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9:40 pm on Jul 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing www.google.com with a PR0
12:41 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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could it be that Google execs are finally observing the quiet period before the IPO? ;)
12:54 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Only seeing news.google.ca, etc. in a search for Google News.
1:02 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No backlinks or cache...
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I think that's a good thing to see as there are basically 2 things we could learn imho:
1) There's no such thing as a whitelist
2) There's a thing called automatic ban

Let's see if GoogleGuy can figure it out. ;)

1:10 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I noticed this for the directory an hour ago

site:directory.google.com
not results

similarly
site:google.com
no results

I would guess that virus targeting Microsoft via Google is the problem.

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I would guess that virus targeting Microsoft via Google is the problem.

Nope. A site that is down during a crawl will not display like that with no suggestion to follow the link.

1:17 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ditto for answers.google.com. Hopefully this is the last of what appears to be a bad week for google.
1:19 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I would guess that virus targeting Microsoft via Google is the problem.

Perhaps they intentionally removed themselves to aid in the MyDoom battle?

1:24 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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"Nope. A site that is down during a crawl will not display like that with no suggestion to follow the link."

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.

1:28 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Fighting against people finding their AdWords program? I think they could do it less obvious, whatever they want to do.
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www.google.com is now gray toolbar here.
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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.

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I think Google might have been caught by Google for spamming. I saw a lot small text keyword stuffing on one of the bio's.
Maybe this will make Google understand how the many randomly pr0-ed site owners feel.
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On a search for "Google" on google.com from my US based IP, I get google.co.uk at #1.
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Your search - site:google.com -junkTerm - did not match any documents.

?

Now I don't feel so bad that all my index pages have been intermittently PR0'd in the last month... :)

3:27 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I wonder what the process is for G complaining to itself about unfairly penalizing its own site. Errr, well, you know what I mean.

Maybe this is the Boston update! GG, better send an email to BostonUpdateIssues (at) Google.com.

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I think that this PR0 could be due to all this cross-linking there is between the Google directory and the ODP: afterall, they link to each other on every page! DMOZ should be next for PR0... :)
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How does taking themselves out of an index have anything to do with MyDoom unless the pages are no longer online?
4:34 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I notice that searches for "gmail.com" also yield no results...
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I guess the only way to keep the google site from becoming a victim of a google bomb is to remove the google from the google bomb.;)
5:32 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Wow. Google missing from Google. I think they need all the help they can get. C'mon people, they've been telling us web nerds for years how to get a site well indexed and what to do when things go wrong. It's time to get behind them and show our support!

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]

5:36 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Aw, just link to 'em from a few PR7 sites... They'll be back in no time!
5:46 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yeah linking to bad neighbors will do it to you every time.
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That should do the trick!

whoa. maybe it did... google.com is back to PR10 :-o

didn't take long huh.

6:25 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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hi
aey google is fine now showing result pR and everything...
6:50 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes thats true Google home page shows PR 0 but inside pages show higher PR values, sometimes 10. I have experinced a similar situation with one of my client websites.
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...but inside pages show higher PR values

They do now. An hour ago I didn't see PR for any internal pages. site:google.com yeilded 0 results. All greybars... curious.

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So webmktg, what was the problem with the client sites. Did you fix it or did it right itself.
7:13 am on July 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes thats true Google home page shows PR 0 but inside pages show higher PR values, sometimes 10. I have experinced a similar situation with one of my client websites.
You have clients with internal PR 10 pages! Could I trouble you for a link?;)
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