Dubious Google Honors

OTB has the dubious distinction of being the #1 Google result for search string that I’ll not retype here.

Sheesh. Who are these people?

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  1. Rodney Dill says:

    You do get some pretty bizarre hits from Google at times. I’m kinda partial to the string below.

    (evil rat bastard senator from massachusetts)

  2. The Man says:

    So Bill Bennett is a reader?

  3. Larry says:

    Good lord, who would ever link to your site with that text? That’s the only way to get to the top of a Google Search. Anyone remember the Jewgle bomb? Someone did a huge Googlebomb on the word “jew” so that any time anyone searched for it, a anti-semetic hate site would be at the top of the list.

    Same situation here apparently.

  4. Mark Jaquith says:

    This doesn’t mean that someone linked to you with that phrase. for one, the search isn’t quoted, so it’s not a search for a phrase. A search for nagin ray n***er will return the same result. Searching for the phrase “ray nagin is a n***er” (with the quotes) returns no results.

    The OTB page merely contains the 3 words “ray” and “nagin” and “n***er” and OTB has high Google ranking.

  5. Deleted scene from Blazing Saddles.

    “The Sheriff is a n—”

    “What did he say?”

    “I think he said, ‘the Sherriff is a nagin.'”

  6. Mark says:

    Funny, Rusty.

    Now excuse me while I whip ths out!

  7. Bithead says:

    It’s OK, James.
    I caught a half-dozen hits today from a search engine that some webmaster installed in his site called MENOPAUSE.COM. Apparently, the thing triggered on one of my header lines: “Guaranteed to raise liberal blood pressure”.

    Funny part is one of them was a repeat visit from the same computer, 8 hours later. (SHrug)
    A new readers, a new reader and I’ll take em any way I can get ’em.