Republican Tries to Avoid Becoming Another Santorum

by Ian on 08/19/2011

in Politics

Florida Rep. Gaston Cantens (or, someone on his behalf) is currently undertaking a black hat SEO tactic to try and avoid becoming the next Rick Santorum. Given the very public Google-joke at Mr. Santorum’s expense, it’s not hard to see why.

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That would be a screenshot of the blogger area of the link buying service PayPerPost.com. Buying links inside blog posts with “Gaston Cantens” as the anchor text (clickable portion) of the link will help raise that myfloridahouse.gov profile page to the top of the Google rankings for Mr. Canten’s name.

Now that political news, mud-slinging and reputation management has moved to the digital age in a very public way, Republicans respond exactly as you would expect them to – by throwing money at the problem.