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"SANDBOXED"/ BLACKLISTED BY GOOGLE
Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 26, 2008 | Pamela Geller

Posted on 11/26/2008 2:52:16 PM PST by Amityschild

How does Atlas grow? Google search is one critically important way. People find Atlas when they do a word search in google ie "Obama birth certificate", "Obama odinga", "honor killings", "Obama campaign finance fraud" - stories that I broke or did groundbreaking work on and Atlas is usually in the top five of the search results. That's how folks find my work and generally I keep 15-20% of them as return readers. Regular Atlas readers know the media refuses to cover these stories - building readership is the only way to boost awareness in this increasingly dangerous world.

A couple of days ago I was wiped off google search pages. Yes, if you google Pamela Geller or Atlas Shrugs, I come up, that is not the issue. My work is not there, it does not come up in google's search results. It is critical to building Atlas that I be searchable.Youtube searches are still intact as are images.

Further my google search box (left sidebar) which I use almost constantly to search my site for reasearch (as do my readers) has been dramtically affaected. Input any term, any word in my search box and the same thing comes up - FORBIDDEN.

(Excerpt) Read more at atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: atlasshrugs; blacklist; freedomofspeech; google; googlecorrupt; googledems; googlessp; newsblackout; obama; obamatransitionfile; obamatruthfile
This is a terribly important issue. Please read the entire article.
1 posted on 11/26/2008 2:52:16 PM PST by Amityschild
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To: Amityschild

FR is on it..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2138818/posts


2 posted on 11/26/2008 2:54:10 PM PST by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: Amityschild

Google is a very good tool, but the two flaming liberals that own it have gotten a little too big for their britches. I’m going to go back to Yahoo and boycott Google.


3 posted on 11/26/2008 3:01:35 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: xcamel
The Google-search function on her website DOES seem to be compromised, but you CAN still get results from a "site specific" search, i.e. for:
"google" on atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com
...through the regular Google.com site.
4 posted on 11/26/2008 3:03:22 PM PST by RonDog
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To: Amityschild
google results using Pamela's name..."Results 1 - 10 of about 141,000 for Pamela Geller.".

Atlas Shrugs Typepad is the first response? Am I missing something here?

atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com

5 posted on 11/26/2008 3:04:17 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98...Ain't no Newbie!)
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To: Amityschild
Even Leo Donofrio's new web blog has this... Image and video hosting by TinyPic
6 posted on 11/26/2008 3:04:51 PM PST by hamboy
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To: Amityschild

bump for later reading


7 posted on 11/26/2008 3:08:20 PM PST by MissouriConservative (Tact is for people too ignorant to use sarcasm.)
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To: Amityschild

I have noticed this bias on google searches and am well aware of the Google/Obama connection. It is really scary. At this point I think we need to arrange a boycott of google. We need to start using other search engines. I am not sure how to arrange this but perhaps someone reading this has some ideas.


8 posted on 11/26/2008 3:09:49 PM PST by koraz
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To: Amityschild

Google burns virtual books now.


9 posted on 11/26/2008 3:10:23 PM PST by xmission (www.iwilldefendtheconstitution.com)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

There is a new search engine that makes sense:

http://www.cuil.com


10 posted on 11/26/2008 3:13:50 PM PST by Ben Reyes
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I use http://www.dogpile.com for my searches, and avoid google exclusively.


11 posted on 11/26/2008 3:14:34 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave (Illegitimi non carborundum - "Don't let the bastards grind you down")
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I use http://www.dogpile.com for my searches, and avoid google. (edited previous post)


12 posted on 11/26/2008 3:16:10 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave (Illegitimi non carborundum - "Don't let the bastards grind you down")
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To: xcamel

Thanks! I did a title search and didn’t see it up. I’d rather duplicate this one!!!


13 posted on 11/26/2008 3:32:37 PM PST by Amityschild (I can only imagine...)
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To: Ben Reyes

Thanks! I just added this and will start to use it.


14 posted on 11/26/2008 3:33:21 PM PST by koraz
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
You get results when searching directly for Pamela Geller or Atlas Shrugs. You DON'T get results when searching any of her stories, i.e., birth certificate, campaign finance fraud. She broke many of the stories and in the past her site turned up in the top 10 links.

She is down 10,000 readers a day. The revenue loss is killing her.

15 posted on 11/26/2008 3:39:43 PM PST by Amityschild (I can only imagine...)
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To: Amityschild

http://labs.daylife.com/journalist/pamela_geller?count=10&offset=10

Google sent me to these.


16 posted on 11/26/2008 3:47:15 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Amityschild
Ok, I'm glad my previous comment got suppressed. Fine, I'll come back with this image evidence: Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
Your site can still be found. There's no conspiracy, and the black helicopters aren't circling. I'm sorry the election is over and your ad revenue is down. It happens. That Google decided not to index your site the way you want is THEIR choice. They run their index, so it's private property.
17 posted on 11/27/2008 2:55:40 PM PST by thepresenceusmc (Libertarians...refusing to settle for RINO since 1971)
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To: A CA Guy

The same thing happened to my blog about two months ago. I can’t remember who I corresponded with, but they said it was spam related. Which was wrong as rain because I’ve never done that. I told them I thought it was because I had so many anti-Obama posts. They replied only that they would work to fix the problem. They did fix it about 3 weeks later. And everything was back to normal. I did some research then and found there were many MANY other instances of where bloggers claimed to have been blacklisted. My advice...complain like hell.


18 posted on 11/27/2008 3:18:38 PM PST by The Big Feed
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To: thepresenceusmc

Good point. If CA doesn’t have one, you need to get a google account and use the webmaster analytic tools. It may be an innocuous problem.


19 posted on 11/27/2008 3:24:53 PM PST by The Big Feed
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To: Amityschild

I bet if she puts Google Ads on her site, Google will index the site in a heartbeat.


20 posted on 11/28/2008 3:37:07 AM PST by Beckwith (Typical white person)
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To: koraz
Dogpile
21 posted on 11/28/2008 3:40:40 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Amityschild

not for nothing but I just googled Atlas Shrugs and your site was the very first choice....


22 posted on 11/28/2008 3:49:45 AM PST by Gone_Postal (We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat)
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To: Beckwith
She has google ads on her site. Go take a look at the link and the table she includes showing page impressions dropping from tens of thousands a day to double digits overnight.

This is censorship.

23 posted on 11/28/2008 5:58:05 AM PST by Amityschild (I can only imagine...)
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To: Amityschild

“She has google ads on her site.”

I just looked at these two pages and didn’t see and Google AdSense ads:

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/11/sandboxed-black.html

I’m old, and my eyes aren’t what they used to be. Correct me if I’m wrong.

I also just did a Google search, using — “Atlas Shrugs” sandboxed — and received 4,100 Results, including Geller’s page charging sandboxing and censorship at #4.

I’m not saying Google is above censorship, but we need to be careful here. If Geller can prove censorship that would be the end of Google.

With a few exceptions (Sinclair), I have every unflattering and negative story ever written about Obama on my site, and have had no problems with Google, or any other web entity.

The Obama Campaign did attempt to intimidate me and a couple of others last June, using the Washington Post and an affirmative-action appointee to Princeton’s Advanced Studies Institute, but Google and the rest have left me alone.

Again, I’m not saying those two libs running Google aren’t capable of hanky-panky, just that we need to be careful throwing charges around until we know more. In the meantime, we’ll all just watch the web investigative process take its course.

Cheers . . .


24 posted on 11/28/2008 6:37:35 AM PST by Beckwith (Typical white person)
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To: Beckwith
"I’m not saying Google is above censorship, but we need to be careful here. If Geller can prove censorship that would be the end of Google."

LOL! Google has been scrubbin' the peoples files for years. Like the msm, Google polices its own self and calls it a love story.
25 posted on 11/28/2008 6:51:35 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Amityschild

This is censorship.


LOL............ Doesn’t private entities have that right within rules and regs?


26 posted on 11/28/2008 6:57:32 AM PST by deport (.....................May your Friday shopping be a pleasure..................)
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To: Liberty Valance
Google has been scrubbin' the peoples files for years

You sound like a Red - - "the people's files" - - shades of 1968!

Those files belong to Google - - all of 'em.

27 posted on 11/28/2008 10:31:57 AM PST by Beckwith (Typical white person)
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To: Beckwith
"You sound like a Red - - "the people's files" - - shades of 1968!"

That was the intent. Glad to see you caught that ;o)
28 posted on 11/28/2008 3:06:52 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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