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What's your Google Suggest number? That is, how many letters of your name do you have to type into Google Suggest before your name appears on the suggestion list, and at what position does it first appear? (If your name is the only thing on the list, you get position zero as a bonus.) Write the results as "8.4" (you have to type 8 letters, and your name appears first at position #4). The example number happens to be mine -- my name comes up at #4 when you get to "jerry kin." Add an asterisk if your name comes up in the list before you've started typing your last name. Jason Kottke has a 7.3; Matt Haughey of MetaFilter has a 7.1. The CTO of the company I work for has an pretty incredible 5.0* -- try typing "adarb." George W. Bush, though, has a 2.2, or a 2.1 if you don't require his middle initial, while his 2004 challenger John Kerry has only a 3.2 -- no wonder he lost!
Update: Matt Carter suggests appending a third digit indicating your rank on the Google results page when you search for your name. Good idea, it can only add to the parlor fun. That'd make me 8.4.1.
Also, just as a clarification -- no, you don't have to count the space between your first and last name, or for that matter, any punctuation in your name (e.g. apostrophes). That'd just be cruel, and is why I specifically stated "letters." The space is taken into account by the asterisk, which you can use only if you don't have to provide part of your last name.