OT..........Google

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by puddin827, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. puddin827

    puddin827 New Member

    to those that missed this it is still there !!! Go to google.com, type in failure and look at the first listing
  2. detsgirl

    detsgirl New Member

    Thats pretty sad. I sure wasn't expecting that!

    Teresa
  3. mosherpit

    mosherpit New Member

    I also clicked on the "why" link and this is the answer...

    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.