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    I got that in a newsletter:

    On the 6th of May Philipp Lenssen of Google Blogoscoped started an experiment. He added a false parameter and keyword to a link to a high PR site to see if the site would appear for the key phrase. His test was http://www.cnn.com/?-gmail-account.

    Discuss this new Google bombing method in WebProWorld.

    The parameter is false but does not break the CNN page. He created a single link on his blog like this: http://www.cnn.com/?-gmail-account.

    At the time of the first Blogoscope post there were 148,000 pages for the term "Gmail Account."

    Yesterday Blogoscope reported that, for the search term "Gmail Account," CNN shows up at #14 in Google.

    Today CNN appears in the 18th position for this term, and the url it shows is, of course, www.cnn.com/?-gmail-account. Incidentally there are only 102,000 pages for that term now.

    (Yahoo returned 250,000 results and CNN didn't appear in the top 200 results.)

    WooHoo! Let's start bombing!

    I first tried to bomb http://www.google.com/?-teoma-rules, but that leads to a 404 page (though it's a 404 with a PR of 10...).

    Scott, who creates our daily WebProNews images (like this one) and discusses risky seo tactics with me, pointed out that you can use a "#" in place of a "?" and not break the page.

    And so, here's http://www.google.com/#-Teoma-Rules. I've not seen the "#" tested so we'll see what happens.

    To double check I'll also create this little bomb and see what happens: http://www.yahoo.com/#-Teoma-Rules

    And now for the one I'm more certain will work: http://www.yahoo.com/?Teoma-Rules

    While I'm bombing I may as well hit this way too: Teoma Rules.

    As of 5-14-04 there are 32,300 pages for "Teoma Rules." This should be much easier to rank for than Philipp's "Gmail Account."

    Enjoy!
    Garrett French + The WebProNews Team



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    Yes, I got the same email newsletter and found that very interesting reading.

    But I think whatever way one finds to "trick" google, they will quickly find a way around it. But it is worth trying if they don't penalize you, I guess.
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    a spider-tickler; sounds like fun

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    The importance of keywords in the title is something known for quite a while, this is nothing new. If this guy managed to reach position #3 overnight for "Teoma Rules" it's only because NO one has optimized for that particular keywords (do a search in google for "Teoma Rules" with the quotes and see for yourself)... With a competitive keywords, this would be wayyyy more difficult

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