Comments on: The Google Bomb That Got Away – Ireland’s Telecoms Poodle is Alive And Well (and living in Lower Abbey Street) Search Engine Optimisation Ireland Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:06:42 +0100 hourly 1 By: Richard Hearne Mon, 29 Jan 2007 18:45:43 +0000 Cool. Nice to meet you Thomas.

Will most likely be at the awards all right. Too many people to meet in the real world to pass up the opportunity!


By: Thomas Holmes Mon, 29 Jan 2007 18:34:47 +0000 Hi Richard!

I’m from Dublin though I’m based in the South of France at the moment.

We just launched at the end of last year so the site hasn’t been around for long. And we’ve focussed mainly on the French market so far.

We’re sponsoring a category at the blog awards so we might get to meet if you’re there!

By: Richard Hearne Mon, 29 Jan 2007 15:01:25 +0000 Hi Thomas

I agree on the text and site elements – actually that’s what I was referring to in points 1 and 2 above on my speculation list :grin:

I think Google were very careful to set thresholds that are unlikely to affect anything other than the really obvious bombing attempts.

Now I wonder if people used an anchor like ‘bungling president’ would it stick?

Rgds and thanks for your comment,

PS where are you from? I’ve never come across your site before.

By: Thomas Holmes Mon, 29 Jan 2007 10:49:41 +0000 Hi Richard,

The relevancy does seem like a good argument. I’d put more emphasis on the text (and site) of the page that is linking. I think it’d also be interesting to try and re-inforce the google bomb by using related words in the text and anchor text.

Looking at a ~telecom search on google gives us: telecommunications, mobile, telekom, wireless, communications, telephone etc.

Unfortunately a ~poodle search doesn’t give us any related words. Other than the singular and plural that is. But the wikipedia entry gives us toy poodle and standard poodle. And dog is a good related word.

The telecom related words are probably more helpful anyway with the relevancy factor you mention.

More sophisticated google-bombing campaigns might be the way to go!