Google Censoring Google Answers?
Peter Da Vanzo at V7N’s SEO Blog covers a story on Google Answers pulling some Q&A sessions which it does not approve of. Nothing political in this example, as it seems that Google is pulling the conversations about private Google matters.
Here is the question : “What percentage of Google searches are contextual?”
And the Google Official response : “We’ve removed your question because you can find the answer on our main site, free of charge.”
The original asker of the question, Steve Hall of the Northwest VC blog, received this email response from Google:
Thank you for your question ID 739118, titled “Percentage of Google searches that are “contextual”.” We’ve removed your question because you can find the answer on our main site, free of charge. All publicly available information about Google is available at: http://www.google.com/about.html.
For additional questions about Google, please visit: http://www.google.com/support
Thank you for your interest in Google Answers. Please visit us again.
The Google Answers Team
However, as Peter points out, the answer to this question is no where to be found in Google.