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Old 04-01-2005   #1
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What Happened To Australian Sites On Google?

something major!
missing 100000000's of websites from there results?
whats going on?
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Old 04-01-2005   #2
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they better not being pulling an April fools day stunt.
I almost had a heart attack.
Literally there index has completely lost sites altogether.
I'm talking a hell of alot sites.
If anyone else is seeing anything let me know.
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I heard rumors that Yahoo! is talking to Google about a merger...

Maybe that is related.
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pagerank isn't working for alot of sites either and there is a weird error i get when searching for sites that should be in there database.

i checked all of our clients sites and some of our competitors and there not there.

other large sites i have checked and still nothing.
if there playing a joke, im about to cry

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Sorry, no information is available for the URL ninemsn.com.au


Find web pages from the site ninemsn.com.au
Find web pages that contain the term "ninemsn.com.au"
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I heard rumors that Yahoo! is talking to Google about a merger...

Maybe that is related.
Oh no, news has broke.
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i checked all of our clients sites and some of our competitors and there not there.

other large sites i have checked and still nothing.
if there playing a joke, im about to cry

Sorry, no information is available for the URL ninemsn.com.au

Find web pages from the site ninemsn.com.au
Find web pages that contain the term "ninemsn.com.au"
nuthin, I have also found this problem. The site I work for has just been dropped completely from Google's index in the last three hours. Anyone have a clue what's going on?
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Google has apparently 'deindexed' every site with an Australian domain name.

Search for all domains with a .com.au in the domain name:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&c...llinurl:com.au

Ok - so now look at the Google Toolbar PageRank for these sites:

Murdoch's News Ltd has gone toolbar PRO http://www.news.com.au/
Fairfax's SMH has gone toolbar PRO http://www.smh.com.au/

Many Australian icon brand sites have vanished from the Search Engine result Pages:

http://www.holden.com.au/ http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...off=1&q=holden

http://www.vegemite.com.au/ http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...f=1&q=vegemite

If this is an April fools joke - the jokes on Google Australia:

http://www.google.com/search?q=google+australia

Mountainview - we have a problem…. Where's that backup tape?

<disclaimer - I have no commercial relationship with any of these sites>

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Thanks Chris_D, I was just going to post that it seems to be a problem with only Australian domains. I hope they fix this soon as at the moment the results are absolutely absurd. Fair enough competitors are also out of the results but those with Adwords would be getting an even greater advantage at the moment.
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I thought it might of just been isolated to Australia.

Here's the error the domains are going to http://www.perthwebsites.com/google-ninemsnsearch.JPG

Google, we have a problem!!
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Well I rang Google Australia to see if they are aware of the problem and got redirected to a lady that handles enquiries about Adwords voicemail. I left a message anyway. Hopefully she will see the problem and refer it to the relevant people. However the first guy I spoke to seemed to have no idea about it.
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Ok, MASSIVVE PROBLEM!!! Whole of the Australian .com.au index seems to be lost, even Google!!!!

http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awww.google.com.au
http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awww.holden.com.au
http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awww.news.com.au

Panic, Panic, panic!!!

Bright side: .com s in Aus live!!!!

http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awww.bigpond.com
http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awww.anz.com
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pagerank for .com.au's was also wiped
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If it is an April fools day jokje, they are a bit bloody late!!! I make it 10 to 5, and bugger me, this is a bit of a disaster: http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e... %3DcountryAU. So, AFAI can tell, .com.au is affected, but .org.au and .edu.au are fine. maybe this is a sign of Google's new no commercial site filter

Am really glad actually, cause I lost a site, and saw no reason why!!! Maybe Google can fix it when they wake up. No big deal, weekend after all.
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we lost all of our client base in the serp's.
its a disaster.
i'm glad i don't answer the phones.
net.au is fine too. its just com.au's.
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LOL (a bad laugh, I promise). Good news is: it aint no one's fault, but it raelly proves the adage that a site with a reliance upon free SERPs is just a disaster away from going under. This, my friends, is just that disaster!!!
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fixed!!!
there back after about 2 and half hours.
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if it isn't too much to ask GoogleGuy can you let us know what went on?
or can someone seek a Google's rep answer.
would be intriguing to find out.
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visual Pagerank is still missing though on .com.au's.
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Thank goodness!!!!

Now I can have a relaxed weekend!!

L8r!!
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April Fools jokes aside, try finding sites in Google with the ".gb.com" domain - as reported by DaveN
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