Meeting The Other John Chows

Let’s face it, when the Internet thinks of John Chow, they think of me. I dominate the first few dozen pages on Google for my name. A search of Google images will show pages after pages of me. Of course there are other John Chows in this world, but it’s quite obvious that I’m the only John Chow that matters! πŸ˜€

To show that I’m not all about me, I decided to seek out other John Chows from Google’s search results. I had to go very deep into Google’s search to find them, but I managed to uncover two John Chows that are worth posting about.

John Chow – The Yo-Yo King

This John Chow hails from Cupertino, California and started yo-yoing at the beginning of 2004 and was not a quick learner. Even with constant practice, at the end of one year, he was still struggling with tricks. However, he kept at it (John Chow doesn’t quit!) and by the end of 2007, he had been accepted into the YoYoFactory Team. John proved that he could compete by placing 5th at the 2008 National Yo-Yo contest and 6th at 2009 Nationals.

John Chow – The Pimp Daddy

I thought I was the pimp daddy until I found this John Chow. Together with his brother Michael, John Chow is cofounder of the Chow Group, a New Zealand real estate development company that is planning to build a 10-storey super-brothel on a prime inner-city site once occupied by the historic Palace Hotel.

Following a deal with the publishers of Penthouse Magazine, two floors of the building will be occupied by a Penthouse Club – where adult performances by models will “bring the magazine to life”. John Chow and his Chow Group have secured the Australasian rights to operate Penthouse Clubs, and the new Auckland club would be the first in the Asia-Pacific region.

As you might expect, John is meeting with some resistances from the locals. However, his name is John Chow so I’m sure he’ll be able to offer enough lap dances to enough government officials to get that super-brothel up and running super-fast!

I’m sure there are other noteworthy John Chows out there. If your name is John Chow and you think you got what it takes to be on John Chow dot Com, then send me an email and tell me your story.


89 thoughts on “Meeting The Other John Chows”

  1. Michael Kwan says:

    I was battling with a Hong Kong singer who shared my name for some time before I was able to outrank him in Google.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Wow! John Chow the yo-yo king has some serious skills. That video is really neat. And, he’s not too far from me, Cupertino is just a stones throw away. He must have some serious dedication to be able to yo-yo like that. I didn’t even know some of those tricks were possible.

      1. I had no idea about these high level yo-yo skills and competitions. It certainly looks like it would take a long time to learn to do it at that level.

        1. Abhik says:

          This world is full of wired contests.. πŸ™‚
          Well, I also had no idea that a yo-yo skill can reach that level.

        2. Yes it’s. I think they spend 5-6 hour a day to practice.

      2. Yep the good yo-yo skill. The John Yo-Yo Chow. It’s amazing skill.

    2. So what you did to outrank him ?

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        Thank you. I appreciate a reply that’s actually related to my comment rather than people who are just trying to stay near the top of the comment form.

        Mostly it was about building backlinks that used my name as the anchor text. Building traffic and other web presences with links back to my site helped too.

        1. Eric says:

          I know right?! It took me a minute to realize their answers were not related to your comment. Thanks for the anchor test tip.

          1. Work online says:

            yes i also prefer to you.

        2. Hey Michael,

          ZK is at the top of the commentators already. THis comment of his is spot on as far as as a reply to your comment.

          How many of those anchor text links with your name did you build?

          Did you check out how many links he had using the anchor text and try to get more or did you just keep on doing it without checking how many links he had until you overtook him?

    3. What, there are more John Chows? It looks like some of them may be rich too?

      1. I think that the name Chow is wide spread and there are probably millions of them. But perhaps not those sharing his first name, John, as well. Only those outside of China and only in English speaking countries would use John as a first name.

        It might be interesting for John and his readers to find out if the rich ones are in any way related to him.

    4. No one has my name, it’s pretty unique.

  2. Stephen says:

    I look like Freddie Wong…apparently… πŸ˜›

    1. I’ll have to find out what Freddie Wong does or is famous for. Does he play the guitar?

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        Freddie Wong is a visual effects artist. Find him on YouTube: freddiew

        1. Thanks Michael,

          I’ll definitely check out his You Tube channel. Visual effects artist is likely to have a very cool channel and videos.

          1. He ought to have a good Youtube channel, he wouldn’t be much of a visual effects artist if he didn’t.

  3. mike says:

    cool. side track a little. just some FYI for those who aren’t familiar with Asia name. usually Asian name without an English (or some called it Christian name) name, the family name (or surname) is placed in front. some surname may read differently even though in Chinese they are the same. this is due to the dialect group the person is associated with and also the country they are from. by countries, only Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore uses ‘dialect’ form of writing (using English alphabets, of course) for surnames. elsewhere, they uses their Chinese written in English. back to the surname ‘writing’ part. Chow is ‘Zhou’ in Chinese, and Chew is also ‘Zhou’ but those are mainly Teochew origin. i just thought the world should know πŸ™‚

    1. internetsalsa says:

      mike..thanks for the info, but all Asians are not Chinese. “FYI for those who aren’t familiar with Asia name. usually Asian name without an English “…I m sure you meant to say Chinese Name….Because I am also an Asian and it doesn’t apply to us.
      Just FYI.

      1. John Chow says:

        Since the break up, I believe Rusia is now a part of Asia. Well, they were always a part of Asia but now more so than before.

        1. Hmm think Russia is still a European nation, but only just. It covers such a wide area

          1. John Chow says:

            Just like Turkey it is Eurasian. Part Europe. Part Asia. Most of it lies in Asia but more people live in the European part. If you think about the political borders, Russia is both, though a larger area of it is located in Asia. However, the Russians living in the western Asian part don’t consider themselves Asian. Russia is both in Asia and in Europe. About 1/10 of it is in eruope but 90% in asia.. there is an offical division

            Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_Russia_in_Europe_or_Asia#ixzz1Iov2f6ie

          2. Russia is almost forming a half of what is called the continent of Europe. Two thirds of it’s territory are, however, in Asia.

            Europe is really a part of the larger land mass sometimes called EuroAsia.

            When you look at the map of the world or at a globe you will see that Europe is really just a very large peninsula of Asia.

            It’s got it’sown name mainly of its different culture.

          3. Looks like the John Chow post turned into a history / geography lesson.

      2. Abhik says:

        Ditto!!
        That also doesn’t apply for Indian names.

        1. Pimp Daddy John Chow, ha, I hope he gets a good pimpn’ hat.

          1. d3so says:

            I would like to be his friend.

    2. You got a great and so indepth information ….

      1. What? I’m not sure I understand this comment either. Are you talking about his geography lesson?

        1. I am talking about Mike knowledge.

  4. Zac Johnson says:

    Awesome idea for a blog post. There is a golfer named “Zach Johnson” with an “H”… yet he doesn’t own the dot com for his name.

    1. All are not into internet world Zac.

      By the way loved last webinar.

      1. I don’t know if I understand that one, all are not into internet world? What?

  5. Eric Tan says:

    These 2 other John Chows should start their blog using your WP Free Install Deal… They seem to be interesting enough… especially the pimp daddy one… a 10 story brothel is something I would want to read about…

    1. John Chow vs John Chow …. Interesting.

      1. LOL… which one is more famous

        1. The owner of this blog is most famous of them all, at least according to the search engines.

          The Chow brothers mentioned in this post may have more money but they aren’t so widely known and our John Chow.

          I don’t mean he is ours but I mean to us there is only one John Chow we all know and he wrote this post..

  6. Earl Von Tapia says:

    “10-storey super-brothel”

    That made my day! :p

    1. Sounds like a good place to catch a disease if you know what I mean.

  7. Graham Lutz says:

    I’m the only Graham Lutz.

    1. I think your surname make you different from other Graham.

  8. PPC Ian says:

    The video production on the second video is really impressive.

    1. Yes, it’s a professional production of TV quality.

      The Chow brothers are doing very well for themselves. They would do well even without getting into the adult entertainment industry.

    1. Abhik says:

      Actually.. Two more John Chows πŸ˜€

      1. I’ll bet there are at least a thousand you don’t know about.

  9. David Hodge says:

    The brothel is all the talk over here in New Zealand, it is opposite Skycity Casino in central Auckland.

  10. Another awesome title which can attract any visitors to check ….

    You certainly know how to write killing and attractive title.

    1. Why would anyone outside internet marketing who knows John Chow click on that title. I don’t think it’s that great.

  11. Ashish Patel says:

    great post john, nice to meet all those johns. πŸ˜€

    1. yes and all of them have some special quality

      1. Abhik says:

        I agree.. Only for that kid.
        But the other john chow is nothing but a businessman.

        1. Abhik,

          Arte you saying that business people have no skills? When you consider that these brothers came over with nothing they must have had some skills and smarts to get where they are now.

        2. Businessmen make the world go round.

  12. Earl says:

    But does the super brothel have a blog? You should totally consult with them on that – hahaha. Pay per view instead of pay per click?

    1. Earl says:

      Oh and you should totally turn the other yoyo John Chow into an info product mogul. Just imagine 10 DVD series of yoyo tricks.

      1. I hope he is reading this and will get some ideas on blog posting and scope of internet.

  13. Those skills on the yo-yo are unbelievable. Must take years to get up to that kind of skill level on the yo-yo and some pretty serious dedication

    1. Yes every kind of skill need time and dedication. John Chow Mogul is an example of that …

  14. What would be a perfect project name if you start working with the other John Chow? Nice job on finding them πŸ™‚ Loving the yo yo!

  15. Abhik says:

    wow!!
    I really liked the tricks that kid john chow demonstrated.

    1. Abhik you have said the same thing in slightly different way in your comment further up.

      So what are you trying to do with this one?

  16. DJ Sophia says:

    Thats interesting but John Chow you are unique…..

  17. Justin says:

    I tried to learn yo-yo tricks for about a minute. Maybe I could use yo-yo time to inspire my creativity.

    The Penthouse Club would not meet with resistance from me but I understand where they are coming from.

  18. Work online says:

    John I accept that is really great post, it is a professional production of TV quality.Thanks for sharing

  19. fas says:

    Wooow John, first time anyone seeing who is popular with their name.

  20. I also wondered if there would be other John Chow’s that are celebrities or are well known. Thanks for this John!

  21. Yangman says:

    John Chow the Yo Yo king? No big deal. I can be as good if not better than him……problem is I’m freaking lazy that’s all. πŸ™‚

    1. This is probably a joke lol.

  22. John Chow is a pretty common name I would imagine, there are probably lots you don’t know about.

    1. Yangman says:

      I wonder did John did a keyword research on “John Chow” before he register johnchow.com? πŸ˜‰

  23. Allen Walker says:

    “John Chow – The Pimp Daddy”

    Would never have expected that… πŸ˜›

  24. Sean Supplee says:

    Lol, awesome I will admit it Ive Googled myself to see whats up even on facebook its fun to see other people with your same name. Surprising in many cases.

  25. Godaddy says:

    Is http://www.chowgroup.co.nz/ a free domain? John.

    πŸ™‚

    1. John Chow says:

      No, it’s a country domain. NZ for New Zealand.

  26. Yo yo John Chow is freakin amazing. How does he do that without tying his yo yo into a knot?

    1. John Chow says:

      Your guess is as good as mine on that one!

  27. Work online says:

    Nice and amazing clips,According to my think they spend 5-6 hour a day to practice.

  28. guru says:

    Chow the Pimp Daddy> He must have a serious business acumen if he is doing all that with a brothel and in NZ. Its the last place I would imagine brothels, not even to mention 10 storeys. Maybe John should interview the other Chows??

  29. doroki says:

    Goood finding about new John Chow. Inspirational also. at this young age he is going to be great

  30. Work online says:

    That video is really neat. And, he’s not too far from me, Cupertino is just a stones throw away.Thanks john.

  31. It’s good to know that your name rocks! At least you are the only known John Chow for blogging. πŸ™‚

  32. singer divya says:

    all guys are talented people.

  33. I really wonder, how many john chows exist in this world πŸ™‚

  34. Its great to see more John chows

  35. Paul Danson says:

    Nice get together πŸ™‚

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