Comments: Guilt by Blogroll Association, or Google-Abuse

This is much harder than it looks, because Google's snapshot of a page may be out of date with the actual page. For instance, the following Google search for two quoted names returns exactly one hit:

The page Google finds is:

However, the name of the Red Sox player used in the search no longer appears in the page, so the search ought to have returned no hits at all rather than the single hit. (I'm trying to avoid invalidating my own discoveries by using the "make a shorter link" gimmick. I wonder if it will work? Maybe I should have used Rot13?)

OTOH, at the "surfwax" page above the following two names are clearly present:

But Google finds no results at all for this unlikely combination.

Posted by David Carroll at April 5, 2005 12:01 AM

URL's which change content are a bane of the Google-Whack game :-).

The "make a shorter link" gimmick works fine.

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at April 5, 2005 02:34 AM