Less Than Two Weeks Old, and This Kid’s A Black Hat

My pal Steven Johnson, he of wonderful books, had a third child recently. To celebrate, Steven asked his pals to link to his birth announcement post. For a brief moment, Steven's new son Dean was one of the top results in Google for "Dean". Then, abruptly, Dean was gone…

Cimg0299

My pal Steven Johnson, he of wonderful books, had a third child recently. To celebrate, Steven asked his pals to link to his birth announcement post. For a brief moment, Steven’s new son Dean was one of the top results in Google for “Dean“. Then, abruptly, Dean was gone from Google’s index.

Steven wonders, why?

Has Dean been labeled a black hat spammer by Google? Matt, can you help us?!

UPDATE: Matt says it was just the usual, er, burps.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

2 thoughts on “Less Than Two Weeks Old, and This Kid’s A Black Hat”

Leave a Reply