Engaging in some friendly Googlebombing

SB regular Tonda tipped me off that Absolute Write is gone. Why? The Nielsen Haydens have the story. Basically, Barbara Bauer, a


scam agent who’s on the Twenty Worst Agents list, threw a shit fit at the owner of Absolute Write’s webhost because Bauer’s e-mail address (which is in a highly visible spot on her website, by the way) was available on the Absolute Write website. The webhost pulled Absolute Write after only an hour’s notice.

Since having her name linked to the Twenty Worst Agents List seems to get this asshole’s shorts in a twist, and I do enjoy twisting the shorts of assholes, I’m doing my part in ensuring that the Twenty Worst Agents webpage is the first result when you Google for Barbara Bauer or Barbara Bauer Literary Agency.

And because I’m an asshole myself, here’s her e-mail address, as published on her website: cannoliq@msn.com. Oooh, look at how I’m willfully violating Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Snort!


General Bitching...

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  1. 1
    nina armstrong says:

    Thanks for doing this-y’all RAWK!!

  2. 2
    Amy E says:

    … wow.  The sheer stupidity of some people astounds me.  There should be a new term coined for “career death by blog” because it seems to happen more and more often.  Any suggestions?

  3. 3
    Fiona says:

    I totally thought this needed to happen when I saw it up on Teresa Hayden’s site.

    Good job.


  4. 4

    Well done.  I saw this at Making Light, and it’s great to see others who care jumping on the bandwagon.

  5. 5
    Julie Doe says:

    Hopefully Barbara Bauer will become as infamous as Bill Napoli.

  6. 6
    sarasco says:

    Getting fired for blogging about work is known as being “dooced” from this kind of famous blog:


    You guys are great for doing this. What an ass!

  7. 7
    Jim says:

    Well heck.  I was thinking about e-mailing and asking if you’d mention the Google-bombing efforts, but you’re already on it.  Excellent!

    I’ve written up a few tips, including how to do a Stealth Google Bomb, over at http://dsnight.livejournal.com if anyone cares to join in the fun.

  8. 8
    rachel says:

    I really like that her email is “cannolig.” It makes me thing of cannolis and Ali G, a suitably stupid combination.

    Veeeeeeeeeeery professional address there, Barb.

  9. 9
    Jim says:

    Okay, so the stealth google bomb turns out to be a violation of Google’s policies, and can potentially backfire.  D’oh!

    And Rachel, I was curious about the cannoli e-mail address as well.  But hey, I’m repped by the folks at http://www.awfulagent.com so maybe I shouldn’t talk :-)

  10. 10
    TaL says:

    Are you sure Barbara Bauer’s mailto is cannoliq @ msn.com? Oh, yes, I see Barbara Bauer Literary Agency’s eMail is cannoliq @ msn.com. Let me make a note of that: Barbara Bauer … cannoliq @ msn.com …

  11. 11
    Cycle Trader says:

    I will often come to do reader.

  12. 12

    the joys and downfalls of googlebombing…

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