September 09, 2005

"Searching for failure? Try George W. Bush"

The Register notes:

... Google is currently offering the Prez's biography as its top link for the search 'failure':

They don't seem to have realized that this is not a new Google-bomb, but rather some sort of effect of the old "miserable failure" Google-bomb (and possibly also due to transient effect of Google being in the middle of an update). Or maybe they did, but decided it was worth reporting anyway ... [smiley image]

The miserable failure root cause is apparent from George W. Bush's biography being the top result right now for a search for either failure or miserable (because of all the links for miserable failure).

And further proof, Michael Moore's site (similarly Google-bombed) appears as a result for all three searches.

I suspect some of this will change in a few days as the Google update completes. [Update 9/27 - It's a long-lasting failure]

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in google | on September 09, 2005 11:52 PM (Infothought permalink)
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