My college Young Republican friend Armand helped get me into Blogging.
His Blog deals more with travel and entertainment than politics. But it appears Google Shadow-Banning has extended to even the mildest of websites.
I tested Shadow-Banning on a single article that I wrote on immigration.
Typing in the exact title word for word my article "magically" never showed up on Google searches.
But just as interesting my article was the #1 search result on Yahoo and Bing.
Seeing my story Armand did a test on a fairly harmless story on tourism in Cuba with the same results. See the results below.
The danger is obvious. Google is no longer a neutral "yellow pages" to look up information. It has morphed into a multi-national, Communist Chinese friendly, Big Brother, election meddling censorship platform.
(ArmandsRancho.blogspot.com) - After reading his post (on The Federalist), I decided (this is the first time I checked, I might add) to do my own checking on my blog's status on whether it is being shadow-banned. Keep in mind, while I do post some political posts (and I am a conservative), my blog mainly focuses on travel, history and entertainment.
My searches on search engines Google and Bing found a similar scenario.
Yesterday, I posted an article, "Cuba Tourism Tanks 24%". I first checked Bing, and my article was listed in the second spot. And, what's more, I didn't type the post's title verbatim!
Next, I tried Google. And, I typed in the post's title verbatim. It was nowhere to be found, even four pages in!
So, like The Federalist blog, Google is shadow-banning Armand's Rancho Del Cielo.
I just checked the Yahoo! search engine and we're in the sixth spot on the same search with them.
So, if one wants to do a search and have accurate results, use either Yahoo! or Bing, not Google.