National Pork Board Goes After Breastfeeding Search Marketer

Last year, well-known search marketer Jennifer Laycock set up the Lactivist project, where she explained step-by-step how to market a new web site on a budget. Part of the project were the funny shirts she sold to promote breastfeeding, including one called "The Other White Milk." Turns out the National Pork Board thinks that violates their trademark on the phrase "The Other White Meat." Jennifer has more in her post, Overzealous Big Pork Stomps on Breastfeeding Blogger. They've sent her a number of demands, plus suggested she's trying to promote some type of adult breast [...]

Google Kills Bush’s Miserable Failure Search & Other Google Bombs

Google has finally defused the "Google Bomb" that has returned US President George W. Bush at the top of its results in a search on miserable failure. The move wasn't a post-State Of The Union Address gift for Bush. Instead, it's part of an overall algorithm change designed to stop such mass link pranks from working. A search today now shows the US White House page carrying Bush's name is no longer top listed. Also gone are pages about Michael Moore and former US president Jimmy Carter that were on the first page of results due to Google bombing actions. What's not missing are articl [...]

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