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Best Mother’s Day gift? A bunch of paid links

Yesterday was Mother’s Day, but the flower companies that cash in on special occasions apparently weren’t just delivering flowers to mom.

According to the New York Times, Teleflora, FTD, 1800Flowers and ProFlowers were busy delivering paid links to Google in an effort to boost their rankings.

The Daily Kos wants to manipulate Google’s SERPs. Will Google let it?

Can a Google bomb win an election? With the upcoming election in the
United States just weeks away and one political party facing major
losses, the Daily Kos, a popular liberal blog, is turning to Google to
help Democratic candidates.

The plan: organize a Google bomb to direct voters to the most disparaging articles about Republican candidates.