Who Hijacked Our Country

Sunday, October 10, 2010

YOU can Influence the November Election

Yes, by voting of course. But there’s more. The Google Bomb is back and better than ever.

You probably remember when you could type the word “failure” into the Google search menu, and the first link to come up was George W. Bush’s biography. And now we need to do it again. So many close congressional races, so little time.

Daily Kos is coordinating this search engine optimization campaign for the ninety-eight closest House races. Basically, you do a search for one of the Republican candidates, find the most negative stories about this person, and click frequently on these negative links. If enough people do this, the unflattering articles will move to the top of the search results.

This could make a difference when an undecided voter Googles one of these candidates. “Hmmm, Dave Reichert seems to be flipflopping on just about every issue.” “What, Dan ‘law and order’ Lungren had a run-in with the police??”

This Daily Kos article goes into exact detail about how to do this.

Chris Bowers, author of the Daily Kos article, said:

“When we did a grassroots SEO campaign in 2006, we reached over 700,000 voters in 50 key congressional campaigns in the final two weeks of that midterm election.”

The steps outlined in the Daily Kos article are a little tedious and time-consuming. But if you need more motivation:

Speaker of the House John Boehner.

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Blogger Demeur said...

I used to know how to do this quite well although getting rusty. Don't forget images as most bloggers do image searches.

October 10, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Beekeepers Apprentice said...

Ooooh, I LOVED the google bomb! :)

October 10, 2010 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Thanks for the reminder. I am on top of it!

October 10, 2010 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Having a hard time finding any dirt on Rossi via Google. Only one PI article. It almost looks like search was scrubbed clean.

October 10, 2010 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Demeur: This project that Daily Kos is running is only for the House, not the Senate. Rossi is such a joke, I can't believe he could actually beat Patty Murray. He keeps running for office and not getting elected, so he's running as an "outsider." LOL.

Bee: Me too.

jadedj: The more the merrier.

October 11, 2010 at 10:02 AM  

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