Help! I noticed a sudden drop in referred searches as of last week and I found that my Google Page Rank of Nanchatte has completly gone! It was Page Ranked 4 until last week and now suddenly it’s unranked: not even 1!
That means that my new blog posts no longer seem to get indexed by Google. I’ve typed exact paragraphs from my last two articles (Apple’s Aluminium Keyboard Problems and China Food Scare articles) but neither return any Google goodness.
My “How Eclectic Are Your Music Tastes?” article, however comes in the first page if you type the title in. In fact, the majority of my articles were very well ranked even with quite general keywords.
What could have gone wrong?
Initially, we thought it was a DNS issue, but I VNC’d into another computer in Tokyo Japan and tried from there. It appears that all access to Google was gone from at least Kanagawa and Tokyo.
The outages lasted almost two hours and made my current job nigh on impossible to continue. It just goes to show how much we rely on Google for everything!
Sites which I personally tested that were down or inaccessible.
Most interesting was Youtube, which seemed to almost work, but had no CSS or flash video previews, just plain, HTML text.
Time to wean myself off the total Google dependency…
Well, after I’ve got my Adwords account sorted…