Friday, March 16, 2012

The battle never ends

Following up from the previous post, here's another interesting result. I Googled romney, to see how an old Google-bombing effort was holding up, and whoa:

It appears that the site was hacked but is now fixed. From View Source of Google's cached version:

<meta name="description" content="Buy Cialis without a prescription from Certified Online Pharmacy. We guarantee hight quality and free worldwide shipping. Alsa we sell others ED meds for Cheap prices. " />
<meta name="keywords" content="pearson, pearsoned, pearson education, online resources, Romney" />

View Source of the actual page at this moment, though, shows it's been cleaned up:

<meta name="description" content="Pearson - Online resources for products by Romney" />
<meta name="keywords" content="pearson, pearsoned, pearson education, online resources, Romney" />

Never mind the site hack; this is amazing work on the Google-bombing. Gotta call that organized crime.

Still not determined: how many people Googling romney got the above results, and said, "Hmmm. Yes, perhaps now IS a good time to stock up on my boner pills."

So all that clever site-cracking and Google-bombing, and they probably made, what, six bucks? Which I'm sure is what Willard thinks all of his non-NASCAR-owner friends should be thankful to make, but that's another blog post.

P.S. Pearson does not appear to stock any books by everyone's least favorite Republican frontrunner. That page has links to two editions of a book by Marshall B. Romney. Who, it turns out, is related to Willard, so it should probably not be too surprising that his hot, hot textbook is titled Accounting Information Systems.

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