And -- shock! horror! -- they replied.
One oddity our Web team pointed out was that our news.google.com referrals for Light Reading fell through the floor at about the same time that our search referrals from www.google.com skyrocketed. We had no explanation.
Now we do. Sort of. An unnamed emailer from "The Google Team" writes:
We've recently made a few changes to our system that should facilitate the inclusion of your articles in Google News. We should begin to crawl more articles from your site within a few weeks.
Wonder what changes they made?
And does anyone believe that "lowercase google only" crap? — Phil Harvey, Google Editor, Light Reading