As usual aunty Beeb provided a bit of balance by talking to a relatively new entrant to the search engine sphere, kosmix.com, with offices opposite Google's - nice bit of finesse!
Of course, the first thing to do was submit my various web sites, and those of friends / colleagues that were to hand.
Here's the email I sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi,Can you add to your www.kosmix.com search engine:My websites:..and those of friends / colleagues:ThanksMark RidleyPS found out about you via a BBC feature about google.PPS To the CC List folks - connect up with me and each other via my highton-ridley web site using Google Friend Connect. If you have a Gmail or AIM account, an opendid, a flickr account and others, you can sign in using those profiles - no need to provide yet another registration! Explained and usefulness here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/get-your-google-profile-organized-for-friend-connect/
They all owe me a beer!