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Posted: 10/5/2005 10:17:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 10:21:29 PM EDT by EPOCH96]
Apparently I'm a dipshit because I've never heard of googlebombing....

sorry if this is a dupe, but I just discovered this

go to www.google.com

type in "failure" without the qoutes and hit the I'm feeling lucky button...

Google Inc.
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phone: (650) 253-0000
fax: (650) 253-0001

still looking for an email address...

Link Posted: 10/5/2005 10:18:14 PM EDT
Yea, no suprise here. Google is a norcal company.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 10:18:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 10:20:06 PM EDT by roboman]
Welcome to about 2 years ago, dipshit.

Put in Miserable Failure and you get the exact same thing.

The trick is possible because Google searches more than just the contents of web pages - it also counts how often a site is linked to, and with what words.

Thus, members of an online community can affect the results of Google searches - called "Google bombing" - by linking their sites to a chosen one.

Google doesn't have control over what the results come up as. If a bunch of people link "Miserable Failure" to GWB's biography, Google is going to rank it as the best pick because of it having the most links to that site.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 10:18:56 PM EDT
This dates back before the 2004 elections.

I would say as far back as 2002 or earlier.

Link Posted: 10/5/2005 10:19:31 PM EDT
Fuck em.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 10:23:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 10:25:30 PM EDT by ArmedAndRetarded]
I read somewhere on the interweb that a few people can manipulate search results by doing something called "google bombing". I don't know what that is because my internet is for shopping for military gear and looking at porn only, but apparently the Bush-failure thing is the result of a google bomb.

I guess I should have read the thread before posting. Disregard
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 10:24:37 PM EDT
Its not google doing it. It is a bunch of leftist wackos that put the text into their web pages in such a way that the words get cached and noted so it comes up in a search. Hence the term google-bombing. They are bombing the search engine with key words that they want to relate to something - in this case to say that Pres. Bush is a failure.

It is important to understand that it is not google saying bush is a failure
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 10:26:24 PM EDT
Google can FOAD. After those bastards wrote back to me concerning my question "why no decorative artwork for Memorial Day?" .. rude, lies, etc.... I haven't used those fucktards site since!
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