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TwiztidNinja

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this is the best thing google has done

google the word Failure and look at the #1 Result
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lol

i will agree to disagree with google though
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Try "miserable failure" :tazz:
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yea i have already done that two pulls up the same thing
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:tazz:

To funny.... But this is where we all have different opinions...


I so totally agree ;)


;)
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heh heh.... the way that works is that thousands and thousands of blogs all over the world ask people to post comments where the comment contains the word "failure" or the link to that site, or both, and so the blog page becomes a humongous list of "failure" and links to George Bush's biography, and so when Google indexes all of these pages, it internally starts connecting "failure" to GWB's bio page, and since it ranks pages by "relevance" combined with number of hits, that page floats to the top of the results for "failure".....

it used to be called "Google bombing".... :tazz:
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Yup, good old googlebombing -- especially popular with bloggers and political targets. Last year the Repub's targeted Kerry with "waffles". It's dropped a bit, but Kerry is still number 3 under a Google search for "waffles". :tazz:
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Sorry to be teckal but what is google researching if one googles #1, is it the most searched site or just the most posts with 1 in it? Anyway, this has been a fun thread. :tazz:
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Google uses a very complicated system to index it's searches, but 'backlinks' are very important to it. A backlink is another site linking to yours through a hyperlink. For example, waffles. The text of the hyperlink says waffles, and the URL is for John Kerry's website. The more sites that backlink to John Kerry's site with the word 'waffles', the higher the results will be in a Google search for waffles.

The most common example is miserable failure. It's not that President Bush's biography contains the words miserable failure that many times, or that it's the most popular site. Just many sites linking to it using 'miserable failure'. If you notice the next two are Jimmy Carter and Michael Moore. Some Republican websites have had an effort to knock Bush out of the number one spot, so far unsuccessfully.

Geeks to Go uses targets the phrase free computer help, it's a very competetive phrase, and we're generally listed on page one or two Google.
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The other factor that Google uses primarily to index pages is number of hits --- how often someone searching Google clicks on a particular link. So if lots of people search Google for "free computer help", scroll through the list of results, and ultimately click on the link to GeeksToGo, then GeeksToGo moves toward the top of Google's results list for "free computer help." It's a very simple system, really, but very innovative when it first came out --- works quite well.

For some other fun Google bombs, try typing "french military victories" into Google and clicking "I'm Feeling Lucky".

Or do the same for "elgoog"

Enjoy :tazz:
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Thanks for this clear reply admin and the fun the this thread everyone, following on from my last question is there a way of searching google for the most popular site since you have explained that 1# turns up the most linked site.

Edited by fleamailman, 17 June 2005 - 03:06 AM.

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ya well if u dont like google you dont like google and if u do like google then you freaking LIKE GOOGLE!!!!!!!!!!





Sorry... :tazz:
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1)Still not quite clear admin but it is just the terms now, are you saying that a "backlink"(another site linking to theirs through the line underlined link called "hyperlink")is in itself in not a "hit"(something created by the searcher when he or she has clicked through to a site on a google search. Does this mean that a site that wants to go up in Google's index should try to get as many as possible sites linking to itself while at the same time hoping that more and more poeple will click on their site through a google search. The interesting question then is what is the ratio between the "hit" and "hyperlink", - though I imagine this to be a well guarded secret because I also imagine that there are sites who pay a bit to rise up in the index, thus making three basic factors to their indexing but wouldn't it be nice to know the ratio then?

2) Just repeating the question I made before: with P2Ps one can just type a certain format, such as ".avi", ".jpeg", ".mov", etc., to have a list with the number of sources resulting in an idea of what is most popular, is there a way to type something in google's search-bar that gives one a general idea of what is most popular in general then?
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