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In the last two weeks there has been a campaign amongst bloggers to googlebomb for the Online Poker Wiki page. As we have known for a long time if you have thousands of bloggers linking to a site, it will gain a top ranking. This stunt is turning into a problem for blogs, wikis and Google.
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I don't understand why bloggers are doing this? Their stated goal is to stop comment spam. This stunt only addresses one keyword and not spam in general. There are much easier ways to combat blog spam (http://www.linkcondom.com/). This stunt actually will increase blog spam volume for online poker in order for the spammers to compete with the wiki, also it has expanded the number of people trying to spam wiki pages and it will reinvigorate general blog spam for publicizing the fact that blog spamming still works.
Google must not be happy about this. Making a Wiki #1 will not serve a user searching for online poker. If a Google user searches for online poker they probably want to play online poker. They do not want to read the history or legality of online poker. Spammers may not be liked but at least they understand this point. You want to give the searcher what they want so they will convert and generate money. In addition it will also publicize the fact that Google can be so easily manipulated (which is not good for stock prices). I wonder if Google will take any action or make any statement on this.
Good job bloggers, now you just need to get 9 more wiki pages to rank for online poker and then repeat this for another 1,000 keywords. Bloggers take my advice - sell cheap text ads. Make it easy for people to give you money in order for them to be profitable.