What can I type into Google in order to receive a link to 'The Bridge' as one of the first few results?

'Arqade the bridge' doesn't even give the link to the chat in the first two pages.

'arqade the bridge chat' does better with the link appearing in the 8th spot.

Is there any short phrase that can be Google'd to return the link as one of the first 2 or 3 results?

  • So... Can I ask why you'd need to accomplish this? Jul 15 '15 at 0:22
  • @LessPop_MoreFizz so I can get to the chat easily
    – Aequitas
    Jul 15 '15 at 1:26
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    Isn't it easier to just type in chat.stackexchange.com? Jul 15 '15 at 2:01
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    @LessPop_MoreFizz and then from there I'd need to click on the search bar and type in "the bridge", so much wasted time, besides I'm not going to remember that url anyway
    – Aequitas
    Jul 15 '15 at 2:04
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    I mean, to each their own and all, but I find your reasoning more than a bit baffling. Jul 15 '15 at 2:05
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    A bookmark would also solve the problem
    – Robotnik Mod
    Jul 15 '15 at 10:18
  • @Robotnik what if it's a new computer/browser? What if it's a school or other public computer that resets bookmarks?
    – Aequitas
    Jul 15 '15 at 22:18
  • @Aequitas - Seeing as we're looking at indirect ways to solve the problem, put the bookmark on a flashdrive. Or even your entire browser
    – Robotnik Mod
    Jul 15 '15 at 23:31
  • @Robotnik the idea is for a quick simple solution to get to where I wanna go. I get that everyone will do things differently but this is my preferred method of getting to a site. I simply push ctrl+l then type in a quick phrase. I rarely use bookmarks. usually only for things that are hard or impossible to find via search, such as my student email log in. Keyboard only navigation is generally many times faster.
    – Aequitas
    Jul 16 '15 at 3:05
  • @Aequitas - Ok, you've officially got me confused lol. You say that keyboard-only navigation is faster, yet you dismiss any other workaround as you want to use Google, which still requires clicks? There are 100 different ways to solve this problem, including using just the keyboard: Assuming you browse using history, you could just type 'chat', then 'down-arrow', and 'Enter'. Or you could just remember chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/35/the-bridge. That's significantly faster than worrying about redirecting through Google.
    – Robotnik Mod
    Jul 16 '15 at 3:56
  • @Robotnik google dosen't require clicks? yes chat down enter would be ideal, however this requires making chrome "learn" it, by going to it many times, unfortunately this won't work on new computers, also it doesn't work for me even on my home computer because I have other links suggested, after a while, yes that will be the better choice, but it requires going to the bridge via other means first. Remembering all that is 1. too hard to remember and 2. too long to type out, especially with all the special chars which are significantly slower to type.
    – Aequitas
    Jul 16 '15 at 4:58

Just search 'the bridge chat'. In my case, the chat room is the 1st result.

Alternatively, 'the bridge stack chat' is a more surefire way to get the chat room.

The problem with adding the 'arqade' keyword is, Google will search the content on the Arqade sites (main & meta) instead of returning the chat room directly.

Note: this is done with Google Search, the result may vary with other search engines.

  • Perfect!, thanks, who knew leaving out "arqade" would get better results! 3rd result and 1st result for me, using incognito to search on google
    – Aequitas
    Jul 15 '15 at 20:34

I find that googling for "@wipqozn's socks" is a reliable way to get to The Bridge's transcript. From there you're just one click away from active chat!


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