Convicted felon and self-proclaimed “psychic” Sylvia Browne is notorious for her failed predictions, laughably inaccurate readings, and inability to make any concrete, specific predictions about the future (above the level of chance).
For years, Robert Lancaster has been exposing the truth about Sylvia on his website. I met Robert at TAM 6 this year. He told me that his web site was definitely effective. He frequently receives emails from people thanking him for helping them to see the truth about her. Of course his web site is no match for the power of television. Scoundrels such as Montel Williams and Larry King frequently have her on their programs, and they uncritically accept what she tells them.
Robert suffered a stroke in August, and he is making a slow recovery. I wish him well.
During this period of recovery, however, his domain name, StopSylviaBrowne.com expired. Because he was incapacitated, he was unable to renew it. Some scummy cybersquatter snatched the domain out from under him. Fortunately, some of his friends have registered the domain StopSylvia.com and transferred his site there.
Tim Farley of What’s the Harm (an excellent site, by the way) was kind enough to send me an email to let me know of the change. I have now updated the links in the five articles in which I mention the world’s most notorious alleged psychic.
We have a big problem, though. If you did a Google search on Sylvia Browne, Robert’s original domain was the second listed, behind only Sylvia’s own. But now that domain is owned by the scummy cybersquatter, so people who are trying to find unbiased information about her are mistakenly going to the wrong site. We need to fix this by linking to Robert’s new domain. If everybody does this, hopefully we can push the cybersquatter out of that position he stole and return Robert’s site to its former ranking.
DO: Link to Robert’s site using the domain name stopsylvia.com.
DO: Use the text “Sylvia Browne” within your hyperlink, to help Google discover that this link is relevant for that search.
DO NOT: Include the word “Stop” inside the hyperlink.
DO: VERY IMPORTANT! Change all the links on your site, even ones in ancient pages, old blog posts and in your blogroll. This not only helps Robert even more, but it will reduce the (now undeserved) ranking of the old name which is now owned by a bad guy.
So please update your links, and make some new ones if you can!