Republican activists have successfully “Google bombed” Google, managing to have the Obama Administration appear as the first search result for “worst failure ever.”
A Google bomb (or “link bomb”) is Internet slang for an attempt to raise the ranking of a given page in results from a Google search, often with humorous or political intentions. It is achieved by gaining enough links on the said term to the targeted page, although Google announced in 2007 that it had found a way to supposedly stop Google bombing taking place.
We’ve tried locating the source of the Google bomb without success, although word of the Google bomb spread through Republican/ Conservative sites and forums including Free Republic Saturday US time.
If you want to check it out, type “worst ever failure” into Google to obtain the result. Google has been pretty quick in the past to crack down on Google bombs, although given it’s the middle of the weekend as we publish this story, you might have until Monday before it disappears.