The History of the GoogleBomb
And Google's Response To It, Part 3 of 3
July 05, 2011
Posted in Ken's Blog
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Leaving the "Trivial-But-Fixed" Phase
And Entering "It's Fixed... Really"
In Part 2 of this series, we closed with Google leaving the impression of having fixed the Googlebomb with an algorithm. Algorithms should, of course, detect and defuse new bombs. This is not what happened (nor is it happening today)...
Bombs continued to appear, including the Scientology "dangerous cult" in January, 2008 and a host of political bombs that appeared pretty much "at will" as campaign season rolled into gear during April-May-June 2008.
When publicity heats up, can a "cool it down" announcement by Google be far behind? Sure enough...