All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Googlebomb’
It looks like Google Maps vandalism and Google’s way of addressing it may have led to a massive rankings shift in local search results, which can obviously have a major impact on businesses. Have you noticed any drastic changes in local search results? Let us know in the comments. Last week, news came out that Google Maps had been tampered …
This post contains language some may find offensive. Google says it screwed up and is sorry for pointing people toward the White House, historically black colleges, and other locations when shockingly racist search terms were entered into Google Maps. “We were deeply upset by this issue, and we are fixing it now. We apologize this has taken some time to …
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.
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."
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.
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.