This Blog Has Been Googlebombed.

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Up until fairly recently, googling “Feminist Law Professors” or “Feminist Law Profs Blog” or the like returned this blog as the first or close to first search result. Now the blog itself doesn’t come up on the first ten result pages or more. I’ve contacted Google and will see how the Googlebombing that caused this can be addressed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

–Ann Bartow

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0 Responses to This Blog Has Been Googlebombed.

  1. Ann Bartow says:

    It’s a way to try to censor the blog.

  2. hysperia says:

    Wow, I just learned about googlebombing and realized I’ve been doing it inadvertently., perhaps even to you. Apparently, we’re not supposed to us “link here” and that kind of stuff. I’ll stop right now.

  3. Ann Bartow says:

    Googlebombing is targeted, malicious misdirection. I doubt that you were doing that. You should always feel free to link here if you want to, that doesn’t hurt anything, quite the contrary.

  4. I always thought of googlebombing as a way of getting a site further up the google ranks. The “how” of it makes sense that way – if you link to a site more frequently, it moves up the google ranks. (Remember the old “miserable failure” fun?) But, I don’t understand how you can googlebomb the reverse – to get a site to go down the results. I’ll have to read up on it I guess.