• robertclough

    Thank you for providing coverage of this!

  • http://www.seomoz.org randfish

    Danny, why are you using a “nofollow”? Do you not actually support Jennifer’s effort to take over those rankings? Were you paid for that link? Do you not editorially vouch for the quality of her blog?

    Very confusing…

  • http://searchengineland.com Danny Sullivan

    OK, to be clear, I was saying that they’ve given Jennifer a deadline of Feb. 5. My suggestion is the search marketing community give them the same deadline to back off. If they don’t, then the link bomb goes off. I mean, they deserve some dose of bad publicity from this, but they also deserve a chance to do the right thing.

  • http://www.seobythesea.com Bill Slawski

    The National Pork Board is comprised of members of the Pork Industry appointed and overseen by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It’s possible that some complaints to US Senators and Representatives could have some impact upon this, too.

  • http://randfish randfish

    OK, I’m with you Danny. The whole – don’t make pull this “nofollow” off my link thing is pretty awesome, actually. Like putting on the brass knuckles and rubbing them without actually hitting the guy.

    You really are the Tony Soprano of the search world. :)

  • http://joeduck.wordpress.com JoeDuck

    Great idea Danny – count me in.

    Hmmm – Jennifer may soon be able to say she’s got the Pork Board by their Oscar Mayer —- ?

  • http://hauntingthunder.wordpress.com Neuro

    I thought every one knew that Spoo was the “Other White Meat”.

    Did JMS ever get a letter from the Pork Board

  • http://theonlinemarketingguy.com/ sportsguy

    Time for a pork roast, I say. :)

    Man, never thought I’d see the day when Piglet would go postal, but here we are.

    Consider this all linked up.

    Sad – lawyers trying to justify their retainers, IMO.

    Go Jen!

  • http://sethf.com/ Seth Finkelstein

    “I did, not that you can find the article in Google anywhere” …

    Hey, that’s interesting. I dug around:

    The Miserable Failure Of A Google Bombs Article Search Ranking

    You can find it high ranked for many phrases but not others, seems to be different algorithms depending on something (maybe anchor text phrase popularity).

  • chris boggs

    WOW. Just finally got online today to find this. What an amazing crock. I really hope that one of the major networks runs with this. I also would love to see someone do a handwriting analysis of the lawyer’s signature on the PDF.

    The fact that they insinuate that it violates their trademark is one thing, but the pork board made a HUGE mistake in claiming that she was promoting something other than the breastfeeding of children in this campaign. Only the same people that would think the idea of a “pork board” was kind of funny would even possibly think that (except Ian :p).

    What a bunch of idiots.

  • http://www.ilw.com Sam

    Dear Danny:

    Thanks for taking a stand on this. The breastfeeding cause deserves support.

    Yours truly,

    P.S. If the National Pork Board does not back off, I am going off pork completely.