I’ve noted from time to time that climateaudit.org ranked extremely high on many google searches. One of the ways to find articles here has been to simply use google. I often do it. Today when I googled “climateaudit curry”, I found no link to climateaudit.
I did other experiments with terms that I’ve documented here – “jacoby climate” “briffa climate” – no links to blog comments, although links to pdfs at the blog and a link to RSS feed have survived down the page. A direct search of “mcintyre climateaudit” returns “le blog de s mcintyre”. Quixotic googles like “preisendorfer autocorrelation” returns a couple of pdf’s but not the site.
I was only able to find one google search that returned a climateaudit link – ironically “full true plain disclosure”, where we still rank first (no doubt temporarily) even at google.
Google’s policies on censorship state
Does Google censor search results?
It is Google’s policy not to censor search results. However, in response to local laws, regulations, or policies, we may do so. When we remove search results for these reasons, we display a notice on our search results pages.
Update: As noted below, we blocked robots about a month ago when we were trying various measures to keep the site from crashing and this may be the problem, although you’d think that there would still be search information from before then. We are unblocking the robots and we’ll see whether we get restored to google listings.