Comments on: Dropped from Google http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/ Blog, news, books Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Andrew S http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3139 Fri, 19 Dec 2008 12:56:52 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3139 I’m always surprised by how many people choose to run their own blogging software rather than having a third party run it for them, especially considering the number of security problems that are continuously being found (especially in wordpress).

Lots of sysadmins i know use livejournal, wordpress, or typepad’s hosted blog services. These people are the ideal candidates for running their own blog software, yet they use hosted services because they understand how much of a time suck it is to keep the software up to date on their own. Many corporate blogs, such as flickr’s, use these services as well.

My advice: Move your blog to typepad.com (run by sixapart, the company that makes your current blogging software). Have blog.lessig.org point to the new blog’s address, and have old links redirected appropriately.

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By: Andrew S http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3138 Fri, 19 Dec 2008 12:55:12 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3138 I’m always surprised by how many people choose to run their own blogging software rather than having a third party run it for them, especially considering the number of security problems that are continuously being found (especially in wordpress).

Lots of sysadmins i know use livejournal, wordpress, or typepad’s hosted blog services. These people are the ideal candidates for running their own blog software, yet they use hosted services because they understand how much of a time suck it is to keep the software up to date on their own. Many corporate blogs, such as flickr’s, use these services as well.

My advice: Move your blog to typepad.com (run by sixapart, the company that makes your current blogging software). Have blog.lessig.org point to the new blog’s address, and have old links redirected appropriately.

Good luck. Spam links suck, but they wouldn’t be a problem if our search engines were a bit smarter…

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By: Sharon http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3137 Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:23:41 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3137 You still have problems. A view source of the blog homepage reveals a series of links to a pharma spam site. Div containing the links have an absolute position with left and top margin positioned off page with negative margins.

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By: Steve Baba http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3136 Sat, 13 Dec 2008 04:59:03 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3136 Google results bounce up and down usually after a reindexing delay, upsetting many webmasters. And an argument against having one dominant/monopoly search site. (I did not notice any outrage when Google tried to block Microsoft from buying Yahoo to compete) But I digress.

As of now, I did not see Lessig’s sight when searchering for “Lessig,” “Lawrence Lessig” (without quotes in search) or even Lessig.org.

On the bright side, Lessig’s badly written endorsement of Andrew Keen’s great book (not) has also slipped from the ratings.

One can use a google dance tool such as
http://www.google-dance-tool.com/cgi-bin/gdance.cgi
to search 100 plus results from three google servers.
(If you already visited Lessig’s site, it’s easier to spot as a visited link. Many other sites including Lessig in blog look similar)

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By: Matt Cutts http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3135 Fri, 12 Dec 2008 04:36:22 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3135 Bob, I agree WordPress updates a lot, but the flip side is that it innovates quickly too. This site is actually running Moveable Type, so it’s not a WordPress issue. In fact, to me it looks more like the hacks are taking place on the webhost level in this particular instance.

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By: Bob http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3134 Fri, 12 Dec 2008 04:01:02 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3134 Hey Matt,

I know about the WP update, but the problem is WP updates way too often. If you have multiple blogs to maintain with customized themes it can take a good hour to update your blog. Then a new exploit is discovered and you have to update again.

Spamming is so bad with WordPress it’s about time to move to a different platform. It’s beyond awful…. spend more time fighting spammers and security than creating content. It shouldn’t be that way.

Well, I guess this is a ripe opportunity for me or someone else out there to make a new platform.

I’m mega frustrated… and sad :(

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By: Kyle Maxwell http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3133 Fri, 12 Dec 2008 03:56:34 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3133 Actually, I just searched for “lawrence lessig” and lessig.org/blog was the first result.

So you’re looking good from here, boss.

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By: redactie VVDNext http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3132 Fri, 12 Dec 2008 03:37:18 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3132 I did not know you, but someone told me about you. And I found you through a google search. So I am satisfied

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By: Matt Cutts http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3131 Fri, 12 Dec 2008 02:37:49 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3131 Bob, you may not have seen, but WordPress 2.7 came out last night, and it contains easy-update functionality. It’s not perfect, but it is a big step forward.

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By: Bob http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3130 Fri, 12 Dec 2008 00:44:20 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3130 Spamming/hacking will be the downfall of WordPress… just as viruses are the downfall of Microsoft Windows.

MATT Mullenweg…. PLEASE FIX YOUR SOFTWARE ASAP!!!

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By: Bob http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3129 Fri, 12 Dec 2008 00:40:08 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3129 Like viruses were the death of Windows, blog hacking/spamming will be the death of WordPress. I spend more time fixing my blogs than I do blogging. It really pisses me off.

Matt Mullenweg, FIX YOUR SOFTWARE!

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By: Will Johnston http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3128 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 23:41:08 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3128 When this happened to me I fixed it by backing up the blog, doing a fresh WordPress install and then reimporting everything. It’s definitely some work, but it was worth it to get everything back working.

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By: Matt Cutts http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3127 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 23:36:22 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3127 Hi, my name is Matt Cutts and I’m the head of the webspam group at Google. It appears that your blog is still hacked to show spam, because I can currently visit some urls on your site and still get redirected to online gambling sites. You’ve got my email via this comment–do you want to contact me by email and I can provide some examples and give more info?

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By: Jardinero1 http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3126 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 21:31:34 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3126 You are plainly visible on Yahoo. That’s not too shabby.

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By: Rogers Cadenhead http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3125 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 19:56:43 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3125 I think you can resolve this situation more quickly by joining Google Webmaster Tools and adding your site. You’ll get a message from Google in Webmaster telling you about the removal of your site and how to rectify it.

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By: Toby Getsch http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3124 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 19:23:42 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3124 Annoying.

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By: Alexander http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3123 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 11:08:55 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3123 If when you notified Google (using that reconsideration thing, right?) you outlined what happened and what you did to correct it, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. It may take quite some time before your request is actually looked at, just gotta have patience.

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By: Gary Chapman http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3122 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 09:24:11 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3122 This happened to me too!

Big pain to get rid of it.

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By: George Murray http://www.lessig.org/2008/12/dropped-from-google/#comment-3121 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 09:08:41 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/12/dropped_from_google.html#comment-3121 In the words of Nelson, “Ha Ha!”

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