Failure

31 08 2006

Go to Google and search the word “Failure”.

See what lists first.

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6 responses

31 08 2006
Kingfisher

Ha!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha !

31 08 2006
J-

From Google:

If you do a Google search on the word [failure] or the phrase [miserable failure], the top result is currently the White House’s official biographical page for President Bush. We’ve received some complaints recently from users who assume that this reflects a political bias on our part. I’d like to explain how these results come up in order to allay these concerns.

Google’s search results are generated by computer programs that rank web pages in large part by examining the number and relative popularity of the sites that link to them. By using a practice called googlebombing, however, determined pranksters can occasionally produce odd results. In this case, a number of webmasters use the phrases [failure] and [miserable failure] to describe and link to President Bush’s website, thus pushing it to the top of searches for those phrases. We don’t condone the practice of googlebombing, or any other action that seeks to affect the integrity of our search results, but we’re also reluctant to alter our results by hand in order to prevent such items from showing up. Pranks like this may be distracting to some, but they don’t affect the overall quality of our search service, whose objectivity, as always, remains the core of our mission.

31 08 2006
Ant

What immature people – practices such as trying to deliberately and artificially influence the ranking of a page in Google makes me utterly sick to the core.

10 09 2006
Shamus O'Drunkahan

Classic!

11 09 2006
Ant

OK, where you got to? I miss you.

And where are all your other commenteers that are usually asking the same thing by now?

11 09 2006
Squishi

hrm. I’m amazed a few other pollies aren’t there too…. but that’s kinda funny 🙂

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