Google Bombing still works?

I was waiting for a while to see if this would happen and now it seems it has indeed. A few days ago Rebecca Kelly from SEOMoz wrote a blog post recapping the in’s and out’s of SMX Advanced 2008. In the second paragraph she mentions that i visted the SEOMoz office and also links to Ayima.com using the link text Dean Chew.

Now Ayima.com ranks 2nd for Dean Chew, even though there is no mention of my name on the site, the Ayima site doesn’t link to this blog, and i dont link to the Ayima site. The only relationship between Dean Chew and Ayima.com is from Rebecca’s post.

Wikipedia describes a Google Bomb as…

A Google bomb (also referred to as a ‘link bomb’) is Internet slang for a certain kind of attempt to influence the ranking of a given page in results returned by the Google search engine, often with humorous or political intentions.[1] Because of the way that Google’s algorithm works, a page will be ranked higher if the sites that link to that page use consistent anchor text.

Now, i was under the impression that Google had really tried to stamp out the process of Google Bombing, and obviously whilst this particular case isn’t bombing (as Rebecca was simply linking to a site she knew i had a relationship with) it does indicate that with smaller volume terms such as Dean Chew the process may still work.

Here is a screen shot of the results

Google bombing

Now i wonder that since i have mentioned my own name in this post so many times, if i will now have the 2nd position indent for Dean Chew? Only time will tell.

I will ask Rebecca to change the link to point to this blog and keep note of how long it takes for the Ayima result to drop off so if you a reading this like a week after its posted, the results are probably not the same.

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rumblepup
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Still works for “click here” and Adobe and Apple

jan
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Sometime when you click on google cache, you see the statement that the keyword you are looking for is only in external links to the page and not on the page itself. well that sentence comes from google and is the best proof that linkbombing still works.

iPhone application developers
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Still working man

iPhone Application Developer
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Now Google introduce one more Tool for Search Engine that’s called Google Panda 

Facebook Application Developer
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Wow, Now that surprised me as i really never had an outlook
on the subject like that.
 

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