Google on Your Shoe
Posted August 8,
If you are a Google
watcher, new web owner or fellow optimizer, you have
undoubtedly noticed some very peculiar Google behavior
the past couple of months? Perhaps you think you
are going crazy? It's not you --- it's Google.
I have been working
on this poem to explain what has happened. I
posted it on Google employee and unofficial spokesperson
to the Internet community Matt Cutts' BLOG on Saturday.
You are welcome to use this poem on
your web or email it to others if you put up a link to
http://www.roncastle.com Otherwise it is
2006 by Ron Castle and all rights are reserved.
Google on Your Shoe
by Ron Castle
I am a website marketer; my
friends all think I'm cool.
I sell stuff on the Internet, where my web
One day in May they dropped from sight, were no
place to be found.
Google took my website ranks and sent them
If you smell something funny when you’re on the
You think it's body odor, loss of rankings make
But it really smells much worse than that, it's
worse than doggie poo,
You weren't watching where you step; it's Google
on your shoe.
First week of May two thousand six, there was a
Their content filter went bizarre, bad websites
made a dash
Right into the index where they'd never been
Good content that they should be crawling
Google says they do no harm, but didn't say a
That anything was wrong or that this even had
Of course it's good for AdWords, but they say
they never do
Anything organic that would make you need them,
The moral to this story is that Google's not
Friends will tell you when they're wrong, be
truthful to the end.
They will not betray your trust and will not
make you blue.
Which is why you should be careful, don't get
Google on your shoe.
So, if you smell something funny when you're on
You know your SEO is good, you've nothing to
And all your pretty pages simply disappear from
It wasn't anything you did; it's Google on your
I hope you feel better now? I do. Why no
word about this in the press? Good question.