Scientology Google-bombed

In case you don’t know what a “Google Bomb” is:

Last year around this time WebProNews told us…

The practice of people creating a multitude of links to President George Bush’s profile with the words ‘miserable failure’ as anchor text has been known as Google bombing. Now Google has made a change rendering that Google Bomb a dud.

Google has implemented some algorithm updates to take the fun out of Google bombing, according to Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan. He described the change as a move to “stop such mass link pranks from working.”
– Source: WebProNews, Jan. 26, 2007

Fast-forward to today:

It’s a good thing Google’s Matt Cutts wouldn’t claim an algorithm tweak was “100 percent perfect” against googlebombing. If so, we’d be making fun of him right now. The oft-ridiculed Church of Scientology is the latest target.

Type “dangerous cult” into Google and you’ll likely see, until Google disables it, that is the top result.

Now, according to Google’s results, Scientology is a dangerous cult, and we should hope for Google’s and sanity’s sake the hypersensitive church doesn’t sue for defamation, though few would put it past them.
– Source: WebProNews, Jan. 29, 2008

Scientology Google Bombed

Jan. 29, 2008 top search result for “destructive cult”.
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