Google Blog Accidentally Deleted By Google

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Google Blog Accidentally Deleted By Google

Jennifer Slegg over at the Search Engine Watch blog reports that the Official Google Blog Deleted. In short, yes, Google had accidently deleted their own blog. They have confirmed the mistake;

We’ve determined the cause of tonight’s outage. The blog was mistakenly deleted by us (d’oh!) which allowed the blog address to be temporarily claimed by another user. This was not a hack, and nobody guessed our password. Our bad.


Jennifer takes you through the story as it happens. She accounts that this blogger snagged the address, and posted a message saying;

Google, fix your blog pleeasssee!

Want to see what it looked like prior to Google getting the blog back? Jennifer posted a picture here.

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  • IrishWonder

    Was really smart of Matt Cutts to host his blog on his own domain LOL

  • Sushubh

    muahhaaa. this was actually very funny.

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    Given Google’s tendency to not actually delete content, but keep it floating around their servers (think GMail), not too surprised.

  • chess pieces

    I like how the website address was snatched up by someone unaffiliated with Google almost immedietly after the site was deleted. Although his intentions were good.