Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Minor Matter: Public Diplomacy Press and Blog Review Hatcheted by Google Blogs
My modest near-daily blog, Public Diplomacy Press and Blog Review (PDPBR), in the past was regularly cited by Google. In recent weeks, however, it is not longer mentioned by this search engine. No big deal, but I wonder why.
I do know from sources I consider reliable that in mainland China my blog is verboten, but why should it be "liquidated" by a US-based company run by individuals whose credo is “Don’t be evil”? I would think such a rule of conduct would certainly apply to dealing with an unfunded blog whose main purpose is pedagogical. (A former senior Foreign Service officer, I'm currently affiliated with a Washington, D.C. university, sharing ideas with students on foreign relations).
Any suggestions on why PDPBR blog has "evaporated" from cyberspace -- or on how I should fix this situation -- would be welcome, including, needless to say, from Google itself.
Of course, all of the above could just be a minor "technical" issue that will, as they say, "solve itself."
P.S. Oddly enough, this "Notes and Essays" blog seems to be acceptable to Google.