Spock: Another Search Engine Reputation Management Resource

I’ve been looking at Spock for a while now, and now that it’s in public beta, I can finally say what I think this is good for: (Personal) Search Engine Reputation Management! Just check out the search results for “Joost de Valk” and for “Onetomarket“. My guess is the search pages will rank better for a person’s name than the actual page about a person because of the URL, but who knows, check out my page.

Build a few links to that and I think it’ll rank like a charm!


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10 Responses

  1. John StevensBy John Stevens on 11 August, 2007

    Hello Joost,

    Because of this article I took a peak at Spock and signed up. Not knowing what it is for then as another social-network thing. You are looking at it for a while you wrote, so can you explain in short what is the benefit for you (and me) to have a profile there?

    Also explain to me about the links you build there, because they have nofollow. You expect a couple of ctr there?


    John Stevens

  2. sanderBy sander on 12 August, 2007

    Nice website.
    I signed up but still not listed in the search results.
    How long does it take?

    Also I think the grab a lot of informations from linkedin.

  3. SintBy Sint on 13 August, 2007

    I also signed up some days ago. It took about a day before I received the invitation mail, but that could have been caused by all the attention around the official launch. Next it took another day before my name was listed in the search results. So it takes a little bit of patience before you can get started seriously.

  4. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 14 August, 2007

    @John: that profile for me will probably show up in the search results :)

  5. John StevensBy John Stevens on 16 August, 2007

    Well Joost, in that case I beat you already… type my name and you will be shocked how well I’m represented in every search-engine including Spock? How come? I think John Stevens is as common as the Jan Jansen in the Netherlands…..

    And you are right, the John Stevens you will find is probably not me :) So in that aspect I think its better to have a name like Joost de Valk, or Rand Fishkin :)

  6. MaiaBy Maia on 17 August, 2007


    This is Maia from Spock. Thanks for the write-up! I just wanted to clear up that we re-index our search results incrementally. The implication of this is that you won’t be in the search results immediately after you create a profile. If you have any other questions, just let me know!

  7. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 17 August, 2007

    Hi Maia,

    nice of you to drop by, and thx for answering the question :)


  8. SanderBy Sander on 4 September, 2007

    Well I’m monitoring the ranking and at this moment I’m afraid it is not ranked that good.
    But I will give it another 2 months.

  9. MaiaBy Maia on 4 September, 2007

    Hi Sander,

    Re-indexing only places you within the search results. In order to rank higher, filling out your search result with pictures, links and tags will help. It also helps to have others vote on your search result.


  10. Better Search Engine RankBy Better Search Engine Rank on 4 December, 2007

    Great, thanks for the top information.

    One thing I also like to do is to optimize the page title. To do this I use freebie software that analyzes your page title and rates how effective it is:


    I hope you or your readers find it useful?