Hey, Google, Are You Paying Attention?


I'm going to write about PRIVACY, PORNOGRAPHY, and MICROSOFT. That's because Google likes PRIVACY, PORNOGRAPHY, and MICROSOFT.

...Based on complicated Web metrics, no doubt, Google consistently favors certain topics in its news search feature and on its news pages--for instance, PRIVACY, PORNOGRAPHY, and MICROSOFT. It's a dirty little secret of online journalism that news organizations try to cater to those likes (and dislikes), emphasizing certain topics, such as PRIVACY, PORNOGRAPHY, and MICROSOFT, in order to get noticed by Google. If your article or blog or column gets picked up by Google in its news search feature, you'll most likely get thousands (and thousands) of hits on your Web page, which represent potential ad revenue. So, let's experiment: I'll write about PRIVACY, PORNOGRAPHY, and MICROSOFT, and we'll see what happens. InformationWeek | Google | IT Confidential: Hey, Google, Are You Paying Attention? | March 27, 2006

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 27th March 2006 10:02PM