September 24, 2004

Search me

When I was about 16, I got teamed up at work with a guy named Joseph Bologna, and a girl named Emily Dorkinson. We worked together the whole day, and got a lot done. Towards the end of the day, Joseph said, "We may all have really weird last names, but we make a great team!"

"Waaaaiiit a second here," I thought, "I have a weird last name? Cooney? What's wrong with Cooney?" I was a bit confused. It took a little while, but eventually, I came to terms with the idea that the name Cooney might be a bit odd. For a while, I wasn't happy about that. But then I realized that it's not too bad, since it doesn't really lend itself to jokes (except perhaps "Looney Cooney", which thankfully no one in my grade school ever figured out), and it's really kind of a rare name. I was the only Cooney in any of my schools until I got to college, and even then there were only a few.

So when I got my domain name, I was really surprised that searching for "Kevin Cooney" doesn't bring up my site until like the 47th page.. And that's because of the guys pictured here. On top is Kevin Cooney the actor. He hasn't been in much, (although he had a pretty major role in "Bring It On Again", which, in my opinion, wasn't given the respect it deserved by the critics), but it's enough to screw up my Internet Presence. Below is Kevin Cooney the College Baseball Coach, who coaches a team in Florida. Yet another reason to not like Florida.

I've asked my friends with websites to link to my site, but so far it hasn't impacted anything (and I'm sure this post will only make things worse by talking about the other Kevin Cooneys). I'm still stuck the 47th page ... sigh ...

Posted by Kevin at September 24, 2004 12:05 PM

I was about to bitch about your meta tags but I see you've finally added them.

Try posting a link to something in a slashdot comment. That should get you some hits.

Posted by: Brian Kelly at September 24, 2004 01:10 PM

Nah, it's much more fun just to whine about it instead. :)

Posted by: Kevin at September 24, 2004 01:52 PM

If you want you can put my name somewhere on your website. I am sure a lot of women search for me, so that may brings you more hits... :)

Posted by: Joel at September 26, 2004 08:26 PM

Hey Kev,
On Yahoo, you're on the 1st page!!! #9 on the 1st page. Unfortunately, on Google, it's the baseball coach, and "Naked pics of Kevin Cooney". I checked, and luckily you weren't on there. So, Yahoo likes you, good to know.


Posted by: B at September 29, 2004 09:57 PM

You haven't heard of me - Kevin Cooney from London, England. I used to play sweeper for the Sloane Square Dynamos.

Best wishes Kev mate. It's not a funny name, just not so common.

Posted by: Kevin Cooney at April 21, 2005 04:20 AM

Hey... if you search "Looney Cooney" on Google, you're third... :) (us Cooney's and our love of good search engine rankings).

Posted by: Allison Cooney at November 7, 2005 06:57 PM

my civics teacher in high school called me looney cooney. and i think he may have been correct. there is nothing crazier than the acting business.

Posted by: kevin cooney at December 21, 2005 09:25 PM
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