Google is working to make its search results less manipulatable, but it still falls prey to one website that is using its high PageRank to rank high on irrelevant terms. That site? Google.com.
Stephan Spencer explains how Google has managed to get itself listed seventh for Britney Spears, the 16th most popular search term out there. They did it by linking from one high PageRank page on their high PageRank site to another high PageRank page on their high PageRank site, a completely irrelevant page detailing the various misspellings of Britney’s name (so you can see how good the Google spellchecker is).