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We are trying to educate people about being CS majors and getting our site to the top of a Rankmaniac 2012 google image search
Unlike my Senior associate, who only has golf today, I have a huge amount of work. Fortunately, we are winning Rankmaniac 2012 on Google search. That’s pretty good I think. It probably won’t last, but we have some plans for maintaining our dominance.
We are the big lion:
Anyway, the next to weeks are going to be awful. We need to get CS projects in order for next quarter, I need to finish my PS 139 project (a study on election fraud) and I need to finish my CS 141 work. OMG I have CS 144 due at the end of the week – blech… At least I don’t have any midterms… I will power through like a true Rankmaniac.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Rankmaniacs!
The rankmaniac 2012 competition ends tomorrow so we are in the final stretch! Since my only class today is Golf, I decided to share with you some of the other awesome classes that Caltech students take while dwindling away their senior years. This term I only needed two CS classes and a humanities of social science class.
Since this class (the one with the Rankmaniac competition), Algorithms, and Creative Writing only add up to 27 units and I need 36 to be a full time student for swimming, I added three 3 unit courses as filler. First of all swimming – chill. I would be on the team even if I wasn’t official signed up for the class. Second is golf. This class is awesome. Twice a week I stand out in the sun and hit balls and talk with people. Also we get to go putting and actually play golf at some point. Finally I am in an art class – Drawing and Painting. Every week the teacher brings this rankmaniac and a friend hot chocolate. Then we look at picture books until we are inspired to paint whatever we want. Halfway through class we give up and draw a model. Not surprisingly, every time I go to this class, I forget about the Rankmaniac competition, homework, and the job search. It is the most stress relieving class I have ever been in.
And to make the picture somewhat relevant, yesterday it was raining and I skipped classes until it stopped. 😀
Hello again Rankmaniacs!
Here are some of the basic search engine optimization techniques for a rankmaniac to get ranked on Google images.
These are just a few of the basics we have employed in the competition. I hope they help you understand what we’re doing here 🙂
Here are some important questions you should ask before accepting any job offers.
There are many more, but that should be good for now 😛
This question is pretty simple, but I was asked it nonetheless at an interview. You have two blank dice and you want to be able to display every day of the month using these two dice. How would you put numbers on the dice so that some configuration of the dice show every day of the month from 01 to 31?
Hello loyal readers of our blog! Here’s an update on our class competition: Rankmaniac Reloaded. We are doing very well in the image search (check the google site under the “rankmaniac 2012” page above to see exactly how well) and are also doing pretty well in the web search, as you can see above. Not that the web search really matters for us Rankmaniacs this year.
So, what’s gotten us this far? Lot of search engine optimization (SEO) techniques – constant updates of our webpages, link farming, title and alt tags for the images, and PageRank. Funny how all of these things came together to give us the final boost we needed.
While this page has of course comes up when “rankmaniac 2012” is queried, we’ve even gotten a few hits for keywords “caltech”, “shortest unique substring”, and “Facebook weaknesses 2012”. It’s pretty nice that we are being found for reasons other than our own 🙂
One problem we (and everyone in the class) are having is getting on Bing image search though. We are indexed by and do appear on Bing web search, but we still aren’t sure how they rank images. At this point in the competition, just getting onto Bing is equivalent to winning the Bing competition. So, we’ll see what we can do in the next couple of days.
There are only a few days left in the competition, so this may be the last update before the final checking of ranks. Come back later for more interview questions and CS advice!
CS is definitely the best major for these reasons:
Today I had a phone interview scheduled for this afternoon. I woke up and went to the gym early to relax. Planned on doing some background research (and finish off my problem set) during the day and be ready to talk talk talk later.
Instead I got back from the gym and as soon as I walked through the door my phone was ringing. Fortunately I’m a rankmaniac and handled it pretty well (there was just some miscommunications about the time…)
Now I don’t have to spend the rest of my day worrying about it and can instead finish off my problem set (by the actual due date) and even start preparing the Rankmaniac Reloaded report for our group. I guess I’m glad I got it out of the way earlier.
We had a game theory class one day – apparently this will help us be better CS majors (and Rankmaniacs?).
I just want to talk about what I think a true Rankmaniac should study to become a hireable/desirable computer engineer.
I hope that you guys find this helpful.