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Murder, Abortion and Googlebombs

Proving the adage that what’s old is new again, Googlebombs are back in the news, and, of course, they’re being used to grandstand about a sensitive subject. Considering the subject matter — murder and abortion — the back and forth for this one should be a clean and respectful discourse concerning the different reactions such a subject produces… and maybe the iPad 2 will be free for everyone.

In other news, clearly, the time format on my Google Reader must be set to 2004.

Scientology Bomb Cruises Past Google
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It’s a good thing Google’s Matt Cutts wouldn’t claim an algorithm tweak was "100 percent perfect" against googlebombing. If so, we’d be making fun of him right now. The oft-ridiculed Church of Scientology is the latest target.

Google Admits Googlebombing Problems

Google claimed back in January that the Googlebomb was no longer a concern, however, today on the Official Google Blog, Marissa Mayer noted:

Colbert Sets Off Googlebomb

The Google bomb is back, and Stephen Colbert is, figuratively speaking, riding atop it, cowboy hat in hand.  That’s right – according to the top Google search results, Colbert is the "greatest living American," and, as it so happens, also possesses some "giant brass balls."

“Free Alaa” Googlebomb

Alaa Abd El-Fatah is a peaceful proponent of democracy who was jailed during a nonviolent protest – his supporters in Egypt want you to know this. They want anyone who googles “Egypt” to know this, as a matter of fact. A Googlebomb campaign has begun to link that word to a “Free Alaa” blog.

Google’s JewWatch Controversy Continues

Has Google manually intervened on the results of the keyword “Jew”? As reported here, this particular keyword search’s top result was JewWatch.com, a site considered by many to be anti-Semitic.

Googlebombing Of Jew Keyword Continues
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As reported here yesterday, April 15, 2004, the fight to knock JewWatch.com out of first position for the keyword search of “Jew” is picking up.

Another Googlebomb Explodes

Googlebombing, the act of compromising search results using external links, has exploded close to its namesake. There have been a few famous Googlebombs recently (weapons of mass destruction, miserable failure, etc). This time, the executives of Google are the targets.