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Googlebomb - George W. Bush - A miserable failure?

Here is what you have to do: Go to Google's main page and type in "MISERABLE FAILURE". The search engine will direct you to the biography of the president on the White House website. Try and see it! The trick is possible because Google searches more than just the contents of web pages - it also counts how often a site is linked to, and with what words. Thus, members of an online community can affect the results of Google searches - called "Google bombing" - by linking their sites to a chosen one.

  • December 7, 2003: "Miserbale failure" links to Bush, BBC:
    "George W Bush has been Google bombed: Web users entering the words "miserable failure" into the popular search engine are directed to the biography of the president on the White House website."

  • December 6, 2003: Google überrascht bei der Suche nach erbärmlichen Versagern, Heise:
    "Die Eingabe der Formulierung "miserable failure", die im Deutschen die Bedeutung "erbärmlicher Versager" hat, bringt bei der Suchmaschine Google Erstaunliches zutage. Auf Platz eins findet sich die Biografie des amtierenden US-Präsidenten, George W. Bush."




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