Well the ever popular family fun game Google Bowling was back in the news it seems. What is Google bowling? If you dont know, then apparently youre not very smart, at least according to one - Chris Bowers -
I think Internet users are very smart and most are aware of what a Google bomb is, he said, and they will be aware that results can be massaged a bit
While it is an interesting, if not passé pursuit, GB dark side wanna-bees are always fun to read. Here are some goodies...
It will be harder to manipulate results for searches of the name of a candidate who has already been widely covered in the news and widely discussed in the blogosphere, because so many links and so many pages already refer to that particular name. Search results on lesser-known candidates, with a smaller body of references and links, may be easier to change.
shows what kind of investment you could be up against in a Google Bowling war. Be careful what fires you start with this. It also shows its relative ineffectiveness on more entrenched rankings/competitors.
Ricardo Reyes, a Google spokesman. A sites ranking in Googles search results is automatically determined by computer algorithms using thousands of factors to calculate a pages relevance to a given query.
100s of factors
its a magical mystery tour at the Plex
or is it a focused campaign of misinformation? Or does anyone actually know any longer how many factors there are?? It will remain a mystery.
And in the end
its all just another Link Bait ---
Theres no hidden agenda. One of the reasons for this is to show that campaigns should be doing this on their own. -- said Mr Bowers