Google’s stance on Googlebombing

Google’s official blog today had an interesting post about its stance on Googlebombing (where a group of people get together and raise one result higher by linking to it). They specifically were reacting to how if you do a search on Google for “failure” you’ll find a page about George Bush.

UPDATE: this post originally appeared in 2005 (I didn’t remember it from back then). Turns out that RSS kicked out a new version of this post. Both Bloglines and Google Reader users saw it again (that’s where I saw it).

So, this is actually a bug in the RSS system.

23 thoughts on “Google’s stance on Googlebombing

  1. It’s an issue in Blogger; when they (or any other Blogger user) goes back to edit labels into old posts, their feed shows them up as ‘new’, very very annoying as a lot of older Blogger uesers tend to do that sort of thing fairly regularly.

    another reason to convert to (and stay with) a better blogging platform.

  2. It’s an issue in Blogger; when they (or any other Blogger user) goes back to edit labels into old posts, their feed shows them up as ‘new’, very very annoying as a lot of older Blogger uesers tend to do that sort of thing fairly regularly.

    another reason to convert to (and stay with) a better blogging platform.

  3. Ditto

    I was surprised to see that the Google section of my Reader list had 60 something new posts.

    I wonder what causes this… Error in Google Reader, or error in the blog itself?

  4. Ditto

    I was surprised to see that the Google section of my Reader list had 60 something new posts.

    I wonder what causes this… Error in Google Reader, or error in the blog itself?

  5. Failure in RSS? More likely a failure in WordPress, don’t you think? Or is that too complicated for you to grasp?

  6. Failure in RSS? More likely a failure in WordPress, don’t you think? Or is that too complicated for you to grasp?

  7. same here. i get a “new” google-entry every minute and it won’t stop. apparently googlereader likes the official google-blog very much :)

  8. same here. i get a “new” google-entry every minute and it won’t stop. apparently googlereader likes the official google-blog very much :)

  9. “Today”? That post’s from 2005!

    (Bloglines showed a whole bunch of old Google Blog posts as new today; I guess Google Reader did too, huh?)

  10. “Today”? That post’s from 2005!

    (Bloglines showed a whole bunch of old Google Blog posts as new today; I guess Google Reader did too, huh?)

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