April 14, 2008

"Expelled" Google-lobbying

Expelled Exposed is a rebuttal to an anti-evolution films. There's what I'll call a "Google-lobbying" campaign around the search rankings:

We need to get the NCSE's [National Center for Science Education's] counter-site to the hideous little propaganda film, Expelled, to rank higher in the search engines. The way to do this is for lots and lots of you to link to the Expelled Exposed site with the word Expelled.

Note I'd say this isn't a "Google-bomb", since the target site wants the high ranking itself. And Google's algorithmic changes to defuse the bombs aren't applicable here, since the words appear extensively on the site.

On the other hand, I don't know if they'll be enough interest to have much impact, unless it becomes a cause-celebre. We'll see.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in google | on April 14, 2008 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink)
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