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Google starts April off with a bang!

Discussion in 'Google' started by zman, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. #1
    Hi all,

    Im up into the night watching Googles actions and it looks like Australians are really sweating it at the moment. Every .com.au domain has been removed form G's index. It happened about 3 hours ago. The entire country is gone from Google.

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

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

    Nothing!

    Look at the PR for this one:

    http://www.news.com.au/

    Nothing!

    I really do hope this is an April fools joke. Otherwise I feel sorry for Australians.
    SEMrush
     
    zman, Mar 31, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. zman

    zman Peon

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    Checked it again, still nothing. I bet SEO's are being woken up, this could be serious if it doesnt change quick. Anybody know what is going on?
     
    zman, Mar 31, 2005 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Yikes... you are right. :)
     
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    Dominic Well-Known Member

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    Pays to have .org.au I guess!
     
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    wow...that i bad.... what other countries are on the radar ? maybe Nigeria since they are famous of scam mails.
     
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    zman Peon

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    They are still out. I just got an e-mail from a buddy and there is panic. Im glad I dont have any .com.au's.
     
    zman, Mar 31, 2005 IP
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    Imagine a day without .coms.....

    Now THAT would be scary....
     
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    zman Peon

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    I wouldnt mind a day without .coms, that way I could give my .orgs a good work out. ;)
     
    zman, Mar 31, 2005 IP
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    zman Peon

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    ok seems to be fixed now but the page rank is still missing. That was weird, it was out for about 3 hours.
     
    zman, Mar 31, 2005 IP
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    tbarr60 Notable Member

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    Well Google.com.au still exists. I have received 7 referals from google.com.au and my host is only two hours into Friday and I received 13 visitors on Thursday which was Friday in Oz.

    She'll be right, mate.
     
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    2003m2003 Peon

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  12. zman

    zman Peon

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    I think they have it back now, but will they take it from us? :rolleyes:
     
    zman, Mar 31, 2005 IP
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    wow interesting... ;-) i would love it, if it was an april fools prank...
     
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    zman Peon

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    It may have been an update glitch. On searchenginewatch someone was saying they called Google/AU and the rep had no idea it happened. 20 minutes later everything wa back up.
     
    zman, Mar 31, 2005 IP
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    Dominic Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what the cost to the Aussie economy would have been? 3 or so hours off google....? That is pretty significant to some businesses: if it was 3 hours that's 12.5% of a 24hr day or 37.5% of an 8hr day of traditional business hours.
     
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    Shine Peon

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    .com.us had gone for a time there also.
     
    Shine, Apr 1, 2005 IP
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    MattUK Notable Member

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    If that was an April fools it was a pretty unfunny one, I wonder how much money some people lost! A glitch would be a little more forgivable!
     
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    Infiniterb Well-Known Member

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    Works now.
     
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    hdwills Well-Known Member

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    The .com.au are back and so are the pageranks. That definitely was a glitch on google's part.
     
    hdwills, Apr 1, 2005 IP