Google 'Bias' Returns

Google can't find us

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2007

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Google 'Bias' Returns

4:30 PM -- A nagging problem has returned. Once again, referrals for Light Reading have fallen off a cliff, and targeted searches at of key Light Reading stories aren't returning any Light Reading stories.

A search on the term "Light Reading" itself simply brings up referrals to our fine work from other publications (a backhanded compliment if there ever were one).

I'm sending Google a note to ask what's up via their Web form, and I'll report back if there's any progress.

For those keeping score at home, here's a list of our past troubles with Google:

  • Is Google Biased?

  • Google 'Bias' Update

I know this is sort of a housekeeping thing, but I put this out there because I suspect other publishers have this same problem from time to time. And it helps to keep the search monster on its toes.

— Phil Harvey, Google Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.

His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.

Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.

After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.

Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.

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