December 9, 2003

Google Bomb

What's a Google bomb? It's when a bunch of people start using a particular phrase and use it to link to a specific website. Eventually, because of the way Google works, Google associates that phrase with the page in question.

The most recent example of the Google bomb in action is the linking of the term miserable failure with Dubya's bio page on the White House website. (To try for yourself, search Google for the phrase "miserable failure" and either hit "I Feel Lucky" or just look at the top page returned.)

Here's the NYT story on the Bush Google bomb.

Posted by James at December 9, 2003 3:10 PM
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By the way, it's our duty as Americans to create a new, unelectable google bomb.

Posted by: Bil at December 12, 2003 5:25 AM

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