Google Drops The Bomb: Hand Job or Cron Job?

ColbertNation.com is no longer showing in the Google SERP for greatest living American or giant brass balls. Google defused the bomb almost exactly two weeks after Mr. Sullivan reported its success.

The Google Bombing experiment has left us with a lot of unanswered questions. The most interesting one is whether their “anti bombing algorithm” has some chronological component which allows the page to rank for a couple of weeks before killing it completely or it was removed by manual intervention.

Did the Algorithm Kill the Colbert Nation or did Google executives decide he wasn’t the greatest living American?

What do you think?

3 thoughts on “Google Drops The Bomb: Hand Job or Cron Job?

  1. FYI it is “cron” job, not “chron” job.

    Cheers!

    Alan

    PS I vote “both” — imho they didn’t target this particular serp explicitly, but they tweaked the ranking algo such that this result dropped.

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