If you have been following the web lately, you should know what Google pageranks are and what Googlebombing is.
Just in case you don’t know, Google Pageranks are some type of crazy algorithm that determines how important your website is on Google search engine.
They recently changed it to prevent Googlebombing, which is a method of bombing certain keywords to get on the top of the search list.
For example, you can tag a completely random phrases such as, “sawasdikul” and show up first on Google. I just did it for testing if zedomax would show up first since this word didn’t really exist on the web but it worked! You can see zedomax on the top 3 or 4. Amazingly, some people do this with phrases such as, “george bush”, which used to show something nasty but I think the new Google algorithm got rid of that.
Anyways, there seems to be some type of power among bloggers theses days on Google to make their site show up first. Actually that is the reason I got started since it was amazing to see all these bloggers and the blogsphere get bigger and grow like crazy over the last couple years. Check out any major blog site on Alexa and you can see their growth is amazing! What is more amazing is video sites like peekvid. Well, we made our own for experimentation using a blog engine. We will update you on our findings with our new video site. (So far, it seems that people stay longer at a website due to the length of videos…)
Check out this article for more Google Pagerank and Googlebombing info.
Here’s Google PageRank and Googlebombing definitions from Wikipedia:
PageRank was developed at Stanford University by Larry Page (hence the name Page-Rank) and Sergey Brin as part of a research project about a new kind of search engine. The project started in 1995 and led to a functional prototype, named Google, in 1998. Shortly after, Page and Brin founded Google Inc., the company behind the Google search engine. While just one of many factors which determine the ranking of Google search results, PageRank continues to provide the basis for all of Google’s web search tools.
A Google bomb (also referred to as a ‘link bomb’) is Internet slang for a certain kind of attempt to influence the ranking of a given page in results returned by the Google search engine, often with humorous or political intentions. Because of the way that Google’s algorithm works, a page will be ranked higher if the sites that link to that page use consistent anchor text. A Google bomb is created if a large number of sites link to the page in this manner. Google bomb is used both as a verb and a noun. The phrase “Google bombing” was introduced to the New Oxford American Dictionary in May 2005. Google bombing is closely related to spamdexing, the practice of deliberately modifying HTML pages to increase the chance of their being placed close to the beginning of search engine results, or to influence the category to which the page is assigned in a misleading or dishonest manner.