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Barack Obama receives Google Bomb for "cheerful achievement".

Discussion in 'Google' started by Maximizationator, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. #1
    Many may remember the hilarious Google Bomb of old, when no more than 50 webmasters linked to former President Bush's web page using the link anchor text "miserable failure", placing whitehouse.gov in the no. 1 spot for the search phrase "miserable failure". Since the incident, Google modified the algo to prevent Google Bombs and exploitation of such linking. So how did this latest Google Bomb go off?

    I used LinkDiagnosis.com to analyze all incoming links to whitehouse.gov, and after an hour, it spat out over 3000 incoming links. I downloaded the .csv file, sorted the anchor text and started scanning for variations of the phrase "cheerful achievement"... not a single occurrence. Hmmmm.
    SEMrush
    Any thoughts, theories, etc?
     
    Maximizationator, Jan 23, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Pixelrage

    Pixelrage Peon

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    hmm, I'm not seeing it appear at all on page 1.
     
    Pixelrage, Jan 23, 2009 IP
  3. mg_

    mg_ Peon

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    didn't saw that
     
    mg_, Jan 23, 2009 IP
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    all i get on the first 3 pages is pages calming it happened but not whitehouse.gov it's self.
     
    vagrant, Jan 23, 2009 IP
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    Perhaps it was a one day thing done by Google themselves? They do openly back him.
     
    leads0122, Jan 23, 2009 IP
  6. Maximizationator

    Maximizationator Peon

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    Looks like it happened again! Friday, January 23, whitehouse.gov ranked no. 1 for the term "failure" on Google, and no. 1 for the term "miserable failure" on Yahoo. Since then, Google has addressed the problem, though it still appears in the top spot on Yahoo.
     
    Maximizationator, Jan 23, 2009 IP
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    M3rC Peon

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  8. Maximizationator

    Maximizationator Peon

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    Yeah, but it was supposed to have been dismantled...
     
    Maximizationator, Jan 24, 2009 IP
  9. seoemporium

    seoemporium Well-Known Member

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    I think Google just did a manual edit and didn't change the algo that much to accommodate that situation.
     
    seoemporium, Jan 26, 2009 IP