Its been almost a year (November 16, 2003) since the famous Google Florida update.
I read an article recently that was comparing the two major schools of thought between "content is king" and "linking is king" and saying that it looks more like Google is trying to combine the two and make more of a semantic analysis of a site.
The article goes on to mention Google bombing and in particular the search term miserable failure which will give you the white house presidents biography! This goes to show that Google bombing does still work and that linking must still be a very important part of Google's algorithm.
This raises question such as how many links do you have to do with relevant anchor text to alter SERPs. The sites linking to the biography with the anchor text miserable failure are not relevant to either the search term or the page it is linking to. Does anyone have any data or experience with Google bombing? It stikes me that if it were that easy every blat hat wearing !+#8
person would do it. How much effect does it realy have? And how much of an insight does this give to the algorithm?