Amusement, discovery

Playfish SEO Google Fail

So I was doing some research for a project I’m working on and I was looking through the Google Results for “Social Games” when I got to a very peculiar meta description. Look carefully below, do you see it?

Can you spot the egregious META fail?

Can you spot the egregious META fail?

Look a little closer. Yea, that’s right. Apparently, some troll tweet was the top of the Twitter feed on the homepage at the time the spiders hit the site, thus the GoogleBot made it into the Meta description for PlayFish.

That's what you get for not having a meta description tag.

That's what you get for not having a meta description tag.

Way to go Playfish, try some meta tags next time.
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Update: A quick query on search.twitter.com reveals the lucky winner of the “override my meta description” contest:

Congrats DeAxl (Oliver Lopez)

You have successfully smote playfish’s SEO.

The Lucky Tweet!

The Lucky Tweet!

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Amusement

DC got Street View, sick.

Ok, so this might be old news, since I don’t stay up with Google news that much, but I was looking for directions to a store in DC, and noticed the street view button was present. I clicked it, and low and behold every street in DC has been covered (“with the exception of Pennsylvania Avenue and E Street NW by the White House, some military areas, and the Hillandale gated community in Burleith”). It’s awesome. Ok- Well, it looks like according to the DCist– it was Launched Nov 4th, 2008, so I’m not THAT far behind.

Still really freakin cool- Look ma! My house!

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