Earlier today Matt Cutts tweeted these two strikingly similar search queries in Google and Bing. “I’m about to be on a panel with Bing and ask them how http://goo.gl/m3IWc on Google showed up as http://goo.gl/CTjsE on Bing”. Looks like Google just pulled a crazy Ivan to me and Bing showed up in their baffles.
I’m guessing Google tweaked their SERP’s as a check to see if anybody was following them using “ygyuuttuu hjhhiihhhu” as a search query. I couldn’t help but think about the hunt for Red October, one of my all time favorite movies. There was a tactic called a crazy Ivan, in which a sub captain would randomly turn around to see if another enemy sub was in their baffles. In not in the navy, so I won’t go into much detail, but basically it sounds like you could follow in another submarines stream undetected.
Is that what Bing is attempting to do here? With a submarine as big as Google, they might have been able to get away with this for awhile now. One things for sure, Google did a crazy Ivan and Bing got caught with it’s pants down. Did I use too much analogous reasoning in this post? Maybe next time I’ll just stick with a simple metaphor. Bing, the USS Dallas following carefully behind…ALL STOP CRAZY IVAN!