I read recently that the #1 hit when searching for the word "Google" using Google was NOT www.google.com.  This is no longer true, but if you're an avid and informed blogger, you won't be surprised to hear that the #1 hit once went to a blog: http://google.blogspace.com (before the fine Googleers found out).

Googlewashing is the intentional or unintentional act of skewing search results in your site's favor. The verb derives from 'brainwashing' and infers that the act is akin to brainwashing the google search algorithms.

For a variety of reasons, apparently coincidental and unintentional, weblogs are shaping up to be the perfect googlewashing agent.  Of course, the search engines are doing everything in their power to counter this trend.  In fact, they regard it as a real competitive threat to their keystone products: the search algorithm.  Eric mentions this issue in a recent post, Google can be *so* unfair.

Luke comes to a similar conclusion in a recent post, Google favors blogs in first name searches . Hey, it works for "Korby".  But then there aren't too many of me out there.

Privately, I wonder if the googlewashing product of weblog software when coupled with the habits of the weblogging community is not on some level intententional.  -Korby

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