Friday, October 27, 2006

More on bad indexing by Google


A search on Google on Oct. 27, 06 for

+"Vai Sikahema" +Rutgers +football

produced no hits for IPBiz. Among the IPBiz posts NOT FOUND by Google is that of August 26: Sikahema blasts money for Rutgers football; stem cells next?
The first sentence of the post was: In an op-ed piece on PHL's Channel 10 in the week of August 21, 2006, Vai Sikahema criticized expenditures by Rutgers University on the football program.


Of "Rutgers is Wrong," the only Google hit was for a post including the text: Google is not doing a good job of indexing. Where has Vai Sikahema's "Rutgers is Wrong" (Aug. 06) gone to?) Ironically, Google found a post about bad indexing, but not the original posts.

While Google's ever-changing indexing is making references to the Vai's View "Rutgers is Wrong" as scarce as dodos, it's not hard to find more upbeat stories.

Sports Illustrated noted:

Annual giving to athletics by alumni was a record $5.9 million in 2005, the year Rutgers went to its first bowl game in 27 years. More than half of that total was given by 83 donors who each gave more than $10,000, a group that grew by about 30 percent from 2004.

"Athletics are the lightning rod for the university," Jason Kroll said. "If our philosophy department slips from No. 1 in the country to No. 2, there's not going to be an uproar in the general community. But if your football team ascends to the top 25, there's a certain buzz that extends far and wide."


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