Saturday, January 24, 2009

Google: Behind the political times

Guess what I noticed last night.

Google the words "George W. Bush." What's the first website that pops up? Ok, so now Google "Barack Obama." What site is nowhere to be found on the first page of hits?

That's right - as of this writing, whitehouse.gov is the thirty-third Google result (fourth page!) for "Barack Obama." I guess Google didn't get the message about change yet. :)

2 comments:

Leonardo Ricardo said...

The first thing I noticed was that Bush has 58 million entries and Obama 119 million.

Seems right to me and Obama´s administration is only days old.

Jordan said...

Well, also keep in mind Google has a real hard-on for caching pages so I suppose their cache will reset soon and 44 will soon replace 43.