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Search "Completely Wrong" in google images and Mitt Romney is your result!?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by adriel, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. adriel

    adriel Newbie

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    Yea, it was hard for me to believe too, until i saw the article on CNN. lol.

    I cant post the link but if you go onto cnn's homepage > Tech News > scroll down you will see the article. I thought it was pretty funny.

    FYI obama does not come up when you search "Completely Rite"

    ***If you have permission post the link to the article for me. Thanks!***:D
     
  2. Windmill

    Windmill Supreme Member

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    This isn't so much a cause of google bombing, it is instead a result of very authoritative articles quoting his quote, in which he called his own statement completely wrong.
     
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  3. adriel

    adriel Newbie

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    nice. i just thought it was pretty ironic. good catch.
     
  4. B. Friendly

    B. Friendly BANNED BANNED

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    "rite" is a ritual, "right" means correct. In SEO, use of proper keywords is critical. "close enough" is NOT good enough.
     
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  5. Windmill

    Windmill Supreme Member

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    Except this isn't a case of Google bombing. There is a very logical reason for this; this only happened once news outlets started to report Romney's quote in-which he said his own statement was "completely wrong". Completely wrong was quoted numerous times by news outlets, specifically in quotation marks, followed by his picture.

    This goes to show the power of authority websites.

    I don't think the thread should be closed. I think it is an example which shows the power of authority sites; they didn't directly do image optimisation, but the correlation effect here is very powerful. This isn't a slight against Romney.
     
  6. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    You are right - but we have seen it happen to people in the past.

    So, the $million dollar question is how do we take advantage of this for ourselves. :)
     
  7. ibmethatswhoib

    ibmethatswhoib Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just got an email about this hah, love it!
     
  8. silentthunder

    silentthunder Power Member

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    Nevermind that. Search "The Baddest Bitch" on Google images and behold! -__-
     
  9. axus_auto

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    Tell Mr Brin and Mr Page to stop messin' with politics.
     
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    Thanks for the explanation - I was wondering how this happened!
     
  11. directaxcess

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    Let's not get into politics guys ... it is against the rules after all. I don't want to push any conspiracy theories on you, but as long as the federal reserve (a private bank) is loaning money to the US government, the US economy will never get out of debt (don't ban me :p).
     
  12. axus_auto

    axus_auto Power Member

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    Mods, lock and ban.
     
  13. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    hey - it's the lounge, so can't pretty much anything be discussed?

    And also politics could have a big effect on IM, I'm not an american, so have no idea if their election does, but I imagine in many countries around the world that internet freedoms would be on the political agenda.
     
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  14. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Cleared the thread a bit, keep it civilized.
     
  15. axus_auto

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    This is the lounge. Don't take anything seriously around here ...