Starting today, I will share some uncomfortable facts about SME vs. Han Geng and SME vs. Han Geng fans occurred both in Korea and China with you.
Please keep it in the mind: This is a lawsuit between Han Geng and SME, not between Han Geng and Super Junior or Super Junior M.
After Super Show II in Bei Jing, I noticed more and more fans are getting confused even with such a simple principle. So I decided to share what I knew about SME, Han Geng, and his fans with you.
If you are devoted Han Geng fans who are fluent in Korean or Chinese, probably you are already fully aware of those stories. Then you are very welcome to share what you knew with us as well.
Today I will translate one article posted by the most well-known Han Geng fan blogger in Korea, who is called Si Woo.
Si Woo is fully fluent in both Korean and Chinese. So you can guess how much her language skills have been appreciated by Han Geng fans in Korea.
I already translated her posts several times here.
The daily visiting number at her blog is more than 1000 before the law suit. After the lawsuit, the number doubled or even tripled. After things seemed to settle down the visiting number was around 650-800 per day.
But after January 21, 2010, a very strange thing happened to her blog. This is her post about asking other Han Geng fans to figure out what’s going on her blog.
Original Author: Si Woo
Original Source: This Charming Man blog.naver.com/siwoo_kim
Translator: One Pine Tree
I just searched “Han Geng” at naver.com for the first time in days.
The first page of results did not show my blog. Even a few days ago, my posts such as ” Han Geng who strongly impressed Taiwanese” and “It’s been one month since the lawsuit” occupied the first page.
So I felt that was strange, thinking probably because I did not type in “Han Geng” in the title, so kept clicking the next page. However, after I clicked over 10 pages of the results, still my blog did not show up.
I mean … I don’t want to look arrogant, but this never happened before.
(Note: Usually, at www.naver.com, the largest and the most popular search engine in Korea, if you search “Han Geng”, her blog posts heavily occupied first three pages of results.)
So, I typed in ” Han Geng Fan.”
Same pattern again: My blog did not show up at all even after 10 pages of results.
Before with the key word, “Han Geng Fan” , my post such as “Han Geng and His Fans ANTIed by SJ-all Fans” used to show up first.
( Note: I will translate this post soon. After reading this post, you will understand those who chanted “Han Geng” during SJM’s Blue Tomorrow performance at SSII in Bei Jing were not really Han Geng fans but so-called SJ-all Fans).
Feeling so weird, I checked statistics of my blog.
Then I found a very strange pattern since January 21, 2010, which also explained why the visiting number dramatically dropped since then.
The following table is from January 20, 2010.
As you can see 117 people visited my blog through the Naver search engine.
Then, the following is the URL analysis of January 21, 2010.
Only 41 people visited my blog through the Naver search engine.
Things got ridiculous on January 22, 2010.
Only 8 people visited my blog through the Naver search engine.
The following is the type of visitors, either they visited my blog through searching or not.
As you can see, “Han Geng” related terms took the majority.
(Note: All the search terms are either Han Geng or Han Geng related. Very typical for my naver blog as well as this blog. The pink part of the pie graph indicates the portion of visitors who visited her blog through the search engine. 56.8% of visitors used to come to her blog through a search engine.)
However, on January 22, 2010,
Search terms were something I have never seen before at my blog.
TVXQ’s fan cam, Dong Hae and Zhang Lee Yin, Men’s Health, and even Yun Jae’s Accident…
As you can see the pie graph, only small part of visitors came to my blog through searching so such ridiculous terms make sense.
Simply, if you search with the terms, “Han Geng” or “Han Geng Fan” , then my blog cannot be found.
Dear friends, how do I take this situation?
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After reading her post, I searched “Han Geng” or “Han Geng fan” at Naver.com.
Si Woo’s blog never showed up as a result.
All Han Geng Korean fans really got shocked with such results, since we have been so used to seeing her posts occupy most of search results when with “Han Geng” or any Han Geng related search terms.
Out of a sudden her blog seemed to disappear from the internet when searching with “Han Geng” or any Han Geng related terms.
In addition, I also noticed another strange pattern.
Other Han Geng fan bloggers’ posts did not show up for the first three pages of results. Instead, all kinds of trash-type of posts that simply included the words of “Han Geng” took the majority of the first 3 pages. Then probably some ELFs’ posts on Han Geng, who probably posted about him for the first time thanks to the law suit.
Those blogs run by HanGeng-biased fans who have posted only about Han Geng for several months or even a few years did not show up for the first three pages.
How come that’s possible?
Since January 21, 2010?
Tomorrow, I will post about the on-going litigation procedure between Han Geng and SME with detail information. Then you might be able to understand why January 21, 2010 was such a critical date.