If You Blog It, They Will Come

In a strange twist of fate, Google finally emailed me back concerning the de-indexing of my site, no doubt having read my previous post lightly chastising them (do I really believe they read it?  No.  Would I like to believe they did?  Of course!).  Message follows:

Hi Jayson,


Thank you for your note. We understand your concern and have passed your message on to our engineering team for further investigation.


We appreciate your patience.



The Google Team

The timestamp on the email is 7:30 PM, my post was at 7:05 PM.  strange stuff< /eerie music>.  It only took me sending them 7 emails in total, and the message they replied to was the 3rd one I sent.  What I find truly dumbfounding is that they have bots that can automatically sniff out code on sites that violates their terms of service (and subsequently drop said sites like week old pizza), but it’s going to take an “engineering team” to figure out what’s going on and (hopefully) get me relisted?  Crikey…Google is losing cool points by the shedload with me lately.  It really shouldn’t be this difficult IMO, but then again I don’t run the world’s largest internet search company so who am I.  Nothing has been resolved yet though…maybe it will take an act of Sergey himself.  Cheers.


# David Cumps said:

Now I'm curious to see more mails from them, to really know what the problem was :)

Friday, January 28, 2005 1:03 PM
# TLC said:

An "engineering team"? You really f'd up now :-)

Friday, January 28, 2005 5:35 PM
# jayson knight said:

@ David

As am I; it's just been a maddenning frustrating ordeal as I didn't realize it would be this involved. On their Terms, they make it sound easy to get relisted if dropped for TOS violations, simply send them a note and "voila", re-indexed...this is certainly not the case. We seem to be moving at the speed of Google though, so I don't expect to hear anything until...well, who knows :-).

On a side note, it most definitely is specific to Google; I'm still #1 on MSN, Y!, etc.

Friday, January 28, 2005 8:47 PM
# Jacob said:

Fight the power!

Saturday, January 29, 2005 5:02 AM