killing the meme
Ben Sheriff says we can kill the Marc Herold Afghan casualties meme by Googlebombing it. For the uninitiated, “Googlebombing” takes advantage of the fact that Google gives a high ranking to regularly updated sites; this means that if a lot of bloggers link to, say, Iain Murray’s take-down of the Herold Afghan casualties study, using relevant search terms like Afghanistan civilian casualties and Herold collateral damage and Marc Herold Afghanistan study, we can move Iain’s article to the top of Google’s search results.
It’s worth a try. If you search Google for these terms now, you’ll see just how much play this scurrilous pile of phony research is getting in the world’s media.
Come and get it, Googlebot.