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2:37 pm on Sep 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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maybe true last week but not after the update...

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3:12 pm on Sept 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Actually, if we now take a look Reuter' magazine who wrote this story about Google, we see why 'a magazine is not always right' :)
8:17 pm on Sept 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The reuters story is in CNN now after MSNBC :(

I wonder how this so called reputed news sites will publish a story without even verrifying the search results :)

12:29 am on Oct 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I actually read about this prior to the september update.

It worked then, it doesn't work now.

I would imagine they haven't changed much of the technology checking the inbound link text, rather they changed the algo to check if the page they refer to actually contains that specific term.

Enough pages with the link text "go to hell" pointing to microsoft would produce such results, however if they determined that the microsoft website didn't contain the phrase, it wouldn't count.

My two cents.

3:41 pm on Oct 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Personally I think it is entirely apprpopriate the MS comes up #1 on those search terms, once again proving how highly accurate Google is.
The error right now is that searching on "monopolistic software" does not have MS in the results anywhere...

Todd