/13/2007 8
4/22/2007 4/18/2007 4 4/21/2007 1 4/13/2007 9
4/23/2007 4/18/2007 5 4/23/2007 0 4/13/2007 10
4/24/2007 4/18/2007 6 4/23/2007 1 4/13/2007 11
  Overall average 4   2   9
  Visits, Total 14   28   5

(4) Site Cache

Site-wide Cache Dates for followthedrinkinggourd.org
Final Version, 4/24/2007

OVERALL AVERAGE SITE-WIDE CACHE LAG

30 15 10

Cache dates as of 4/24/2007

Google Yahoo MSN
index.htm (THE SITE'S HOME PAGE) 4/23/2007 4/23/2007 4/13/2007
       
Afterword.htm 4/4/2007 4/5/2007 4/12/2007
Afterword-Notes.htm 4/6/2007 4/4/2007 4/12/2007
Appendices_Misc.htm 4/1/2007 - 4/12/2007
Appendices_Timeline&Gazetteer.htm 4/1/2007 4/3/2007 4/15/2007
Appendix_Additional_Materials_For_Teachers.htm 4/11/2007 3/12/2007 4/14/2007
Appendix_Additional_Materials_For_Teachers-Notes.htm - 4/4/2007 4/12/2007
Appendix_Adult_Books.htm 4/1/2007 3/13/2007 4/15/2007
Appendix_Adult_Books-Notes.htm 4/12/2007 3/30/2007 4/15/2007
Appendix_Childrens_Books.htm 4/3/2007 4/3/2007 4/13/2007
Appendix_Childrens_Books-Notes.htm 4/13/2007 3/20/2007 4/15/2007
Appendix_Parks_Biography.htm 4/2/2007 4/5/2007 4/12/2007
Appendix_Parks_Biography-Notes.htm 4/9/2007 4/4/2007 4/12/2007
Appendix_Recordings.htm 4/1/2007 3/29/2007 4/18/2007
Appendix_Search_Engines.htm 4/16/2007 4/23/2007 4/14/2007
Appendix_Search_Engines-Notes.htm 4/12/2007 3/26/2007 4/12/2007
Appendix_Teachers_Guide.htm 4/1/2007 4/3/2007 4/14/2007
Appendix_Teachers_Guide-Notes.htm 4/10/2007 3/20/2007 4/18/2007
Collection_Story.htm 4/3/2007 4/4/2007 4/14/2007
Collection_Story-Notes.htm 4/7/2007 4/4/2007 4/15/2007
Cultural_History.htm 4/3/2007 4/3/2007 4/15/2007
How_Do_We_Know_What_We_Know.htm 4/3/2007 3/10/2007 4/15/2007
How_Do_We_Know_What_We_Know-Notes.htm 4/11/2007 3/26/2007 4/15/2007
Interpretation_Over_The_Last_Ten_Years.htm 4/1/2007 3/12/2007 4/15/2007
Interpretation_Over_The_Last_Ten_Years-Notes.htm 4/8/2007 3/13/2007 4/15/2007
Introduction-Notes.htm 4/1/2007 3/18/2007 4/14/2007
The_Song_As_History.htm 4/5/2007 3/23/2007 4/15/2007
The_Song_As_History-Notes.htm 4/5/2007 4/5/2007 4/15/2007
What_The_Lyrics_Mean.htm 4/1/2007 4/4/2007 4/15/2007
What_The_Lyrics_Mean-Notes.htm 4/14/2007 4/4/2007 4/15/2007
Average site-wide cache lag (excl. Home Page), 4/24/2007 18 27 10

EARLIER RESULTS

     
Average site-wide cache lag (excl. Home Page), 3/31/2007 27 17 11
Average site-wide cache lag (excl. Home Page), 3/18/2007 21 12 12
Average site-wide cache lag (excl. Home Page), 3/16/2007 41 10 11
Average site-wide cache lag (excl. Home Page), 3/12/2007 37 13 9
Average site-wide cache lag (excl. Home Page), 3/7/2007 33 10 5

(5) Delisting Pages After Removal

Case I
Domain: madison.k12.wi.us; Document: ftdg1.htm; Removed: 2/2/2007
Updated 6/21/2007

    Google   Yahoo   MSN  
    Rank Cache Date

Notes

  Rank   Rank Cache Date  
2/5/2007   2 1/7/2007     6   3 1/29/2007  
2/6/2007   2 1/7/2007     7   4 1/29/2007  
2/7/2007   2 1/7/2007     6   4 1/29/2007  
2/8/2007   2 1/7/2007     6   6 1/29/2007  
2/10/2007   14 (See Notes) 1/7/2007 Indented; Main document: ftdgsong.pdf   6   3 1/29/2007  
2/11/2007   14 (See Notes) 1/7/2007 Indented; Main document: ftdgsong.pdf       3 1/29/2007  
2/12/2007   14 (See Notes) 1/7/2007 Indented; Main document: ftdgsong.pdf       3 1/29/2007  
2/13/2007   8 (See Notes) NA Indented; Main document: ftdgsong.pdf       3 1/29/2007  
2/14/2007   8 (See Notes) NA Indented; Main document: ftdgsong.pdf       3 1/29/2007  
2/15/2007   8 (See Notes) NA Indented; Main document: ftdgsong.pdf       3 1/29/2007  
2/16/1007   8 (See Notes) NA Indented; Main document: ftdgsong.pdf       3 1/29/2007  
2/28/2007               3 1/29/2007  

3/1/2007

              3 No cache  

6/21/2007

              5 No cache  

Case II
Domain: NSA.gov; Document: publi00011.cfm; Removed: 2/28/2007

Updated 6/21/2007

   

Google

  Yahoo  

MSN

 
    Rank Cache Date Notes   Rank   Rank Cache Date  
3/1/2007   2 2/25/2007     7   6 2/15/2007  
3/2/2007   2 2/25/2007     6   6 2/15/2007  
3/3/2007   2 12/31/2006 Numeric domain   6   6 2/15/2007  
3/4/2007   2 12/31/2006 Numeric domain   6   6 2/15/2007  
3/5/2007   2 12/31/2006 Numeric domain   6   6 2/15/2007  
3/6/2007   2 12/31/2006 Numeric domain       6 2/15/2007  
3/8/2007   2 12/31/2006 Numeric domain       6 2/15/2007  
3/9/2007   2 12/31/2006 Numeric domain       6 2/15/2007  
3/10/2007   2 12/31/2006 Numeric domain       6 2/15/2007  
3/13/2007               6 2/15/2007  
3/18/2007               6 No cache  
6/21/2007               9 No cache  

Case III
Domains: www.pocanticohills.org & www2.lhric.org;
Document: gourd.htm; Removed: 2/22/2007

Updated 6/21/2007

    Google   Yahoo   MSN  
    Rank Cache Date   Rank   Rank Cache Date  
2/23/2007   1 2/6/2007   3   2 2/14/2007  
2/24/2007   1 2/6/2007   3   2 2/14/2007  
2/25/2007   1 2/6/2007   3   2 2/14/2007  
2/26/2007   1 2/6/2007   3   2 2/14/2007  
2/27/2007   1 2/6/2007   3   2 2/14/2007  
2/28/2007   1 2/6/2007   3   2 2/14/2007  
3/1/2007   1 2/11/2007   3   2 2/14/2007  
3/2/2007   1 2/11/2007       2 2/14/2007  
3/3/2007   1 2/11/2007       2 2/14/2007  
3/4/2007   1 2/11/2007       2 2/14/2007  
3/5/2007   1 2/11/2007       2 2/14/2007  
3/6/2007   1 2/11/2007       2 2/14/2007  
3/8/2007   1 2/11/2007       2 2/14/2007  
3/9/2007   1 2/11/2007       2 2/14/2007  
3/18/2007             2 No cache  
6/21/2007             6 No cache  


(6) Day-to-Day Volatility of a Google search

Results of a search on "follow the drinking gourd" (without the quotes)
4/6/2007 & 4/7/2007

4/6/2007 4/7/2007 Change URL
1 1 0 quest.nasa.gov/ltc/special/mlk/gourd2.html
2 2 0 www.contemplator.com/america/gourd.html 
3 3 0 www.amazon.com/Follow-Drinking-Gourd-Jeanette-Winter/...
4 5 1 artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2467/
5 9 4 www.amaranthpublishing.com/gourd.htm
6 4 2 education.ucdavis.edu/NEW/STC/lesson/socstud/railroad...
7 6 1 www.madison.k12.wi.us/planetarium/ftdgsong.pdf
8 7 1 pathways.thinkport.org/secrets/gourd1.cfm
9 8 1 www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons...
10 10 0 ericir.syr.edu/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social...
11 11 0 followthedrinkinggourd.net/
12 12 0 www.greattapes.com/gt/product.phtml/followgv
13 13 0 www.osblackhistory.com/drinkinggourd.php 
14 14 0 www.tngenweb.org/tncolor/gourd.htm
15 15 0 www.mc.cc.md.us/Departments/hpolscrv/gourd.html 
16 22 6 www.galaxymaine.com/SA/SA2e.htm
17 16 1 www.lessonplanspage.com/OMDUndergroundRailroad...
18 17 1 www.pbs.org/independentlens/strangefruit/slavery.html 
19 18 1 www.tv.com/treasure-hunters/follow-the-drinking-gourd...
20 19 1 www.siue.edu/EDUCATION/AAM/lesson/gallagher/AAM...
21 20 1 www.mariners-museum.org/captivepassage/legacy/...
22 21 1 www.powells.com/cgi-bin/partner?partner_id=28772...
23 23 0 www.education-world.com/a_lesson/02/lp256-03.shtml 
24 24 0 artists3.iuma.com/IUMA/Bands/Marco_Capelli/index-1.html 
25 25 0 starryskies.com/articles/dln/2-96/drinking.html
26 44 18 www.followthedrinkinggourd.org/
27 - - www.northern-stars.com/Follow_theDrinking_Gourd.pdf
28 26 2 movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/movie.html?v_id=18042
29 27 2 www.amazon.co.uk/Follow-Drinking-Gourd-Jeanette...
30 28 2 www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/9087/black/gourd.html
31 29 2 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Follow_the_Drinkin'_Gourd
32 30 2 www2.okbu.edu/academics/natsci/planet/shows/gourd.htm
33 31 2 www.wcboe.k12.md.us/downloads/departments/planet/...
34 32 2 www.rpbo.utoledo.edu/gourd.pdf 
35 33 2 www.randomhouse.com/teachers/catalog/display.pperl...
36 34 2 www.answers.com/topic/follow-the-drinking-gourd
37 36 1 artsbridge.ucsd.edu/Mappingthebeat/5thgrade/pg52.pdf 
38 35 3 www.afrigeneas.com/forum-ugrr/index.cgi?noframes...
39 37 2 66.213.89.3/search/tFollow+The+Drinking+Gourd...
40 38 2 www.teachervision.fen.com/reading-comprehension...
41 46 5 astro.uncfsu.edu/planetarium/program/gourd.html
42 40 2 play.rhapsody.com/theweavers/greatesthits/followthe...
43 41 2 www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.guitaretab.com/w...
44 42 2 tv.ign.com/articles/717/717965p1.html 
45 43 2 www.walkingoliver.com/modules.php?op=modload&name...
46 45 1 palimpsest.stanford.edu/byform/mailing-lists/arsclist/2007...
47 47 0 astro.fmarion.edu/planet/gourd.html
48 39 9 rpsec.usca.sc.edu/Planetarium/gourd.html
49 48 1 www.imdb.com/title/tt0683391/
50 49 1 pbskids.org/readingrainbow/books/episode96.html
- 50 - answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=...
Total changes 91  
Average change 2  
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