How effective are new websites in pushing down old posts you don't want seen?
In the early 2000s, I was in a chat forum for Lyme, or whatever it was. 'Though I hate to excuse ignorance, many if not most were using real/real-sounding names back then. Truthfully, we weren't only long-term unemployed, we were wondering how long we'd be around.
Thankfully, I've come a long way, but I have a very unique surname. I've been re-employed successfully since, except now, I'm trying to start my own business, and recently went to a networking seminar. My LinkedIn and Twitter accounts rank 1 and 2 - barely - while a couple of Yahoo posts about "disease," which used to be #10 or wherever, are now a solid #3 or #4. I doubt I'll get them taken down. The YahooGroup says its moderated but hasn't been active since 2006; and my e-mail back then was with an ISP which no longer exists.
So, all I can do is put new web material and blogs with my real ID - say, about my photography hobby - to knock the "disease" stuff down. My questions are
a) Does linking separate sites of your own together strengthen their rank or has it become just the opposite?
Is tagging photos with your name considered a no-no?
c) Because they'd link to LinkedIn and Twitter, would the new web sites still be associated somehow by the 'bots with "virus," because that's what people associated your name with previously?
Sorry about sounding paranoid. To the Forum master, go 'Bs!
- Chris in Virginia