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This is just out of curiosity, there's no problem.

Anyway, I submitted a problem about 10 minutes ago to superuser. I googled it again to see if I may have missed something. I used about 20% of the same wording, so it wasn't because of the wording. Do stackexchange/google have some relationship with each other and google puts their results at the top?

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Nope, just SEO and the fact that SO is a reputable site. –  Richard J. Ross III Feb 15 '13 at 2:05
    
Wait... I thought google organized by PageRank, based on how much each website was visited. Huh, you learn something new every day! –  Chipperyman Feb 15 '13 at 2:06
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Didn't you hear? Google has dropped page rank in favor of this. –  Richard J. Ross III Feb 15 '13 at 2:07
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@chipperyman573 Yes, one of the components of being "reputable" is having a large number of links from other reputable websites. This is the essence of PageRank. –  Asad Feb 15 '13 at 2:08
    
Google also takes in to account who you are (assuming you're logged in) which can weight sites it knows, or believes, you like higher. –  Dave Newton Feb 15 '13 at 2:08
    
@Asad I think it logs you in your account as well. In your account page you have the option to disable personalized results and disable logging search history... And personally, I like it. Google can have all the info it needs to make my results slightly more personal. As long as my SSN doesn't get leaked I'm happy. –  Chipperyman Feb 15 '13 at 2:12
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A lot of SEO efforts were put into the site, some of them extremely subtle like choosing the best tag to prefix the title with in order to combat SEO scrapers appearing before the results that they scraped. Google did a pretty good job of combating that problem, but the efforts continue to pay off in pure SEO benefit alone. And, yes, the trilogy sites are rather authoritative. –  Tim Post Feb 15 '13 at 2:12
    
I am always amazed at how well Stack Exchange does on Google. It's a testament to the SE team's SEO wizardry! –  Andrew Barber Feb 15 '13 at 2:21
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I rather think it's a testament to the quality of the content. –  Al E. Feb 15 '13 at 2:58
    
@AlEverett Excellent point! –  Andrew Barber Feb 15 '13 at 4:36
    
Related: How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? (actually I wanted to link to "How does StackOverflow get indexed by Google in such as fast manner?" but it's closed as a dupe of the above) –  Pops Feb 15 '13 at 15:12

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