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Steven Colbert Promotes 'Google Bombing'

Steven Colbert Promotes 'Google Bombing'

In yet another self-promotion quest, Comedy Central's faux newsman Steven Colbert launched a 'Google Bombing' campaign last week in an effort to make the top search result on Google for "greatest living American."

He was successful. He did however, have the help of some strategists, who after visiting his show gave a few pointers. Here's more:

We got a chance to see a taping of The Colbert Report hosted by Stephen Colbert, a true american hero. During the Q&A period before the show, Stephen said he would like to rank first on Google for Giant Brass Balls. Well—that just seemed way too easy, so we decided to do some keyword research and find other words that the show could rank for…

A quick check on Google shows he doesn’t even rank for Truthiness, a word he invented. So, Colbert Nation, we are not -ahem- suggesting a Google Bombing campaign… but isn’t it time to start linking to the Greatest Living American?

In case you haven't considered Google bombing before, it's not like sake bombing, but the next day results are much better. CNet explains: It's a method of directing mass links that contain a particular line of text to a certain site, which then bolsters that site's ranking on Google when that line of text is used as a search query. Oh the fun geeks have.


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joyofadventure joyofadventure 10 years
i love him how can u possib;y be annoyed by him hes soooo funny!!!
misogi misogi 10 years
I love Stephen, he's so funny and he's much smarter than most people think. I'll support him any day. :)
Drakaal Drakaal 10 years
Brandon Wirtz is the Greatest Living American Atleast according to Yahoo. (#1 for the time being) But I'm trying to claim google too. Lend a fellow geek your support.
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
i love it!
JennaV JennaV 10 years
LOVE him!!! :rotfl: And he isn't's all a big joke. I have never seen this guy be serious!
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
Hahahaha, what a goob. Love it.
SU3 SU3 10 years
:ROTFL: He's hilarious
demeter demeter 10 years
Arrogant much? I don't like him.
wrtrgrl wrtrgrl 10 years
I participated in this campaign by posting a link on my MySpace page, my myspace blog, and i even created a blogspot blog (though I'm not sure it got indexed in time). Many times Googlebombing is done to harm someone else though. I took part in this one b/c it was fun. Some people in the search engine optimization industry (in which I work) didn't like this. But I think it was fun for a couple of days and over time, the googlebombing results will fade away again as links are taken down.
Lindsb Lindsb 10 years
Hahaha.. I saw the word Colbert and clicked this link faster than google pops up!! The greatest living American, he is!
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