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  Making TP.SE googlable / reachable

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While it is easy to send the full link by e-mail, I found it hard to spread the word by (literally) the word of mouth.

Just type http://theoreticalphysics.stackexchange.com/.

No one*) will remember.

*) Up to the error bars.

Search for it!

Well, I guess that it is going to be a long time until (hopefully) one typing theoretical physics will find TP.SE.

I will type it in your computer...

Well, the original version is a bit lengthy, but http://bit.ly/tpse isn't.

Still, I think it is crucial to have a few catchy words that can be easily googled (i.e. one of the first results will be TP.SE). Any ideas are welcome. Maybe it is about the elevator pitch / tagline (e.g. Theoretical Physics - real questions), maybe one needs to invent an alias (e.g. ResPhysica) or there is sth else one can do.

Do you have any ideas how to make it easy to remember and to google TP.SE?

See also:

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asked Nov 6, 2011 in SE.TP.discussion by Piotr Migdal (1,260 points) [ no revision ]

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Maybe the unnecesary, obvious answer but I will offer it anyway.

Increase the site's pagerank by linking to the main page and specific questions or answers on blogrolls and blog entries. For example, I just posted this entry on the CSTheory Community Blog.

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answered Nov 7, 2011 by Aaron Sterling (130 points) [ no revision ]
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Search "theoretical physics q and a" and see what happens.

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I should point out to @PiotrMigdal and Mateus that tp.se is actually a registered Swedish domain, and so I think it is a bad idea putting too much effort into trying to make google find us first for that particular query.

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@JoeFitzsimons: I used TP.SE as an acronym for people how are already inside.

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@Piotr: Sorry, I thought you literally meant you wanted the query "TP.se" to point here.

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Here is a counterintuitive thing: right now if you search for "theoretical physics" the area 51 for TP.SE page is among the first 30 results and is ranked above the main site, mainly because people have linked to it when the proposal was in the commitment phase.

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That's a very offensive thing to say. If you're not my comments seriously, there's no point in writing them.

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@Mateus Araújo: no, it doesn't take a long time. You just need to have a reasonable number of users link to it from pages with high rank like their university homepages. A few links from homepages on MIT/UCB/... websites have a considerable effect.

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"theoretical physics exchange" works right now.

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answered Nov 8, 2011 by Aaron Sterling (130 points) [ no revision ]
The area51 page for the TP.SE is on the first page when I search for: theoretical physics question

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