Thursday, October 2, 2008

Search results you'd hate to see


Hate sites poison search results very quickly.

In one day, the b2b attack site,, that I wrote about yesterday has risen from nowhere to the third result on a Google search.

You can see the result for a search for Christie Communications here.

Here is my original post, Wild, Wild Web: Shoot Out at the Online Corral

What's the old saying about keeping your friends close and your enemies even closer?

Posted by Internet Marketing Report Online editor Julie Power on Thursday October 2.


1 comment:

Jim Akin said...

Amazing, Julie. I Googled the target agency's name yesterday, just to see if the hate site turned up in the results, and it didn't appear in the first two pages of hits.

Google News search reveals no MSM coverage of the hate site, and searches of Technorati and Google Blog Search seem to indicate that you're the only blogger who covered it.

As one of your (300-or-so) twitter followers, I'm wondering if you know how many of us in the twitterverse followed your tweet to the post and from there, presumably, jumped to the hate site? How does that factor into the number of your readers overall (RSS subscribers, etc.) who linked out from your blog to the hate site?

I'm wondering if you (even anecdotally) saw any twitter "ignition effect" to traffic at the blog, and/or in a surge of referral traffic to the hate site?