Helping Martin Luther King, Jr. a hand

Martin Luther King

Last week, CNET’s Elinor Mills reported on how a web search for “Martin Luther King” returns, as its first result on Google and as its second result on Windows Live Search, a web site (martinlutherking dot org) operated by a white supremacist organization named Stormfront.
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What’s remarkable, though, is not that a search algorithm might be gamed by extremists but that the owners of the algorithm might themselves defend the offensive result – and reject any attempt to override it as an assault on the “integrity” of their system.
via Nicholas Carr

How were they (i.e. Stormfront) able to reach #1 with only 372 backlinks and a Pagerank 6? Any SEO tricks being used there?

Anyway, the best thing we can do is to push Google and the other search engines in the right direction: link Martin Luther King’s name to another site that is a better start point to learn about the man. Let’s take his Wikipedia page.

If you want to have an idea about who MLK was: check the following page:

Martin Luther King

Feel free to add your push, let’s see how long it takes before the Google results have been corrected.

UPDATE: Scoble added some more links:
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King

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2 Responses to Helping Martin Luther King, Jr. a hand

  1. Even better is to have not just one, but a couple of links on Martin Luther King, thus pushing those supremacists off the first 10 hits on Google.

    http://modifoo.com/2006/11/24/helping-martin-luther-king.html

    Weird thing is, that google actually condones these practices. But how did the `wrong` page get there in the first place…?

  2. What would Martin Luther King have us do? I believe that he would have us fill the internet with positive messages, thus leaving less room for those bent on hate, destruction and racism. That’s what I’m trying to do with this tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.:

    It Only Hurts when I Cry
    Dr BLT
    words and music by Dr. Bruce L. Thiessen, aka Dr. BLT (c) 2006
    http://www.drblt.net/music/itonlyhurts.mp3

    If we hold on to King’s dream, we all face:

    A Future 2B Hold
    Dr. BLT
    words and music by Dr. Bruce L. Thiessen, aka Dr. BLT (c) 2007
    http://www.drblt.net/music/future3.mp3

    Dr BLT
    Blog n roll artist