Republican Googlebomb #2 Of 2: Operation YouTube!

by John Hawkins | October 26, 2006 5:08 pm

Ok, let’s talk about Googlebombs.

First of all, let’s do an update on the first Googlebomb[1] 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[2], 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[3]
Maryland: Ben Cardin[4]
Maryland: Ben Cardin[5]
Missouri: Claire McCaskill[6]
Missouri: Claire McCaskill[7]
Michigan: Debbie Stabenow[8]
Montana: Jon Tester[9]
Ohio: Sherrod Brown[10]
Pennsylvania: Bob Casey[11]
Tennessee: Harold Ford[12]
Tennessee: Harold Ford[13]
New Jersey: Bob Menendez[14]
Virginia: James Webb[15]

House

(AZ-5): Harry Mitchell[16]
(AZ-08): Gabrielle Giffords[17]
(CO-07): Ed Perlmutter[18]
(CT-04): Diane Farrell[19]
(CT-05): Chris Murphy[20]
(FL-16): Tim Mahoney[21]
(GA-03): Jim Marshall[22]
(GA-12): John Barrow[23]
(IA-01): Bruce Braley[24]
(IL-06): Tammy Duckworth[25]
(IL-17): Phil Hare[26]
(IN-08): Brad Ellsworth[27]
(IN-09): Baron Hill[28]
(NC-13): Brad Miller[29]
(NH-02): Paul Hodes[30]
(NM-01): Patricia Madrid[31]
(NY-20): Kirsten Gillibrand[32]
(NY-24): Michael Arcuri[33]
(NY-29): Eric Massa[34]
(OH-15): Mary Jo Kilroy[35]
(OH-18): Zack Space[36]
(PA-07): Joe Sestak[37]
(PA-10): Chris Carney[38]
(PA-08): Patrick Murphy[39]
(PA-12): John Murtha[40]
(VA-02): Phil Kellam[41]
(WA-8): Darcy Burner[42]
(WI-08): Steve Kagen[43]

Endnotes:
  1. first Googlebomb: https://rightwingnews.com/archives/week_2006_10_22.PHP#006659
  2. left: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2006/10/26/82439/293
  3. Ned Lamont: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bkjGhj9TrE
  4. Ben Cardin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pHe2NfQ4kM
  5. Ben Cardin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-5Pv5zLBqE&eurl=
  6. Claire McCaskill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-5Pv5zLBqE&eurl=
  7. Claire McCaskill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e9_S59KgT8
  8. Debbie Stabenow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCaXevTNRWA
  9. Jon Tester: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy7yIUlucCY
  10. Sherrod Brown: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCHOVU6XxvI
  11. Bob Casey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN9ZlVF-Ueo&eurl=
  12. Harold Ford: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWkrwENN5CQ&eurl=
  13. Harold Ford: http://youtube.com/watch?v=AXSPyDP8i3k
  14. Bob Menendez: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwXOtIEFShg
  15. James Webb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNlGEkMaCqQ&eurl=
  16. Harry Mitchell: http://youtube.com/watch?v=peFP6r1d4sU
  17. Gabrielle Giffords: http://youtube.com/watch?v=QFRUEUFWqsQ&mode=related&search=
  18. Ed Perlmutter: http://youtube.com/watch?v=yzOw4Fioi7I
  19. Diane Farrell: http://youtube.com/watch?v=JQQmK9nDieA
  20. Chris Murphy: http://youtube.com/watch?v=A_b0sst47gI
  21. Tim Mahoney: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y7OwPs4YG8
  22. Jim Marshall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TZzVYeOejQ&mode=related&search=
  23. John Barrow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htls2_YJFxE&mode=related&search=
  24. Bruce Braley: http://youtube.com/watch?v=OAUxkJP4k20
  25. Tammy Duckworth: http://youtube.com/watch?v=FkVBcG8hCsg&mode=related&search=
  26. Phil Hare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkMW-fEYccM
  27. Brad Ellsworth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dNn29hbPM8
  28. Baron Hill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YQDBTlHSd0
  29. Brad Miller: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE3SNHGMa10
  30. Paul Hodes: http://youtube.com/watch?v=fem0DfzA0gM
  31. Patricia Madrid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DQ8WDjK-lc&eurl=
  32. Kirsten Gillibrand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvK4OHEn5JI
  33. Michael Arcuri: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI_jr1u_4EE&mode=related&search=
  34. Eric Massa: http://youtube.com/watch?v=PyekPKdpfcY
  35. Mary Jo Kilroy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhKac9rpuO8
  36. Zack Space: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_xtE_y_fow
  37. Joe Sestak: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz9KUVrX91A
  38. Chris Carney: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9lddsYA4XU
  39. Patrick Murphy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJOLMJ0zpYg
  40. John Murtha: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwjkQTNPDAg&mode=related&search=
  41. Phil Kellam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-QkewvyPCU
  42. Darcy Burner: http://youtube.com/watch?v=iIckBuwf8nw
  43. Steve Kagen: http://youtube.com/watch?v=8BRQ3d1usaA

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