You can get arrested for GooglebombingGoogle search engine | September 11th, 2007 | 12 Comments
Well not exactly for Googlebombing but thats what indirectly caused the arrest of the 23 years old Polish geek Mark W. The news first came up on a Polish newspaper “Gazeta Wyborcza” (website is in Polish language).
Lets take a look what caused his arrest and how come Googlebombing has to do with this (we mentioned about Google bombing in the previous article SEO and BackLinks Power).
Young internet geek is facing up to 3 years in prison. The man is accused of insulting president Lech Kaczy?ski.
23 years old Marek W. from Cieszyn has written an amateur piece of software for so-called “website positioning.” After typing the given keyword into a search engine [Google, it turns out] the positioned website pops up as first item.
The man used the official website of Polish president Lech Kaczy?ski for testing the software. When internet users typed “kutas” [“penis”] they got the official president’s site. Furthermore – it was the first result. They played with this for couple of months – right up to March this year. That’s when the 23 years old was traced by investigator from the Katowice police office.
Finding him wasn’t difficult – the man used his home computer, which police easily traced by its IP address. The computer amateur confirmed that he wrote the program. “I just wanted to verify my skills and check if the software works” was his his explanation during the hearings.
This is yet another prove that Googlebombing has not been killed and that problem has not been resolved by Google, as they announced. This yet is a prove of how POWERFUL the backlinks are in SEO technology and how big their influence is on the SERPs of Google search engine.
Lets just hope that piece of software does not get public for download. Or at least, thats what Google hopes, since they haven’t really resolved the Google bombing.