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How do I get google to distinguish me from another author?

I'm an author with a google problem. I have the same name as another author (completely different genre, though) and if you google that name, my books show up alongside hers in search results. This has been a recurring problem for years, to the point where I'm planning on tweaking my name for my next book, but for now I'd just like our books not to be conflated. (Google also combines images of me and this other woman, although I'm not as concerned about that). I've tried reporting this issue to google, but so far haven't had much luck penetrating the bubble. Any tech-savvy people have ideas on how I can distinguish my work? Thanks in advance...
posted by Victorian Gal on Jun 11, 2014 - 14 answers

Is there a way to get Twitter search results back into Google search results?

Is there a way to get Twitter search results back into Google search results? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jan 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Dammit I don't want to change my name

I have a unique name that, when my first and middle names are transposed, becomes a more common name that is now the moniker of a rather unattractive porn star. How do I fix Google results that turn my unique name into this porn-yielding other version? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Dec 20, 2011 - 28 answers

There's spam in Google's cache of my site

I have spam showing up in my website header and cached copy on Google's search results. [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Jul 8, 2011 - 11 answers

How do you get your reume higher in Monster's search results?

What are some tips on how to make your resume show up higher on Monster's search results? [more inside]
posted by rooster416 on May 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Jeez Google pt. 2 - We still want clean URLs

Remove these crappy ultra-long links from my Google Search Results when I right-click! [more inside]
posted by cashman on Nov 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Did You Mean

Google search was great, until now. Now it asks you "Did you mean this" and then populates the first two results with the term you didn't type, but Google thinks you MUST have meant, because they are smarter than you. So, what's a good search engine for someone who loves the old google search simplicity? (P.S. Live and Yahoo are far worse)
posted by parallax7d on Feb 24, 2009 - 12 answers

How to index a password-protected site for searching?

How do I add search to a password protected site? [more inside]
posted by perpetualstroll on Jan 17, 2007 - 8 answers

Is Google broken?

Why would Google display a lesser number of results when I remove a word from my search? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Dec 31, 2005 - 15 answers

Why doesn't my google searches of today have the info from the same search a year ago (even if it's in a different order?)

Why does Google, which purportedly have a mondo cache of everything, "lose" search results over time? That is, if I search on something today that I last searched on a year ago, my results don't include all of last year's results. I understand that there's a complicated ranking algorithm, but that doesn't explain why some results go missing altogether.
posted by blueshammer on Mar 5, 2004 - 5 answers

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