Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ASK not about Santorum Search Scum


Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is being SEARCH SCUMMED by Google, Bing, and Yahoo, but not ASK.

When you search for 'santorum' in Google, the first result is a website splashpage (spreadingsantorum.com) that is so nasty, so raunchy, so disgusting, that I will not publish it, nor link to it here.

Isn't that cleaver, the splash page has a splash of what they call santorum. gross



As of this publication 27,053 people facebook liked that lude splash page. And as of this publication there were over 2400 links from 135 linking domains, linked to spreadingsantorum.com.

Getting 135 domains to link to a person's name would be easy for any SEO. Why the major search engines would accept this as a fair result for a presidential candidates name appears political.

What about ASK? Why isn't spreadingsantorum.com not coming up as #1 in ASK search results? (It's not even on the first page). Is ASK making a statement or is ASK behind the curve on data aggregation and search results?

Just as anyone who has been attacked on the web, Rick Santorum has taken his appeal to Google. But a representative from Google recently stated that they don't remove results from the web. This leaves Candidate Santorum in a difficult position.

"I suspect if something was up there like that about Joe Biden, they'd get rid of it," Santorum told Politico. "If you're a responsible business, you don't let things like that happen in your business that have an impact on the country."

I suppose your right. Besides what's changed? Google had removed certain search results in the past. For example, in an article by Danny Sullivam, clearly Google made adjustmets.

Google Kills Bush’s Miserable Failure Search & Other Google Bombs


Google bombing isn't anything new. According to Google Watcher Danny Sullivan, Google bombs date back as far as 1999, when a search for "more evil than Satan himself" resulted in the Microsoft homepage as the top result.

Rick Santorum makes a good point, and perhaps a basis for legal action against Google, Bing and Yahoo,
 "To have a business allow that type of filth to be purveyed through their website or through their system is something that they say they can't handle but I suspect that's not true," Santorum said.

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