Derpibooru is blocked from Google and Bing. How do we fight back?

O. Hancock
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!

United We Stand
The corporate duopoly has purged, like so many other things, Derpibooru from their search engine. We need to find a way to employ subterfuge and confuse the algorithms into unblocking us.



There is some hope, as 3 of the results on Google actually are Derpibooru, albeit random tag searches instead of the website itself. My biggest worry is that this means that they're trying to purge us completely, and this is just a way that they messed up. Basically, in theory, they're well on their way to completely purging us and all mention of us from their results. Meanwhile, Bing actually has no results for Derpibooru itself whatsoever.

What can we do to stop this? I'm not a web developer. I really don't have any ideas of my own, but I'm willing to help if there's anything I can do.
The Smiling Pony
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@O. Hancock
Bing literally DDoSed the site several times.
Google kept listing artists on our site over their own Tumblr / DAs.

Might think to revisit the decision at some point as the fandom wanes a bit (and Bing gets its shit in order).
T.S. Lightner
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That kinda sucks. Ever since I found out about the sketchy clause in DA's ToS (I somehow missed this when I read it), that lets them use your art for whatever, I've been planning on deleting my stuff off there and going Derpi exclusive. Gonna be a little more annoying now knowing that people can't directly search the site.
O. Hancock
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!

United We Stand
@T.S. Lightner
That's the thing, we're basically word of mouth here now, albeit with some saving graces. For one, you can at least find out what and where DerpiBooru is fairly quickly if you search for it by name, as it will come with the Twitter, Patreon etc. Also if you search "my little pony image booru" the first result is DerpiBooru's Patreon. So people who are sort of in the know but not to the level of knowing what our url is will be able to find us. And I'm happy they didn't just shadow ban us from the internet like they did with Thunderf00t and other people they don't like. Like you said though, there is still the issue of direct searching not being possible. Or at least I thought so, but now I'm not so sure as to exactly what is possible and what isn't. But a lot is definitely not possible this way.

Also, yay, Twilight is best pony yes? :>
FalcoDash107
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition

Twilight is best pony.
Bing literally DDoSed the site several times.

What the hell?!?!!?!?1? You're telling me, a SEARCH ENGINE DDoS'd Derpibooru?
The Smiling Pony
Magnificence - Artist with 100+ Safe/Suggestive images with over 100 upvotes, and 5+ Questionable/Explicit images with over 350 upvotes
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
The Magic of Friendship Grows - For helping others attend the 2020 Community Collab
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
The Power of Love - Given to a publicly verified artist with an image under their artist’s tag that has reached 1000 upvotes
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Toola Roola - For helping others attend the 2019 Community Collab
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends.
Condensed Milk - State-Approved Compensation
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2018) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.

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@FalcoDash107
Not intentionally, but they would regularly perform massive, aggressive deep searches through links and pages that we explicitly banned search bots from, to the point they'd cause performance issues.
FalcoDash107
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition

Twilight is best pony.
@FalcoDash107
Not intentionally, but they would regularly perform massive, aggressive deep searches through links and pages that we explicitly banned search bots from, to the point they'd cause performance issues.

Well how'd they do it if search bots were banned from derpi?
The Smiling Pony
Magnificence - Artist with 100+ Safe/Suggestive images with over 100 upvotes, and 5+ Questionable/Explicit images with over 350 upvotes
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
The Magic of Friendship Grows - For helping others attend the 2020 Community Collab
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
The Power of Love - Given to a publicly verified artist with an image under their artist’s tag that has reached 1000 upvotes
Dream Come True! - Participated in the MLP 9th Anniversary Event
Toola Roola - For helping others attend the 2019 Community Collab
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2019) - Celebrated Derpibooru's seventh year anniversary with friends.
Condensed Milk - State-Approved Compensation
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2018) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.

✨DRAW MORE FLEETFOOT✨
@FalcoDash107
Banning may have been the wrong word; web pages can have a line in them that tells bots not to crawl them. For the most part they respect that and ignore the page and don't chase through links on them; Bing's did not.
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