iPhone Disappears from Google Search Results - A Search Conspiracy

Written by Lee Colbran - 10 Jan 2007

iPhone.com has disappeared from Google's natural search results!

What the heck is going on? Last night when clicking iPhone.com in Google I was redirected to Apple.com/iphone, now after checking to see what the latest was I find that Google is no longer listing iPhone.com!

Hmmm, would I be correct in thinking that one of the top bods of Google has temporailiy removed the site from the main index due to the traffic that was going to the iPhone site?

Surely a site doesn't disappear from Google just beacause its busy? I say there's more to it than that.

I know for a fact that last night when I clicked the result in Google I was redirected to the Apple site. This morning iPhone.com (The Original) was back in place - Boy, did I look stupid when the Fresh Egg team read my blog and got onto iPhone.com (The Original) and was not redirected.

So has iPhone.com sold its soul to the devil? Was this redirect just a freak of search nature? Or should I try and get more sleep?

No doubt when I look in the morning everything will be rosy in the garden and iPhone will be back in the index, I will be chugging at some conspiracy theories overnight though!

In the style of Scooby Doo's Shaggy, "iPhone.com where are you?"

Now You See It (09/01/07)


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