When you search for 'stackoverflow' on Google, you get the following screen:
I'm curious what special abilities Tom and Ngu have to get on the Google search? I'd expect the top users to appear there.
I have to periodically go through and clean up the sitelinks in Google webmaster tools.
For some reason Google enjoys escalating some user profiles to sitelink level...
I don't see this. When I google Stack Overflow it just says "Did you mean Jon Skeet?", and the only result is his profile page.
Courtesy of @Bobby:
And just for the records, the current sitelinks are really showing a professional side of the site:
Holy Crap this scared me. Wake up this morning, drudge through things, go into Meta, see this and think "Oh crap, I didn't cover things up well enough..."
But yea, what Jeff said. That's definitely the secret. Weird I missed this the first go-around months back.
Maybe there are more links from outside the stackoverflow domain pointing to their profiles?