Agency Of B1A4’s Jinyoung Speaks Out Against Changes To Search Results
LINK8 Entertainment, the agency that houses B1A4’s Jinyoung, has spoken out about changes to the way search results are presented for the artist.
On December 18, LINK8 posted the following notice on Twitter in English:
“Jinyoung has been expelled from Searching engine’s searching results. You can’t access his Talk and Timelines as the way you used to. Yes, we may be small company to cover up this situation. But we promise you, sooner or later, we’ll find a way, we always have.
“We are never small company because of all of you and the dreams to realize with our artist. This is the reason why we here stand for you and Jinyoung. Sorry, no hash tags for tonight.”
We are never small company because of all of you and the dreams to realize with our artist.
This is the reason why we here stand for you and Jinyoung. Sorry, no hash tags for tonight.
— LINK8 ENTERTAINMENT (@LINK8ENTER) December 17, 2018
When users search for a celebrity on Naver’s official app, many stars’ search results will include a “Talk” section with comments by users and a “Timeline” that shows the celebrity’s latest news through photos organized by date. In Jinyoung’s case, users must currently click on “See more of profile” in the search results to access these sections.
Previously on December 5, LINK8 tweeted to explain that the search results for “Jinyoung” on Naver had changed. They stated that they had made an inquiry to Naver and been told that changing them would currently be difficult.
최근 네이버가 제공하는 '진영' 검색 결과가 변경되었습니다.
네이버 문의 결과 현재로선 재변경이 어려운 것으로 확인됐습니다.
— LINK8 ENTERTAINMENT (@LINK8ENTER) December 5, 2018
After B1A4’s Jinyoung and Baro left WM Entertainment in June, Jinyoung signed with the new agency LINK8 Entertainment as its first artist. Jinyoung stars in the upcoming film “Him,” the web drama “Wind-Bell” with AOA’s Mina, and the 2019 drama “Because It’s My First Love” (literal title) along with Ji Soo and DIA’s Jung Chaeyeon. Jinyoung also shared his self-produced song “You Are” for fans in November on his birthday.