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Angry Redditors are now trying to Google bomb writers of one of the most popular TV shows of all time: HBO’s Game of Thrones. As a result, if you search for “bad writers” on Google, images of Game of Thrones writers will appear. Can you guess why are these fans so upset?
Well, the report has it that these fans are angry over how the final season of Game of Thrones has played out so far (No spoilers here). That is probably why hardcore Game of Thrones fans are now venting their frustration by Google bombing the show’s writers.
Google Bomb is a technique used to make a particular search result appear for a particular search term on Google. In a nutshell, it affects Google SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). Google bombing is done by creating multiple links to a particular website from pages including the specific search term (in this case, bad writers)
Here’s what has happened
Angry Game of Thrones fans from the /r/FreeFolk subreddit have succeeded in getting a picture of the showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff to rank for the search term “bad writers” on Google search. According to The Verge report, Business Insider and Metro have verified the success of Redditor’s campaign.
However, “Bad writers” is not the only term that angry Redditors have tried to associate with the images of D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. Some Redditors have also tried to rank images of Weiss and Benioff for other search terms such as “Di*kheads” and “Dumb and Dumber.”
Last year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was questioned as to why the photo of US President Donald Trump appears when someone searches for the term “idiot” on Google and as you might have expected, Pichai had a very precise answer:
Google crawls through pages that include a keyword that users type in Google search. Based on various parameters such as the relevance and popularity of web pages and much more, Google ranks and prioritises returned results.