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Weird (search) Al Gorithms

January 14th, 2008

While I was attending to the long overdue task of cleaning out the spam filter, I came on a comment from reader Malcolm Lambe, whose comment was unsurprisingly caught since it reads (with added asterisks)

Malcolm Lambe welcometowallyworld.com

I don’t understand why this post of yours shows up on the first page of Google under “l*sbian s*x v*deo�? Bizarre. Maybe your webmaster has some explanation?

You can check for yourself and there it is. Sad to say, my attempt to despam didn’t work and this comment, along with a couple of others from Katz and Gerard on more recent posts, was consigned to perdition.

It hardly seems likely that anyone would go to the trouble of Googlebombing this post. Any other explanations?

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  1. zardoz
    January 14th, 2008 at 11:15 | #1

    LOL but what’s an Al Gorithm? a way of computing inconvenient truths perhaps?

  2. wilful
    January 14th, 2008 at 11:30 | #2

    It’s a Weird Al (yankovic). Not someone I’d heard of in 15 years or so.

  3. pablo
    January 14th, 2008 at 19:37 | #3

    The internet is corresponding to dreamland somehow. Our nocturnal ramblings are having potentially interconnective (ganglionic) linkings with disparate cyberspace offerings…somehow.
    A question: how many JQ bloggers leave their PC’s on all night…even if just the pilot light is showing?

  4. Peter
    January 14th, 2008 at 20:09 | #4

    It is suprising that your post would be even anywhere near the top 1000 for that particular collection of words. I’d suggest that quite a number of skilled ‘search-engine-optimisation’ gurus and the like would be heavily vested – commercially – in such a term.

    Never fear however – I will grudgingly google it everyday from now on.

  5. mugwump
    January 15th, 2008 at 22:59 | #5

    Curious. It is Australia-specific. Does not show up in the US.

    [one of my pet peeves is google's region-specific results. they are nearly always worse than the unfiltered results]

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