The Taming of the SEO Shrew

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So hell hath no fury like an (SEO) woman scorned, huh?

Or somebody who understands the basics of tagging images correctly to help them rank in Google Image searches.

Anyway, consider this scenario: your young love fails to bloom and the next thing you know, an indentikit image of you containing different barbed, snide captions appear in most of the top 30-40 positions when anybody does a image search for your name. You can read more here as well as find links to the image search in question (they’re a bit NSFW).

All by the virtual hand of your other half.

Of course, this young man’s plight may have seen less light of day had his mother not got involved by starting a thread at Google Webmaster Help:

My minor son’s ex-girlfriend took a copyrighted picture of him (we own copyright) and uploaded it more than 60 times to a website. On each image she wrote slanderous, defamatory and pornographic captions. The webmaster of the site states he removed the images 6 weeks ago, but Google Search still shows all the images. My son is so stressed out and embarrassed and we’ve done everything we can to get images off of Google including URL removal tool, a letter to Google Legal with all the URLs because of copyright infringement, and nothing has worked!

There’s a perfect business model here – offer SEO payback services for jilted partners and reputation management services for the jiltees with added Mom insurance.

It can’t fail.

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