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Q: Entering "Failure" in Google and clicking on "I'm Feeling Lukcy" ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Entering "Failure" in Google and clicking on "I'm Feeling Lukcy"
Category: Relationships and Society > Politics
Asked by: all4him-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 09 Sep 2005 11:41 PDT
Expires: 09 Oct 2005 11:41 PDT
Question ID: 566124
When you put the word "failure" into the Google search box and hit the
i'm feeling lucky button it goes directly to the Presidents biography
on the website.  Why is that?  Does someone pay for
that to happen?  If so Who?

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 09 Sep 2005 16:25 PDT
Does this provide a fully satisfactory answer to your question?

Clarification of Question by all4him-ga on 09 Sep 2005 17:41 PDT
Subject: Re: Entering "Failure" in Google and clicking on "I'm Feeling Lukcy"
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 09 Sep 2005 17:50 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
I'm glad you found my response satisfactory! I've reposted the link
below, with a few more links about "Google bombing" that I think
you'll find interesting.

DeepQuest: Miserable failure: ?

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Someone Set Us Up the Google Bomb

Wikipedia: Google bomb

ABC News: Web Posters Launch Anti-Bush 'Google Bomb'

Alan November Weblog: The Google Bomb!

My Google search strategy:

Google Web Search: bush "google bomb"

Best regards,
all4him-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Certainly a great answer.  

It does point to a fundamental flaw in Google that really any
corporation could easily exploit to their advantage. Google should
really find a way to prevent this activity before it gets out of hand.

Subject: Re: Entering "Failure" in Google and clicking on "I'm Feeling Lukcy"
From: pinkfreud-ga on 09 Sep 2005 18:51 PDT
Thank you very much for the five stars and the nice tip!

Subject: Re: Entering "Failure" in Google and clicking on "I'm Feeling Lukcy"
From: maniac-ga on 11 Sep 2005 09:43 PDT
Hello All4him,

Just a follow up - it is interesting that searching for
  +failure +inanchor
or as a URL
brings up a number of sites (over 8000?) that appear to refer to text
that appeared originally at

So a side effect of explaining this particular "Google Bomb" has
increased the visibility of this particular hack.


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