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Thursday, March 25, 2004

 
A Google bomb is a situation in which you can run a search for a specific phrase that returns a result that has been manipulated by web authors to return a particular page at the top of the rankings. Google bombs have been around for a long time and 'French Military Victories' is a famous example. This link leads to a story that shows this is still happening, and that Google bombs can be created very easily. This is clearly a problem for Google (though Yahoo! doesn't fare much better), since it shows that it's easy to manipulate the results from search engines. It's just another example demonstrating that Google isn't as good as some people still seem to think that it is.