[Air-l] miserable failure

MERLYNA LIM merlyn at bdg.centrin.net.id
Fri Dec 5 02:20:27 PST 2003

'i am feeling lucky' button is basically referring to the first web page 
Google returned for your query, and only the first one.

however, Google is unique among search engines, because while mostly it 
shows you pages that have the exact keywords you're looking for, 
occasionally it also  shows you pages that don't have those keywords but 
other pages linked to that page with those keywords. and interestingly 
the linkers can impact the Google rank of the linkee.. This algorithm is 
  called Google Bombs by a brilliant gag Adam Mathes.

So, in the case 'miserable failure' while that page of Bush's biblio has 
no words of 'miserable failure', that page comes up as the page who has 
most links to the pages who link to it with the phrase 'miserable failure'.


david silver wrote:

> ok, so:
> Try
>  "miserable failure"
> at
>  Google.com
> and hit the "I'm feeling lucky" button
> two questions: 1) how cool is this? 2) does anyone know how it is done?
> david
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