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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Google Games

A lot of people like to play games with Google. For example Googlebombing - where a group of people post identical links on various websites or blogs in order to influence Google's results (eg, getting Google to display Dubya's website as number one for the search term 'miserable failure') or Googlewhacking - where you aim to discover a two-letter phrase that returns exactly one result.

My reason for posting about this is that I've just invented a new one: Googleloner. You invent a word, and a search for that word returns one main result. Try this: haraminal. Of course, this will only work for a day or two until Google picks up this post, and then we'll have two results. No doubt etymologists in the future will be using Google and other search engines to establish when new words come into circulation.

Bye the way, I'm still number one in Google for 'disingenuous tosh'!

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6 Comments:

Blogger moryarti said...

Keef .. no links?

9:02 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Mory: duh, links to what?

11:42 pm  
Blogger secretdubai said...

You're number two for "whingeing expat" (beaten by the Telegraph). Grumpy goat is fifth for "whinging expat". I was a little disappointed not to rate for those terms, but I am number one for "bedishdashed". Yay! ;)

9:31 pm  
Blogger halfmanhalfbeer said...

Keefie: sorry to hijack but I have posted the brand name of the pesto and my Christmas Day menu!

Merry Christmas to you and Mama Duck

4:05 pm  
Blogger Yehuda said...

I believe this is called "Google whacking". It's actually been around for a while.

Yehuda

5:24 pm  
Blogger Gautam said...

Just dropping by to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Cheers!

Gautam

8:38 pm  

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