• http://drumtrip.co.uk R Law

    Interesting read, I can see both sides of the coin. The irony being all this online publicity is probably just strengthening the predictive text as SEL other blogs report on the story :)
    Online snowball.

  • http://www.thetimes.co.uk/ Tom Whitwell

    Interesting thread on this case here in the google webmaster forums: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters/thread?tid=5a5619f9a0be1a2b&hl=en in which someone spots this page: http://3qew.bc4f6.fajnakoszulka.com/ which seems to have been designed specifically to drive “Ballymascanlon Hotel Receivership” traffic

  • http://www.visionefx.net Rick Vidallon

    Ballymascanlon Hotel has opened a virtual SEO can-o-worms and is most likely to get marketed by every reputation management looking for a quick buck. If you Google ‘ballymascanlon hotel receivership’ the first result is a lively discussion over Google forums. http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters/thread?tid=5a5619f9a0be1a2b&hl=en ~ Let is all join in the fray?

  • russofford

    “[Auto-suggest terms] are predicted by computer algorithms based on searches from previous users, not by Google itself”

    What if these users are gaming Google’s system by paying a service like Mechanical Turk to sabotage competitor’s search terms by repeatedly searching a defamatory search phrase?