Republican Googlebomb #2 Of 2: Operation YouTube!

Ok, let’s talk about Googlebombs.

First of all, let’s do an update on the first Googlebomb that went live on the morning of the 23rd. It’s 3 days later — which isn’t very long — and so far, 11 of the links to our first 45 targets have made it into the top 20. One of them. however, was a Wikipedia entry, which was already in there. So, I think actually, we’ve gotten 10 out of 45 in there so far — and that number should increase over the next few days.

On the left, they had 52 targets and 18 made it in the top 20. However, 5 of them were Wikipedia entries, which were almost certainly in the top 20 anyway. Also, there tend to be a lot more negative articles about Republican candidates in the top 20 to begin with, so when you break it down, we’re probably running about even.

However, I noticed something very interesting about the links that made it onto the list. Here they are:

Michael Arcuri: #4 (YT)
Gabrielle Giffords: #6 (YT)
Baron Hill: #7 (YT)
Zack Space: #7
Brad Ellsworth: #8
Joe Donnelly: #8
John Murtha: #10
Debbie Stabenow: #11 (YT)
Jack Davis: #14
Harold Ford: #14 (YT – Broken Link)
Jim Marshall: #20

The (YT) stands for YouTube. There were 10 total YouTube links in the original batch and 5 of those 10 links ended up at 14 or higher. On the other hand, there were another 34 other links (if you don’t include the Wikipedia entry) and only 6 of them have made the list so far. So, for whatever reason, an unusually high number of YouTube entries seem to be climbing the charts.

Since that’s the case, I’ve decided to put together one more Googlebomb list. However, there’s a twist — this one is made up entirely of YouTube videos. That means a handful of Democratic candidates had to be left off the list since there were no negative YouTube videos that I could find for them, but I still managed to hit almost all of the key races and then some.

So, if you’re a blogger, simply view source, grab the HTML below, and post it on your blog or in a forum that you frequent. Then, once Google picks it up, the links on these candidates should rocket up the charts and will help even the playing field for the GOP in the key races.

Senate

Connecticut: Ned Lamont
Maryland: Ben Cardin
Maryland: Ben Cardin
Missouri: Claire McCaskill
Missouri: Claire McCaskill
Michigan: Debbie Stabenow
Montana: Jon Tester
Ohio: Sherrod Brown
Pennsylvania: Bob Casey
Tennessee: Harold Ford
Tennessee: Harold Ford
New Jersey: Bob Menendez
Virginia: James Webb

House

(AZ-5): Harry Mitchell
(AZ-08): Gabrielle Giffords
(CO-07): Ed Perlmutter
(CT-04): Diane Farrell
(CT-05): Chris Murphy
(FL-16): Tim Mahoney
(GA-03): Jim Marshall
(GA-12): John Barrow
(IA-01): Bruce Braley
(IL-06): Tammy Duckworth
(IL-17): Phil Hare
(IN-08): Brad Ellsworth
(IN-09): Baron Hill
(NC-13): Brad Miller
(NH-02): Paul Hodes
(NM-01): Patricia Madrid
(NY-20): Kirsten Gillibrand
(NY-24): Michael Arcuri
(NY-29): Eric Massa
(OH-15): Mary Jo Kilroy
(OH-18): Zack Space
(PA-07): Joe Sestak
(PA-10): Chris Carney
(PA-08): Patrick Murphy
(PA-12): John Murtha
(VA-02): Phil Kellam
(WA-8): Darcy Burner
(WI-08): Steve Kagen

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