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2 : persuasion by propaganda or salesmanship
Originally posted by intrepid
Oh please! The net is the net and you will find on it what you want to find. This left/right stuff, wanted to use another word there, is bunk.
Thought people, that's where to start. Not conclusion, bias, info.
Try info before the rest. All else is ignorance.
Originally posted by Marid Audran
Rush is right (politically), Redford is left. both are wrong
That is how people identify themselves. I am just pointing out how those self identifications have an effect on what they are putting out there.
A Google bomb or Google wash is an attempt to influence the ranking of a given site in results returned by the Google search engine. Due to the way that Google's PageRank algorithm works, a website will be ranked higher if the sites that link to that page all use consistent anchor text. Googlebomb is used both as a verb and a noun.
Wikipedia: Google Bomb
Originally posted by Marid Audran
It's long been known that google as a company tends to be left leaning.
Originally posted by curme
Advertisers decide which queries their ads should match, and then Google decides on placement, i.e., which ads to show and in what order. Google determines placement by an auction; the auction not only considers what the advertiser will pay for the ad, but also its click-through rate, i.e., how often users click on the ad. If users often click on an ad, Google will likely place the ad higher up on the results page. If the click-through rate of an ad falls below a certain level, indicating an ad isn't relevant to the query, Google removes the ad.
For the most part, you'll find advertisements pertinent to your query. However, Google's automatic matching to words on a page sometimes places an ad inappropriately. For example, in September of 2003, adjacent to a New York Post article about a gruesome murder in which the victim's body parts were stashed in a suitcase, Google listed an ad for suitcases. Since that incident, Google has improved its filters and automatically pulls ads from pages with disturbing content. So Google is unlikely to make another faux pas on a par with this one.
Google's Approach to Ads
Google and Overture also both use what's called "broad match" technology, which allows a marketer's ad for a single keyword to also appear for a combination of related keywords. That means an ad keyed to the word "ring" could turn up adjacent to the term "diamond ring." Also, an adult-related ad keyed to the word "sex" could land on sites categorized by other words related to "sex."
Because marketers pay only when people click on their ads, Google and its rivals stand to make more money by expanding their ad networks and by promoting broad-match technology. But the push to advance their advertising occasionally puts them in an awkward spot, when they have to manually fix ads that appear in the wrong place.
Originally posted by Rasputin13
This has nothing to do with "Google's PageRank algorithm." He is not talking about the results he gets when he searches a particular item, he is talking about the ads that come up next to those results. Algorithm isn't used to decide which ads come up. Google decides that.
So the original poster was correct. Google is left-leaning and this is further proof of it. Connecting the term "fascist" to Karl Rove is something that was done INTENTIONALLY by Google or a staff member of Google. It's not fair to those of us who use Google, who happen to be Conservative, to see this biased crap on our screens when we're researching something.
Would you want the names of top Democrats to come up in ads when you're searching the word "Communist"? I don't think so.