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#100468 - 04/09/03 07:30 PM googlewashing
jmh Offline
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Is it going to make the OED?
Any thoughts?

many internet users adore Google. It has become the world's biggest search engine purely on the basis of being a good product, without recourse to expensive marketing campaigns.

This mixture of passion and protectiveness has led to a bit of a flap over allegations that searched results on Google were being fixed.

The claim was that people had worked out how to fool the search engine's ranking system into putting some webpages above others in an attempt to manipulate public opinion.

The term "Googlewashing" was coined to describe the practice. (This should not be confused with the more innocent "Googlewhacking").


Further discussed here
http://www.news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=416852003





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#100469 - 04/09/03 10:18 PM Re: googlewashing
Jackie Offline

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fool the search engine's ranking system into putting some webpages above others
Good grief, is that even possible? And how could that affect "public opinion"? Is there a poll on Google sites somewhere? I've never seen a place to vote on one. I like, though, that google seems to have become a verb.




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#100470 - 04/09/03 10:21 PM Re: googlewashing
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Googlewashing sounds a mite synonymous with hogwashing...seriously.


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#100471 - 04/10/03 04:06 AM Re: googlewashing
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Hogwash gives 63,400 hits on Google, including http://hogwash.com/, the homepage for Hog Wash Orange Cleaner and Degreaser. I don't think I've ever cleaned or degreased an orange in my life. How do you do this? Is it just a matter of spraying the orange with the cleaner and degreaser?

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#100472 - 04/10/03 05:03 AM Re: googlewashing
dxb Offline
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Hog Wash Orange Cleaner and Degreaser

It may be a pithy title, but it's not appeeling, has no zest and gives me the pip.

I suspect it's an orange scented wash for cleaning and degreasing hogs.




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#100473 - 04/10/03 08:49 AM Re: googlewashing
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Hog Wash Orange Cleaner and Degreaser

They also have Hogwash Wallpaper (but the link won't work).
Hogwash Wallpaper!...what a great idea! We could print-out all the Hogwash® games he ever hosted, make a wallpaper pattern out of them, have one of those secret home decorations, and surprise tswum for his birthday!



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#100474 - 04/10/03 09:00 AM Re: hogwash home decor
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Or maybe one of these would make a cute wallpaper design:

http://www.galleryamericana.com/BullasPor-hogwash.jpg

http://www.themesshed.com/hogwash1.jpg

The Hogmaster® would feel right at home!


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#100475 - 04/10/03 09:06 AM Re: hogwash home decor
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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those are great, WO'N!

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#100476 - 04/10/03 11:24 PM FWIW Department
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Orange cleaner, and there are a ton of them in the stores these days, are cleaning products that have orange oil, presumeably extracted from the rind, as an active ingredient. I don't know if it's more effective than traditional cleaners but it has been a "hot item" in retail for a couple of years now, starting with "As Seen on TV" infomercials. It has been an active ingredient in "Goo Gone" for years, and I know for a fact that Goo Gone is excellent for removing adhesive messes.
-Joanna (just the facts) Friday



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#100477 - 04/10/03 11:30 PM Re: Joanna..
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..a woman after my own hearth.
-joe (crossfire) ingle


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