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Ohio Joe

(21,782 posts)
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 12:12 PM Feb 2024

Parkland survivor trolls Trump's new sneaker venture by buying domain and directing visitors to gun safety site

Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg has bought a website address referencing former president Donald Trump’s new sneaker brand and turned it into an anti-gun violence website with the ability to call lawmakers to advocate for legislation.

Mr Hogg, who is now the president of Leaders We Deserve, an organisation dedicated to electing young candidates to Congress, made the announcement on X, formerly Twitter, on Friday.

“I just bought shoptrumpsneakers.com” the activist wrote. “I have redirected you to a page to call your member of Congress. The twist is the person who makes the call is a victim of gun violence whose voice has been re-created with AI to call for gun safety.”



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Parkland survivor trolls Trump's new sneaker venture by buying domain and directing visitors to gun safety site (Original Post) Ohio Joe Feb 2024 OP
Ohhhhhj myyyyyy. yayyyyy for David! niyad Feb 2024 #1
Google is playing games. jimfields33 Feb 2024 #3
It can take days or weeks for a new site to show - nt Ohio Joe Feb 2024 #5
Thank you! jimfields33 Feb 2024 #11
You have to have the site verified by Google canetoad Feb 2024 #16
Google may be evil now ... CloudWatcher Feb 2024 #6
Thanks. jimfields33 Feb 2024 #12
I Wouldn't Have Known Either ProfessorGAC Feb 2024 #14
This!!!! Ninga Feb 2024 #2
Love him malaise Feb 2024 #4
It's people like David Hogg that give me great faith in the younger generation. ificandream Feb 2024 #7
Thank you to the young people fighting the good fight!! Bev54 Feb 2024 #8
Love it. n/t Emrys Feb 2024 #9
Good on David Hogg! Cha Feb 2024 #10
Bravo! mcar Feb 2024 #13
Great kid. Hassler Feb 2024 #15


(114,201 posts)
1. Ohhhhhj myyyyyy. yayyyyy for David!
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 12:15 PM
Feb 2024

So, once again, these geeeeenuses neglected to secure a basic domain name?


(16,314 posts)
3. Google is playing games.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 12:49 PM
Feb 2024

You literally have to type in the link. If you type shop trump shoes, his site doesn’t come up. If you just type in shop trump sneakers, it doesn’t come up. You literally have to put in shoptrumpsneakers.com. Not sure why Google plays those games because people typically put in subjects not website links.


(17,231 posts)
16. You have to have the site verified by Google
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 08:39 PM
Feb 2024

Then the crawler bots need to work their way around to it. It's not showing in a Duck Duck Go search either.


(1,852 posts)
6. Google may be evil now ...
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 02:16 PM
Feb 2024

Google isn't playing games, that's just not how search engines work. Even if the site had something to do with actually buying the shoes, it wouldn't show up in search results until there were a fair number of links to that site. It's work to get a new site to show up in search results! Trying searching for "SEO" and see how many sites are offering to help admins with search-engine-optimization .. which is what's needed to get your site to appear.


(16,314 posts)
12. Thanks.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:32 PM
Feb 2024

I definitely added hits to his site trying to get it through Google. I’ll definitely look into how the system works.


(65,592 posts)
14. I Wouldn't Have Known Either
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 05:42 PM
Feb 2024

I had no idea on how the algorithm adjusts itself over time.
We both learned something new just now.

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