A Googlebomb Update

We’re one week out from the launch of the first Googlebomb, so I thought it would be a good time to take note of how effective it’s been. Here are the results so far:

Googlebomb #1 on Oct 23, 2006 (35 of 45 links in the top 30)

Steve Kagen #2
Zack Space #3
Phil Kellam #4
Mary Jo Kilroy #5
Gabrielle Giffords #5
Lois Murphy #5
Chris Carney #5
Baron Hill #7
Brad Ellsworth #6
Bruce Braley #6
Ed Perlmutter #6
Phil Hare #6
Ron Klein #7
Patricia Madrid #7
Joe Donnelly #8
Patty Wetterling #9
John Murtha #10
Kirsten Gillibrand #11
Leonard Boswell #12
Chris Murphy #13
Jon Tester #13
Claire McCaskill #13
Tim Mahoney #14
Christine Jennings #15
Tim Mahoney #15
Ben Cardin #15
Julia Carson #16
Brad Miller #17
Harold Ford #18 (Broken link)
Jim Marshall #19
Patrick Murphy #21
John Barrow #23
Bob Menendez #23
Ned Lamont #25
James Webb #30

Googlebomb #2 on Oct 26 (All YouTube Videos) (7 of 41 links in the top 30)

Michael Arcuri #4
Bruce Braley #10
Baron Hill #11
Brad Miller #14
Ed Perlmutter #15
Claire McCaskill #18
Harold Ford #19

After 3 days, the first Googlebomb only had 10 of 45 links in the top 20. Now, after 7 days, it’s up 35 links in the top 30. So, if it works the same way with the 2nd Googlebomb, it’s possible that we may be able to get 60+ links high enough up the search results page on Google to have an impact right before the week-end, when the independents will probably start doing heavy research.

So, at least for the moment, it looks as if these Googlebombs are having an impact.

If you’re a blogger who’d like to help out and you haven’t linked yet, you can still link Googlebomb #1 & Googlebomb #2 on your blog. That might be the link that ends up vaulting our articles up another few spots where they can be read by even more potential voters. It may seem like a small thing, but in a close election, getting one of these links in front of a few hundred voters could be a difference maker.

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