Google Bombing?

Admittedly, there is much to learn, let alone figure out how 3.0 of the Web will work.

Here’s a term:  Google Bombing.

We read an interesting article, how Google is used by politicians or would-be politicians.

Reportedly, “democratic blogger Chris Bowers” started the advent of “Google Bombing”.

“A Google bomb thankfully has little to do with the kind of bombs that are dropped in Iraq. It is an attempt to influence the ranking of a Google search. Google’s algorithms rank a page higher if the sites that link to that page use consistent anchor text, or visible text in a hyperlink. If a large number of sites link to a page in this way, then the page has been Google bombed. The result is that a Google search of a politician or a proposition will return unfavorable or more favorable information in the first few results, depending on the bombers’ preference.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/ZDM/story?id=2626377

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