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Thursday, April 12, 2007

H1-B Bomb

TOI reports:A search for ‘H1-B official website’ on Google throws up as the first result a spiteful anti-immigration website titled 'Official Website of the Emigration Party of Nevada.' The front page of this website, sendemback.org, explicitly states its malicious intent.

The message that welcomes a visitor on the site reads: "Are you sick and tired of seeing your country turned into a Third World sewer by immigration? Are you tired of seeing your standard of living drop and our jobs exported to China? Are you tired of armies of H1B workers being imported from India to take what few jobs we have left? Are you tired of having to skip 1 for Spanish and 2 for Chinese? Are you tired of pressing 3 for English and getting a receptionist who barely speaks it?"

The site links to other anti-immigration websites and celebrates Operation Wetback, a project to remove illegal Mexican immigrants from the Southwest. Some images posted on the site might seem amusing, while others are downright ghastly.

That such a misleading site appears right at the top of the search results on Google has irked many. Among them is Anthony Tongbram, a Delhi-based blogger and IT professional. Speaking to Indiatimes, Anthony said: "I first noticed it on an internal forum where a member had posted about it and I decided that something needs to be done."

The reason why the site (and a few other anti-immigration sites) appears on top of Google’s search results is because of search engine optimisation and Google-bombing techniques. Google bombing is a search result manipulation method where a large number of web pages link to a specific page using the same or similar anchor texts so that the site appears near the top in Google’s search results.
For more:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1893221.cms

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