Search for "Jew"

I possibly need a “Search Engine” category. Hmm, especially if I put anything down about my SEO experiences! 😉
Anyhow, via the Google Blog comes an article explaining why anti-Semitic websites showed up in a search for the word Jew. In the interest of fairness, I also search for the words Christian, Muslim, Church of Ireland, Protestant and Catholic. A quick glance shows that most (all?) of the top-ranked sites listed on those searches are ones in favour of the searched for religion/church.
Why can’t we have dissenting voices? Is all good and pearly white in the world again?

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3 replies on “Search for "Jew"”

Ah. I had to re-read your post a couple times before I got your drift. I think you’re suggesting it would be fair to have sites critical of Catholicism or Islam come up early in search results. I suppose that’s so.

Actually, when I did the Google search on “catholic”, I noticed a set of links at the bottom of the page: “Searches related to: catholic” There I found “anti-catholic”.

I could not get an anti-TERM when I did the same search for Jew, Jewish, Islam, Islamic, Muslim, Christian.
Protestant yielded “Protestant vs. Catholic”

Huh. I wonder how they determine when to add “searches related to TERM” links.

Google likes that.

Wasnt it the same with George Bush showing no. in SERPs when searching for dumb a**hole – or something similar. They removed it…

Funny thing – me being Danish – and just making a search for the danish word for jew, up comes a danish rapper (calls himself the Jew) – He is apparently christian and Swiss… Go figure.

Jews apparently only blackhat-SEO english listings. 😉

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