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What does that have to do with the price of tea in Tahiti?
As skipfactor says, one possible scenario is they have done something to fight something.
Perhaps they intentionally removed themselves to aid in the MyDoom battle?
Do you work for google PR dept? "Yeah...that's it...we dit it on purpose!":)
On a more serious note, this is a pretty good lesson for webmasters and google alike. For google, they might take the removing of sites more seriously as thousands of sites have vanished just like theirs. Unfortunately for the "regular" site owner, they have to send the email into space/google and get a canned response.
Remeber when microsoft was gone? Think if it was another company google would have helped em out? Like joes bait shop?
For webmasters, it reminds many that strange things can happen. Don't assume that because you rant and rave about your wonderful site, with it's "clean" SEO and unique content, that google won't lose you one day. I have seen some pretty strong sites go away recently.
I've just submitted www.google.com to www.google.com/addurl.html
That should do the trick!
Maybe we also need to send a re-inclusion request.
[edited by: celenoid at 5:37 am (utc) on July 30, 2004]