I loved to heard this:
Apparently, a new Googlebomb is currently being planted by Bloggers around the world: they are linking to Wikipedia’s Online Poker page using the link text online poker, thus boosting its ranking in Google for that phrase. Currently, the Wikipedia page is at number 3. The phrase “online poker” is known amongst blogger because of its high spam potential. Along with “mortgage”, “Viagra” and similar terms, “online poker” is often found in comment spam.
But what is the point? Wait, there is more:
Google must not be happy about this. Making a Wiki #1 will not serve a user searching for online poker. If a Google user searches for online poker they probably want to play online poker. They do not want to read the history or legality of online poker. Spammers may not be liked but at least they understand this point. You want to give the searcher what they want so they will convert and generate money. In addition it will also publicize the fact that Google can be so easily manipulated (which is not good for stock prices). I wonder if Google will take any action or make any statement on this.
I was attacked for those damn poker spammers many times in my trackbacks in the last weeks and that made to grow up my hug hate about them. For me, they could burn in hell (and I don’t believe in it). At least there is something good this whole story. (via Slashdot)