Ah there’s one of mine. 2002. At the time I was toying with Google’s new acquisition of Usenet (which at first pissed me off because my old shit from the early 1990s was easily available now on Google) and seeing if I could move my name around the search results. [hence, putting my name in a few times – trying to understand Google’s algorithms]
I got to be pretty good at manipulating Google search results ’til about 2013/2014 when they started pushing preferred results up on the “organic results”. Can’t complain though, although I miss making the ad $$.