Is Google Part of a Left-Wing Conspiracy? Probably Not.

I’ve recently received several emails from friends and associates talking about “Googling” certain adjectives such as liar and failure only to find the first link returned by the mega-popular search engine to be Tony Blair and George W. Bush.

For example, at the time of this post searching on “failure” will return The Biography of President George W. Bush.

What’s causing this link placement (or ranking) is actually a manipulation of how Google uses website (including blog) statistics by unscrupulous posters. The phenomenon is known as “Google Bombing” and someone on Wikipedia has done a great job outlining the process as well as providing some interesting examples of previous bombs.

BTW, #2 on the “failure” search is Michael Moore…

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