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March 13, 2006

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I hope this comment goes through, because I think I put a link in a comment here once (never again) and every comment I've posted since has been banned. I haven't emailed you or anything to correct the (perceived) injustice, but only because it hasn't cost me anything.

I'd assume Google has a more sophisticated way of sorting out the spam from the good-faith content, but I don't think it takes much to set off a cyber-alarm. Your hundreds of lost readers should contact Google.

scary shit.

did you email them? what was the hack? isn't there a googlewatch or a search engine watch?

For those who are interested, I started a thread on the Search Engine Watch Forums...

The Peoples Cube web site recently complained of a similar problem.

In their case the issue was hidden spam text. Not spam that a user would notice, but spam that would normally fool the google robot into giving the site more links than the visible text justified. (see the link below for details)

http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/seo-advice-check-your-own-site/

Google is going down. Yahoo! is the future in searching.

The Drudge Report posted a link to this article

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/03/17/D8GDKG900.html

in which a website is suing google for being deleted. The article goes on to say that:

"Some sites resort to dirty tricks, hoping the shenanigans will fool Google into highlighting their Web links.

Google regularly tweaks its search formula to weed out the mischief makers _ sometimes called "Black Hats." In the worst cases, Google exiles the manipulative Web sites, a practice that has become known as being sent to "the sandbox" for the equivalent of a children's time out."

You should contact them and find out. I'm sure it was an oversight.

DAIC

Are you sure you aren't using Google China? Just kidding...this sucks. I wish I had some advice...

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