It’s probably safe to say that one thing you really don’t want to find upon looking up a hospital is a bleak symbol of death. And yet, until recently, anyone who googled Manchester’s Tameside General was served up a photoshopped picture of the Grim Reaper loitering in front of the building.
Solid SEO strat, guys.
The Manchester Evening News reports:
“Google has now stepped in to take down the image – which was revealed to anyone typing the name of the hospital into the search engine – after being alerted by the M.E.N.
The image had been created and uploaded to a blogging website carrying critical articles about death rates at Tameside General.”
Their bad. A Google spokesperson told the paper, “In this particular case, we have now updated the panel with a more appropriate image.”
The possibly-dead-by-StreetView donkey could not be reached for comment.