Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Last piece of the world's information that wasn't in Google

I'm going to take a breather from commenting about the current state of public affairs and go back to my base constituency - computer nerds. For the past 6 years now, I've been getting together with a couple of friends from the university on Tuesday nights at a local watering hole where they have free chicken wings and 2 dollar draft beers. Twice a year, at the end of the semester, we get together for a blowout dinner.

A few weeks ago, I went up to Cheshire to get a sandwich at Subway, and noted that the Irish bar and grill that had been next door had been replaced by a new seafood restaurant named Yellowfin's. People coming out looked happy and well fed, so I offered this as a possible dinner spot for the occasion. They agreed, but as the day approached, I was asked to confirm that Yellowfin's is open Mondays and see if we needed a reservation. No problem - I'd just google it and get in touch.

Well, no such luck. Typing Yellowfins Cheshire Connecticut always got me lots of hits, but never the thing I needed. Then I found out the street address of the previous occupant and always got a slew of hits for them but not the new restaurant. I had to face the dreaded conclusion - here's a restaurant that is not in Google. We showed up last night anyway, and had an absolutely delightful evening. We had a pair of appetizers, shared the dishes around and found everything to be first rate. Our waitress said that they've been there for just over two months. They're at 1027 S. Main Street. Yesterday that information was missing from Google. In a day or so, it won't be.


JMK said...

Not yet.

It's now June 9 and Google has still not discovered Yellowfin's. We are likely going to try it anyway, on your recommendation, Terry.

Hey, if we have a house part for Ned Lamont will you come?


jeff bartlett said...

whoops - as the guy in charge of designing Yellowfin's website, I suppose I'm personally responsible for the lack of Googlability as of May! suffice it to say that the site has been posted since then, and Google now happily responds it as the first hit on a search for "yellowfin's seafood grille" and within the top 5 on a search for "cheshire" and "yellowfin's".

ironically, I found your blog by making sure that google recognized the site. glad you enjoyed the visit!

jeff bartlett said...

Whoops - as the guy who designed the website for Yellowfin's, I suppose this is my fault for not finishing before midsummer! Problem solved, as yellowfinsseafoodgrille.com now comes up on the first Google page in a search for "Cheshire" and "yellowfin's".

Glad you enjoyed the visit!