Google Editorializing?
January 24, 2001 1:36 PM   Subscribe

Google Editorializing? Someone forwarded me this search on google. Look at the first link. Is this pure editorializing or just dumb (pardon the pun) luck?
posted by TNLNYC (9 comments total)
when you click on "cached" it says that "these terms only appear in links pointing to this page" ... i can certainly believe that.
posted by phunkone at 1:39 PM on January 24, 2001

Plastic covered this earlier today.

Some important site, who gets spidered frequently enough, linked to his store with that phrase.

Google obviously needs to tune their importance algorithm so that the frequency of the *link text* is taken into account.

This is the same thing as the "more evil than satan" brouhaha from a few months back.

Has anyone located a quote from a Google muck on this yet?
posted by baylink at 1:47 PM on January 24, 2001

these folks took some credit
posted by jessamyn at 2:05 PM on January 24, 2001

thats as hilarious a google result as this one is!
posted by quonsar at 3:13 PM on January 24, 2001

Eew! Eew! Eew!

Why on earth would you be searching for something like that, quonsar?!?!?!? I think I need to go scrub my eyeballs now.
posted by Neb at 8:04 PM on January 24, 2001

What *is* the deal with How come people keep linking to it? Can anyone tell me the true story?
posted by rodii at 8:22 PM on January 24, 2001

off-topic, but i believe the thing started as a slashdot troll where a seemingly helpful link is posted which is really just a link to, and grew in notoriety from there.

at least, that's the earliest i knew of it.
posted by titboy at 8:58 PM on January 24, 2001

The "goat sex" jokes began long before someone registered the domain.
posted by dhartung at 5:06 AM on January 25, 2001

Yeah, ever since some caveman got caught having "goat sex."
posted by sonofsamiam at 7:37 AM on January 25, 2001

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