File this in the category of no good deed goes unpunished. Remember that fundraising campaign I did for Leng Sopharath? I just got this message from one of the donors and I am wondering if anyone can help. (see below)
When you do a google search on this person's name, my blog posts come up first and lower hers! I looked at the results and I'm number 2. Number 1 is another blogger. Many of the rest of entries on the next few pages are references to this campaign, including some -- ugh - splogs. This person does not have blog or a domain name with their name.
I gave to your campaign a couple of months back (saw the appeal on your blog) and you'd been in touch to get a better sense of who I was so that you could thank me on your blog. I wasn't able to get back in touch for a bunch of reasons, and then also I didn't give to be thanked, but because I thought that it was a wonderful and worthy idea. In any case, fast forward to now - when anyone searches my name on google, the fact that I gave via your charity badge comes up many many times over. I'm thankful to have been acknowledged, but this has actually done more harm than good for me as my affiliations get completely buried. I wonder if there is anything I can do to reverse this. Thoughts?
a.) Delete the thank you post and the donor name from the list on my blog (I can't control the splogs)
How long will it take to clear out of google?
b.) Would it also be a good idea for this person to grab the domain name with their name and set up a blog too?
c.) What about also setting up a profile on linkedin and twitter and the like with the full name as the profile url?
Can anyone please give advice? Thanks
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