Mike Abundo


Google Thinks I’m Someone Else

Google Search Result

PR guru Steve Rubel notes that Google now includes thumbnails for WordPress blogs in search results. That’s great, except for one thing: Google thinks I’m Filipino gaming manager Carlo Ople.

I blog about the guy twice, and I become him. Talk about identity theft. Carlo’s not alone — Google also thinks a lot of people are tech blogger Allen Stern.

I blog about Filipina cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao a lot more than I blog about Carlo. If Google’s image matching algorithms are going to mistake me for someone else, why couldn’t Alodia appear in my search result thumbnail? No offense to Carlo, but Alodia’s a lot prettier.

I’m Back

Sorry for the recent downtime, guys. I had to get a new server. To quote Kira Yamato here, I can fight my battles properly again. 🙂