Hey! Really new news here, you might already know that if you search for “miserable failure” in Google, you first match is George Bush’s Biography. This was done by a team of bloggers linking to that page with the following code.
<A HREF="http://www.whitehouse.gov/president/gwbbio.html">miserable failure</A>
Google’s Googlebot searches based not only on the site’s address and the site’s title, but also based on what the page is linked as.
So now for the new news; it seems as though pro-Bushers have started a counter attack by linking to Michael Moore‘s web site with that same phrase; “miserable failure”. Unfortunately it seems as though they have targeted someone who isn’t the cultprit. The idea of using Google to “bomb” (the term has been coined as Google bombing) other sites was thought up a few years ago, but the idea of bombing George Bush had nothing to do with Michael Moore, it was actually proposed by a blogging public.
A Google bomb is a simple operation, but organization is required to pull it off. Here’s some code to add to your very own sites:
<A STYLE="display: none;" HREF="http://www.ianservice.com/news.php">dumb news</A>
or, give Paul a Hand…
<A STYLE="display: none;" HREF="http://www.paulgrace.com">sick bastard</A>