Can The NRA/Gun Lobby Bribe Google?

I say bribe, because Google represents that all paid rankings are disclosed. But what about de-rankings?

OneUtah has been de-ranked by Google.

On April 15, I posted “Guns Advocates Lie While People Die” after I heard Alan Korwin on C-Span claim “hundreds of thousands of lives are saved each year.”

On April 18th, I commented:

Its the power of the permanent record. You see, already, if you Google “Alan Korwin” OneUtah comes up #2 on page two. By tomorrow, it will be on the main page, so people can see that:

…it was. No surprise. Google is the only SE I write a map for. I do no other search engine optimization.

The next morning, I sat down to blog about this little-appreciated sign that the “promise of The Internet”, as the great leveler, that it might foster a new kind of transparency with all manner of implications for truth, meritocracy, and democracy…a place so bare and open, you could SMELL integrity.

It was GONE! I searched the first ten Google pages over and over. OneUtah had been purged by Google AGAIN (see Firmage Impeachment papers)

I then checked Yahoo and MSN searchs, and OneUtah still ranks about the same as today.

Frankly, it freaked me out. I can see the NSA — this one anyway — getting Google to de-rank OneUtah for publishing the Nixon Impeachment Papers…but the GUN LOBBY?

Today a Google search for “alan korwin” returns OneUtah on page 7.

Today is the first time I’ve found is within the first ten pages since it was on page 1 on April 18. I refuse to search deeper.

Yahoo search on “alan korwin” (page 2, rank 4)

MSN Search for “alan korwin” (page 5)

Search for “alan korwin” on Dog (page 1)

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  1. #1 by jdberger on June 2, 2008 - 10:03 am

    Funny, do a Google search for “Cliff Lyon Liar” and see what you turn up.

    Of course, that evil gun lobby, a 69 year old grandmother is really that threatening….

    Maybe, Cliff – just maybe – your ability to manage Google is over-rated (by yourself, of course).

  2. #2 by Bob S. on June 2, 2008 - 11:06 am

    Poor little Cliff,

    Hmm, could have Cliff thought taking on the vast paid gun lobby was going to attract the attention of other anti-libery folks to his blog?

    Maybe he’s a little upset that it didn’t work. I’ve really haven’t seen a large number of new commenters on his site, besides us “paid gun lobby trolls” and there have only been a few of us at that.

    Try again Cliff, I’m sure you can find something else to attract attention.

    By the way, care to address the effectiveness of the gun control laws in England and Australia?

    How about studies other than by Kellermann, that show:

    If you keep a gun in your home, its more likely an innocent person will be killed, than you will ever use it to defend shit

    After all, with approximately 270 million firearms, in 70 million homes shouldn’t there be massive amounts of information supporting your claim?

  3. #3 by jdberger on June 2, 2008 - 12:03 pm

    Don’t forget, Mr. Lyon – only peer reviewed articles from properly credentialed researchers are acceptible.

    Just using your rulebook, Cliff.

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