Goodgopher.com is a a search engine developed by Mike Adams owner of the very popular “alternative” health and news site naturalnews.com. (just Google natural news and it comes up in Google. The site has not been banned yet by the “man.”}The concept of the search engine is that is censors out what they call “mainstream” media sites such as CNN MSNBC, FOX News, CDC, WhiteHouse.gov, and the New York Times.
Essentially major media outlets in the United States are controlled by about 6 major corporations and unfortunately our news is more agenda driven than truth driven. Mike Adams claims that most sites that have been banned from Google news for “telling the truth” will be included in Goodgopher.com search results.
Here is what Goodgopher.com promises it’s users.
Mike Adams promises that GoodGopher which will benefit all “alternative” websites publishing TRUTH rather than propaganda.
While I respect Mike Adams who runs a brilliant alternative health website called naturalnews.com I see one glaring flaw in the Goodgopher concept.
Goodgopher.com is essentially a search engine of websites that Mike Adams thinks is telling the truth. Mike Adams is a very smart guy but he does not have the ultimate perspective on truth. If sites that do not confirm his world view are banned we are getting a very limited world view from his search engine.
Personally I think a search engine of conspiracy type websites is a splendid idea. If you actually read many of these type of sites you will find numerous well thought out independent minded articles on a variety of subjects. For me “conspiracy” is not a pejorative word it simply means “alternative” and I find alternative points of view interesting.
What if I happen to think GMO is a great thing? Maybe I am delusional, maybe I am not, but I have my point of view. Is Mike Adams going to delete my website because I have an alternative view to his alternative view? What if I am not a part of the corporate sponsored media and I am just one dude who is all in on GMO and vaccines? What if my world view collides with Mike Adams world view but I still have an “honest” point of view. Will I be censored? Probably.
So from my perspective Goodgopher is a limited concept with a limited point of view. Does this mean that you should not use Goodgopher.com? Heck no! I think it is a great concept because I personally find quite a bit of value and truth in the sites that Mike Admas is accepting for his new search engine.
I am going to use Goodgopher knowing that it represents a limited world view. It is a great tool for exploring in depth alternative and conspiracy type websites and I am all in with the idea. But remember, always use your own discernment when determining what the truth is. Neither Mike Adams or myself have a monopoly on truth. Take everything you read with a grain of salt (just make sure it is organic non GMO salt though.)
I have submitted this blog to Goodgopher.com and we will see if it is accepted. From a marketing point of view it is quite interesting to be listed in a community of people who are thinking out of the box and looking at “alternative” points of view. This might be a great place to be listed if you have new innovative products or ideas, survival gear, alternative health websites, spiritual websites or blogs, alternative housing concepts, home organic gardening and related books.
Goodgopher will not just index your site naturally like Google will. You actually have to submit your site. You can submit your site to Goodgopher.com here. I welcome your comments about Goodgopher.com and other alternative search engines.
Here are some other interesting discussions about Goodgopher.com:
Mike Adams’ “good gopher” search engine. The point is made on this post that “in order to avoid the accused ‘mass media’ selective censorship, their answer seems to be outright selective censorship.” Users will be using Goodgopher to “search for what they already believe in.”
Goodgopher on Twitter hashtag #goodgopher