Google has some curious results now and then. For example, if you search for the string “venture capital” in Google you’ll find 79mm results, but surprisingly few major venture capital firms — including neither of the two Google VCs: Sequoia and Kleiner Perkins. Granted, not a lot of entrepreneurs likely show up at Kleiner via Google searches, but it is interesting that neither Kleiner nor Sequoia even appear in the first ten pages of Google results for “venture capital”.
So, which venture firm does show up first in Google for the above search? Mobius Venture Capital. I’ll give you six guesses why Mobius does so well in Google, and the first five are wrong. My hypothesized reason: A certain prolific Boulder-based blogger. Way to go, Brad, and yet more testimony to how highly Google’s values fresh content and links.
[Update] The situation is no better for Kleiner and Sequoia in a search for “vc” in Google, other than that a blogger (Fred Wilson) now gets the number one position. I’m, of course, delighted that Google deigns to rank bloggers so highly, but all of this does smack of a flaw in Google’s algorithm — I doubt most people looking for definitive search answers on the above keywords are really looking to find itinerant venture bloggers.