This is why Google shows pictures of Trump when people search 'idiot'

By -- Washington Examiner—— Bio and Archives--December 13, 2018

News Headlines and Videos | Comments | Print Friendly | Subscribe | Email Us

Aren’t we so lucky to be ruled by such wise and informed Solons as those who currently populate Congress? The latest example being Sundar Pichai explaining the concept of “Googlebomb” to those who tax and spend our money. Their query being, why do searches for the word “idiot” produce images of President Trump? The answer is that naughty people have made it so, something that we’d really hope those running the nation already knew.

The technique for a Googlebomb is simple enough. Google decides upon what result to return for a query based upon how many links to a result come from something connected to that query. Sure, it’s complicated these days, but that’s the basis of the idea. Links to something mean that something has links to it — Google reads links to determine relevance and importance. So, if we go out and deliberately create links to a certain result, making sure we use a particular word or subject to create the link, then Google will be reading those and associating the two things. —More…



Only YOU can save CFP from Social Media Suppression. Tweet, Post, Forward, Subscribe or Bookmark us

News on the Net -- Washington Examiner -- Bio and Archives | Comments

News from around the world

Commenting Policy

Please adhere to our commenting policy to avoid being banned. As a privately owned website, we reserve the right to remove any comment and ban any user at any time.

Comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence and death, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal or abusive attacks on other users may be removed and result in a ban.
-- Follow these instructions on registering: