Google delisted Mike Adams’ Natural News website for ‘sneaky’ marketing, not content

| | February 27, 2017
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It became apparent that “Natural News” had been removed from Google search results on February 22 [2017]. The website did not come up from searching for the website title, articles titles or even specialized searches on the domain itself. It was just gone.

Now, Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller has directly addressed this issue and revealed why Google removed Natural News from its index (originally found by Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable). He wrote [a] brief post about this at the Webmaster Central Help Forum where he provided much-needed details on this crucial issue:

So Google is explicitly telling us that “Natural News” is using “sneaky mobile redirects” and that is the reason for why they were removed and not editorial content (i.e. all the quackery and nonsense).

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Mueller replied to Mike Adams on Twitter with some helpful tips:

The bad news is that Mike Adams can isolate and remove whatever it is that are causing these sneaky mobile redirects and submit a request to be re-added to the Google search engine.

In sum, we can probably expect “Natural News” to return to the Google search results in a while.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. Read full, original post: Google Confirms: “Natural News” Removed For Using “Sneaky Mobile Redirects”

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