Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Faithmouse To Be Removed From Google Listings For Hidden St. Michael The Archangel Prayer

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I received the following from Dan "Faithmouse" Lacy today.

Gulp. Dan a fabulous cartoonist, helped me immensely in the design of the Stella Borealis blog. It is his Neverborn and Solomon bear in my header and Dan's artistic talent really created a wonderful image for my "Star of the North" blog.

The shoe is poised to drop here, because the St Michael Prayer is also hidden in the design of my blog's page. Of course Faithmouse is 100 times more popular than my tiny effort. As you can imagine, I will be following this one closely.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Faithmouse To Be Removed From Google Listings For Hidden St. Michael The Archangel Prayer

This is the text of an email I received earlier today. From all I can tell, it seems to be real-

Dear site owner or webmaster of faithmouse.com,

While we were indexing your webpages, we detected that some of your pages were using techniques that were outside our quality guidelines, which can be found here: http://www.google.com/webmasters/guidelines.html

In order to preserve the quality of our search engine, we have temporarily removed some webpages from our search results. Currently pages from faithmouse.com are scheduled to be removed for at least 30 days.

Specifically, we detected the following practices on your webpages:

* The following hidden text on faithmouse.com:

e.g.

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

[...]

We would prefer to have your pages in Google's index. If you wish to be reincluded, please correct or remove all pages that are outside our quality guidelines. When you are ready, please visit:

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/reinclusion?hl=en

to learn more and request a reinclusion request.

Sincerely,
Google Search Quality Team
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