Thoughts on Number Patterns in our Daily Lives
Firstly, let me say that I am sure all our thoughts went out to the people involved, their families and friends of these bombings, and other incidents where innocent people lose their lives. Secondly, an SEO article is not the place to debate the rights and wrongs of such events.
However, I would like to use the numbers involved to show you how there are patterns in everything if you have the eyes to see. Where some people hear music and see the chords, we see numbers, patterns and synchronicities. For us that is a major part of SEO work; spotting the trends, analysing how small changes affect page results and which keywords are being used to find our pages.
As sometime Maths man, I think Pythagorus may well be considered the father of Western Mathematics. Who can forget the great mantra "The square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides", they don't write 'em like that any more! But how many of you realise that he is also the father of Numerology ("Number is the law of the Universe"), which he says is the science of number patterns and fate.
Numerology has been discounted by the mainstream in the West as "stuff and nonsense", but many other cultures still revere it. Skeptics, please bear with me, I am not for or against Numerology, but the number patterns I hope you will see are very interesting.
So, back to the London bombings, what time did they happen? First reports I saw were for 3 simultaneous explosions at 8.49 in the morning rush hour. Do you see it, look again, play with the numbers, any co-incidences you can see. OK, coming ready or not! 8.49 is also 11 minutes to 9, now where have I seen those numbers before. Interestingly, in Britain, 9/11 is actually 11/9 (we put day then month).
OK, we'll put that down to coincidence, now do you remember the date of the bombings? Well, it was the date of our first ezine 7th July 2005. At first glance there doesn't seem to be much there. However, in Numerology, numbers in dates with multiple digits are reduced by adding them together until a single digit is obtained. So 7th July 2005 becomes 7/7/2+0+0+5 = 777.
I am sure most of you know what 666 stands for, but what about 777? Well, just as 666 is the "sign of the beast", 777 is the "sign of the spiritual warrior". Pythagorus believed that by attaching events to certain numbers or dates, you could change their vibration and reduce or increase their power. Whether we believe in Numerology or not, there are obviously people around who understand, believe in and use these ideas to their perceived advantage.
So, you can see that if you spend all your life looking at numbers and patterns for SEO, it creeps into your whole view of life. Remember that all of the search engine companies use algorithms to calculate where a site will appear in the search results for a specific page. Our job is to understand these patterns of activity and use this knowledge to the advantage of our customers.
So, in summary, being a customer of SEO Gurus is really like doing work in the community - after all you are keeping two very sad, old guys out of the asylum!
And now our poem
Just to prove we aren't just left-brain logical mathematicians, a poem from my partner, reflecting the article - I really wish I could do this!
Though Nashness would invoke numbers,
Better left inside their cell,
There are patterns in our websites,
There are numbers there as well,
They aren't cryptic codes for Cluedo,
Or sinuous strings for spies,
But there is an inbuilt pattern,
Hidden from our normal eyes,
And when spiders come a crawling by,
And stopping by perchance to spin,
They take a peek or two inside,
To see what riches lie within,
And what words lie embedded,
Almost invisible to normal sight,
And they create a little web or two,
Whilst we sleep quietly at night,
And awaking we discover soon,
All is not as it was before,
Many more have come knocking,
Many more have found our door,
Just because we took the trouble,
To be precise in subtle ways,
The spiders have discovered,
Whole tables and arrays,
Their worldly love of logic,
Finely spun numeric strands,
For structure they love to find,
On which they make out plans,
They categorise and pigeonhole,
To allow us to be found,
So our wares will be famous,
And our name will be renowned,
And instead scuttling off forever,
They pop back all the time,
For they like numeric order,
And they like a timely rhyme,
And they love to browse anytime,
Where some thought has gone before,
So you be good to your spiders,
And you'll see 'em all the more.
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