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      12-10-2011, 04:17 AM   #1
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What defines an English person

Type it into GOOGLE
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      12-10-2011, 08:43 AM   #2
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being able to trace your roots to anglo saxon
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      12-10-2011, 10:51 AM   #3
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      12-10-2011, 10:56 AM   #4
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the word at the top of my google search sounded like PUNT but started with a C ??
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      12-10-2011, 12:20 PM   #5
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Being generally superior to any other nationality.......
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      12-10-2011, 07:27 PM   #6
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Was it a surprise result?

I've always thought you were all c**** and nothing to do with the car.
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      12-10-2011, 08:28 PM   #7
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You know what they say..."If Wikipedia says it then it must be true"..


Seriously tho, how did that get to be the No1 result? Someone must be having a giraffe
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The boring explanation is link spam

Some one for a laugh takes the keyword phrase "What defines an English person" and submits that phrase with the Wikipedia URL for the definition of c**t... Probably to a bunch of directories or blog comments.

They spend about 50 quid max and google eventually finds these links with that phrase, visits the URL, associates the content of the page URL, wiki entry for c**t with that phrase.

Once the association is made, when typed in google it didplays the wiki entry at number 1.
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Oh man that made me laugh
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      12-11-2011, 01:26 PM   #10
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The boring explanation is link spam

Some one for a laugh takes the keyword phrase "What defines an English person" and submits that phrase with the Wikipedia URL for the definition of c**t... Probably to a bunch of directories or blog comments.

They spend about 50 quid max and google eventually finds these links with that phrase, visits the URL, associates the content of the page URL, wiki entry for c**t with that phrase.

Once the association is made, when typed in google it didplays the wiki entry at number 1.
Thansk Briers

i had an idea it was something to do with getting lots of links out there but wondered if it was a group of people working together doing it manually for a challenge.
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      12-12-2011, 06:37 AM   #11
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Probably was done manually.

One of our competitors did a blog article a few years back about how they were the number 1 result for "the best web design agency in the universe". We latched onto it and within a week bumped them from the top slot without ever spending a single penny. Very amusing that their own blog post directed clients to our site.
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