I used to have "bomb making instructions" as the title of my home page (even though I have no idea how to make bombs and never distributed such information). I just love salting search engines with titilating drivel. It was always interesting to crawl through the web log files looking for how many people followed links from search engines looking for bomb making information. There are sometimes a few government and news sites in the logs. More recently, I found entries for people from the following locations looking for bomb-making instructions:
The news organizations are probably hot on the trail because they like to sensationalize the dangers of free information on the net. No doubt this is linked to the fact that the Internet is a threat to traditional news and information distribution channels. The feds seem preoccupied with suppression of free speech in the name of "law and order".
Some search engines still have my page indexed for "bomb making instructions" because they don't keep crawling pages they have been to already (that's one way you can detect impending death in a crawler company). For example, Infoseek did not visit my site for several years. They used to list my web page titled "bomb making instructions" right below "Senator Feinstein Amendment to Prohibit Distribution of Bomb Making Info On the Internet". I think I finally shamed them into removing the link. I seem to be holding up on google, since they have had me ranked highly for the query "bomb making instructions" since their inception.