When proposing to your fiancé, some people want to go big. What is bigger than placing an ad in the super bowl, being on the Google home page might be. That is exactly what one guy wants to do.
A Google Web Search Help thread has a guy named Stanislav Ponomarev from Natchitoches, LA, who is a student at Northwestern State University, who wants to propose to his girl friend via Google. He said:
um... Is there any way to put "%name%, will you marry me?" for a day on the front page of google web search? Maybe for a price?
Google really won't do that for anyone, trust me, I tried. Some of you may remember, the Ask Jeeves team helped me propose to my wife via a search engine. It was one of the first, if not the first, proposal via a search query. It made some pretty big news, but I didn't do it for that - I did it because I am all about search and it just seemed right.
Google doesn't change their search queries, so the only way to make that happen would be to:
(1) Use Google AdWords (2) Use a browser that is hacked to show a special search result.
Or I guess you can rank a web page for the search phrase you want to come up for. But I think more people should try to use search for stuff like this, it is neat!
Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.