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Old 07-09-2003, 12:49 AM   #16
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that is a hoot...

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Old 07-09-2003, 01:15 AM   #17
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I believe the terminology is incorrect.

A Googlewhack is a series of words that yields exactly one hit when used as a google search.

You're thinking of a Google bomb:

Googlebombing is perfectly legal. Just take your website, get a bazillion friends (e.g. bloggers) to link your website to theirs, and wait.

There's another Googlebomb by the same guy lampooning the New York Times ( but I don't know precisely what search terms will make it pop up. (Howell Raines, Jayson Blair, plagiarism, etc.)

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that's funny
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I got an email about this a few days's hilarious!
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Old 07-14-2003, 05:16 PM   #21
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There was a story on this on the front page of the Yahoo news.

...No hacking was involved or necessary.

Anthony Cox, 34, of Birmingham, England, created the site in February to get a few chuckles from friends. Those friends and friends of their friends started linking to his page from their sites and Web diaries.

The number of links to a particular site is a major factor that Google considers when indexing pages to be returned via its search engine. The "lucky" button takes users to the top-ranked page for a particular search.

Cox, previously best known on the Web for his day job of studying drug safety, says he had no idea the page would reach the top of the list for WMD searches.

"It was really just a private joke among a few individuals and then I sent it off to a newsgroup," he said. "It just spread like wildfire throughout February. ... And then it started to die down during the war. During that time it had accumulated links from other Web sites, which pushed it up the Google page ranking system.

"Then it just went through the stratosphere in terms of hits," he said. "It became even more funny that Google couldn't find any WMD."

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Old 07-15-2003, 07:51 PM   #22
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