April Fools Day Spam Invades Google

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Ok, maybe it’s not spam and part of the overall joke, but a search for Google in Google News results in multiple April Fool’s Jokes, most of which are not labeled as such.

April Fools Jokes

The blogger / search marketer / prankster in me loves this stuff, but what about the average Internet user or 10 year old student who has no idea that what is supposed to be news is infact, a prank on their behalf.

Kind of reminds me of the Looney Tunes short where Bugs is teaching his nephew American History, then the nephew fails his test and comes home wearing a Dunce cap.

Should Google News honor a rel=NoAprilFools attribute so these stupid posts and articles don’t get indexed and mixed with the real news?

Please leave your comments below and remember, think of the children.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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