[thechat] Re: Google hit by link bombers

Hugh Blair hblair at hotfootmail.com
Wed Mar 13 09:19:00 CST 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of rudy
> good one, hugh
> actually, "hit by" is a bit strong, suggesting malice or deceit

Agreed - but you know those headline writers ;)

> googlebombers aren't really spamming the engine, they are just the fortunate
> beneficiaries of google's referrals=relevance algorithm -- okay, i guess
> real search engine spammers could say the same about all their old seo
> tricks, er, strategies, but in this case the googlebombers are simply
> agreeing on the relevant phrase
> the bbc article's last paragraph is "Net analysis site Corante has explored
> the workings of Google bombs in depth" but they don't give a link
> here ya go -->
> http://www.corante.com/microcontent/articles/googlebombs.shtml

Cool - thanks for looking passing it on.


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