<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Disclaimer about those "Ads by Goooooogle"

Monday, September 20, 2004

Disclaimer about those "Ads by Goooooogle"

When we signed up for Google Adsense to allow advertising on our blog (and maybe make a couple of Adcents), we were ignorant as to the sort of ads that might appear. From what we've seen so far (about a week into this experiment), the ads seem to be largely pro-Bush...which is almost funny, because most of our editorial content is anything but pro-Bush. Apparently, Google's metacrawling robots decide which ads to place where based on simple mathematics; i.e., because the word "Bush" appears frequently on this site, this site must be pro-Bush. Wonder what would happen if we started using the word "Shrub" instead...

Better yet, we'll try another experiment: Kerry Kerry Kerry Kerry Kerry Kerry Kerry Kerry Kerry Kerry Kerry Kerry Kerry Kerry...

That ought to confuse Google's robots.

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