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Google 'Bias' Update

Phil Harvey

6:00 PM -- Our crack(ed) Web team has provided Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) with some research backing up our recent claim that Light Reading's news stories simply aren't getting picked up as often as some similar articles from vastly inferior news outlets.

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

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12/5/2012 | 3:44:17 AM
re: Google 'Bias' Update
Good news, Phil. Now maybe you'll be able to get some sleep tonight.
12/5/2012 | 3:44:16 AM
re: Google 'Bias' Update
re: "Good news, Phil. Now maybe you'll be able to get some sleep tonight."

I would. But there's this whole Death Star thing...

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