This isn’t a problem at this low-ranked blog, but apparently it is for Dean Hunt, owner of and the blog that resides there. He has recently received vaguely threatening letters demanding that he give up his domain because:

You have to understand Dean that an online business should be higher in Google than a blog.

Don’t forget that Google is a business as well, they obviously make more money from other businesses than they do from blogs, so it is in their interest that I am higher than you for certain searches.

I have also contacted my lawyer about this issue, so you should expect a letter in the post very soon.

Let me be the 472nd to say, “AAAAAhahahahahahaaaaaaa!!! Haahahahaa! What a fucking moron!

Yes, Google is a business, but no, they don’t think businesses should be ranked higher than blogs. In fact, I bet they love it when that happens because then the business is compelled to start buying Google AdWords to bump up their ranking (well, really, they’re a “sponsored result” at that point).

This guy (who hasn’t been “outed” yet by Deano) is clearly a bully, and a particularly stupid one at that. Dean intends to stand strong and I support him all the way. People shouldn’t have to fear success on the internet, nor should bloggers be preyed upon by ruthlessly inept businessmen who seem to view the world only in terms of money and power. Fucking moron. I’ve got your back, Dean, and I know a lot of other bloggers do too.

You know, the internet really does have the power to change things for the better. We’re more connected now than ever before, and that gives power to “the little guy” who would’ve been steamrolled as little as 10 years ago. This inevitably must have a profound affect on our society, including the political realm. People are going to start demanding more transparency in government and business, and people are less likely to be cowed by bullying demands from the elite and those who dream of becoming the elite (like this fucktard).

Consequently, there are no more excuses. Is there something you don’t know that you wish you did? Have you encountered a challenge that is beyond your present abilities? Well, it’s time to step up to the plate. You’ve got an incredible resource like at your fingertips if you’re reading this, so don’t let limitations that would’ve previously been crippling get in your way! You now have the power to change your lot in life. Educate yourself. Better yourself. Rally your allies. Stand up to your enemies. Embrace the change that now must come. In previous centuries most of us would be nothing but peasants, living under the rule of some despotic king or lord. With no access to learning, no power to organize resistance or communicate with distant allies there was no way to fight against the yoke of oppression. But now, most of us are “free” and we have been given a great gift — a gift that our ancestors would have died for. The internet is the greatest gift to democracy in 200 years. Use it!

Update: Some folks on slashdot are saying that this is a hoax by Dean Hunt. That’s certainly a possibility. Let’s wait to see for sure that he’s telling the truth, but I think my rosy description of the potential of the internet is still valid. Just gotta remember to check our sources, verify info and don’t forget our assumptions. As for Dean, let’s hope he wouldn’t resort to something like this, but his blog is about SEO, which is about as respectable a profession as prostitution. Perhaps less so.


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4 Responses to “Blogger Dean Hunt threatened for having too high of a search ranking”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Posted by dean on another websiteIf I was to write a FAKE news article on my blog could I get sued for it? I want to write some spoof articles and I will mention in the article that it is fake, but i will be gently mocking celebs etc. Is this likely to cause problems? He is sending everyone on a snipe hunt. I took a screen shot of my post on his site awaiting moderation, now its now there. This is being done for viral marketing, but he hasn’t yet address how it can backfire. If you want a screenshot let me know

  2. Vemrion says:

    You might be right, anon. I fear this is all a shameless scam for more hits on his site. I don’t think he has any plans to come clean either. Feel free to repost your comment to Dean here.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    What a web Site,I’m glad i found it. Your nuts, the bad part is I agree with you. I came to this Country 50 Years ago worked my Ass of to get ahead, did pretty well for a Nut from Germany. Now I wish I’d never seen this Fucking Coutry. I’m sorry I planted my Chldren and Grandchildren here, to be indoctrenated with this American Bull Shit. We are the richest Country in the World they say, who is we, not the average Joe Blue Collor working Ass Hole. He is only a draft Animal for work and obediance. Satled with Interest payments all his Life, for some substandard Dwelling, Car payments, Credit Cards, Insurance and Taxes. Educated to obey but not to think, thinking is only for the elite they figure out how to screw you out of the Fruits of your Labor. Washington and the Wall Street Boys know what they are doing, believe me and it’s not for your benefit, Fuck you , you indoctrinated American Moron. When you go to Europe you can tell who the Yanks are the ones with the dumb look, fat Ass and louth Mouth.

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