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President Bush And The Google Sandbox

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By now many of you have heard of the President Bush Google/link bombs that have gone off since our world changed in 2001.

For those who may not be aware, if you search the phrases “Google+Search”>miserable failure,” “failure,” or “miserable” into Google, the top result goes to the White House biography of our current President. This little trick is done by taking advantage of the weight Google gives to contextual links. Because enough people pointed the linked phrase in question at President Bush’s biography page, he has the honor of having the top spot in Google.

However, what caused the President to rank highly for the words “miserable” and “failure” individually? Some posters at WebProWorld are discussing whether or not the Google sandbox had something to do with event:

There is no way that during a non-election year the Google Bomb grew in size, in fact as bloggers post and keep sending the initial ‘google bomb’ post down to page 2, page 3, page 4…. so it leaves us having to explain why less prominent links were able to do more ‘damage’.

The only thing I can think of is sandbox.

What do you think? Did the Google sandbox play a part in the President Bush link bomb’s growth? Founder’s reasoning does seem logical.

Chris Richardson is a search engine writer and editor for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest search news.

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