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    Failure

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/09...e_bush_search/

    Put 'failure' into google and whats the first link?

    Apparently putting in 'wanker' used to bring up John 'Two Jags' Prescott as did '****wit'.

    'Liar' brings up our TB at number 4.

    Don't know how many more of these Googlebombs still work.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Googlebomb

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    I know some..

    ignorant ******* => Cal Thomas (seems to be 'fixed' by google)

    raar kapsel (weird hair) => J.P. Balkenende (Dutch prime minister, this one still works)

    Also.. 'miserable failure' GWB on number one, Michael More on number two
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    If you search for 'balkellende' in Google, you will immediately notice how "popular" our Dutch Prime Minister really is. But he is a pretty good "Harry Potter as adult" look-alike...

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    'Liar' brings up our TB at number 4.
    Man... I'm sitting here thinking... why would anyone googlebomb Tony Bradley as a Liar?
    I always found his information accurate....
    He has even been quoted on the back of Hacking Exposed 5th edition!

    Duh!

    ROFL. I need to stay off these boards. Frying my brain and reality is slipping...
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    Hi phish,

    Not ' our ' Tony...Tony Blair the PM of Britian comes up as no.4 LOL!

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    Google's official stance on this:
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    Google's search results are generated by computer programs that rank web pages in large part by examining the number and relative popularity of the sites that link to them. By using a practice called googlebombing, however, determined pranksters can occasionally produce odd results. In this case, a number of webmasters use the phrases [failure] and [miserable failure] to describe and link to President Bush's website, thus pushing it to the top of searches for those phrases. We don't condone the practice of googlebombing, or any other action that seeks to affect the integrity of our search results, but we're also reluctant to alter our results by hand in order to prevent such items from showing up. Pranks like this may be distracting to some, but they don't affect the overall quality of our search service, whose objectivity, as always, remains the core of our mission.
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