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Toufeeq H [PersonRank 0]

Friday, October 28, 2005
14 years ago

here’s something interesting I noted w.r.t Google. I don’t know if this has been already reported or is just a prank.
Just run a search for ’tukro’ and check the first link that the engine throws up. Search the page for the word ’tukro’ and you won’t find it anywhere.

btw, orkut spelled backwards is tukro. :)

Andreas [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I think this has been happening for quite some time. Link anchor text is more important than page content. Clicking on the cache link shows: "These terms only appear in links pointing to this page: tukro".

Phil Wilson [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

see elgoog.rb-hosting.de/index.cgi ...

Justin Pfister [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

That's pretty amazing and interesting. That are really just trying to match patterns.. and not just words. Altough .

My name backwards doesn't work.
google.com/search?num=100& ...

That would have been really amazing.

Toufeeq Hussain [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

try the same query in Yahoo and verify the results with Google.

Toufeeq Hussain [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Also,
The ninth result returned is again orkut based.Note that the tukro sf.net project is nowhere mentioned on page 1.

Jamie [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

As mentioned above, the cahced copy mentions that it only occurs in links. Searching [link:www.orkut.com/privacy.aspx] returns 64 results which is filtered to 8. Of the 8, this is the only one that says tukrO:

elgoog.rb-hosting.de/index.cgi ...

Jamie [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Incidentally, the same page has a few other links: try searching [liamg] and [spuorg elgoog]

mike [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

the search term doesn't have to be on the page: that's how googlebombing works ...

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Maybe this is a better demo of the oddity occuring:
google.com/search?hl=en&lr ...
now, its not very logical to assume that a large number of people have linked to all of those sites with the text [swen elgoog], so there must be some greater force here...

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Ugh, this was really bothering me so i thought about it a bit, and i think the answer has been staring us in the face.
elgoog.rb-hosting.de/index.cgi ...
i bet thats where the anchor text "tukro" is coming from... hahaha

Bob [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I thought the best one was when everyone linked to bush's page with "idiot" (or stupid) and got him to rank #1 for a while.

Jamie [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

It doesn't take much to bomb tukro – there's only 921 results (but they get filtered at 238). That explains why one "tukro" from elgoog could push the real orkut privacy policy so high. elgoog's main page has PR 6. all this sdrawkcab typing... D:

Toufeeq [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

If the high rank of 'tukro' is due to elgoog then should not the elgoog page be the number one result,whereas first result is a *direct* link to orkut policy.

Hanan Cohen [PersonRank 7]

14 years ago #

Maybe, just maybe, it's a bug leaked from Hebrew (and mybe also Arabic).

Hebrew is written from right to left. Hebrew has two standsrds for writing text on the internet. The old standard which is called "visual" demands that the text will be stored in the page reversed and a special browser font is used to show the text correctly.

Try this. Maybe it will work in non Hebrew enabled systems.

Go to google.co.il

Paste this Hebrew word in the serach box שלום

Click the search button.

Now click the first link near the search button, the link to the advanced search form.

If everything went OK, in the third field from the top you will see two words. This is the word you have pasted and a reveresed version of it.

Google knows that it has to search both versions in order to find text in pages created for the "Hebrew Visual" standard.

Did you see it?

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