Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Back on Google?

Lots of advice and explanations and even a visit from Google themselves checking out what may have gone on a week or two ago.

If you search for "second city cop" on Google now, we appear in the top spot once again. We have no idea what happened. One day, we were on their results pages, the next day we had disappeared. We checked the various settings and altered a few as people advised and we'll see what appears and doesn't over the next few days.

Here's the thing - we never changed those settings in the first place. We've spent six years doing this, built up a decent following and created a fan base. This isn't some "flash in the pan" endeavor - our numbers have steadily risen every year and we've relied on word of mouth and other websites to grow, not gimmicks or plants or "google-bombing." We, with the help of each of our readers and commentators, built this place. Why would anyone, cop, citizen, media member or Google employee think we'd change a thing? That would be stupid to mess with what's worked for us here for six years. Maybe a glitch of some sort, but a deliberate action on our part? That would be beyond stupid.

We've taken a few other precautions as well. But thanks to everyone who e-mailed links, suggestions, hints, clues, and wrote to the media and Google themselves. We'll see how this shakes out.

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34 Comments:

Blogger Cops Colon said...

SCC,

This the future of the internet: Filtered news and websites.

9/28/2011 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Off topic, but as a citizen, please let me offer my sincerest thanks to whoever made the decision to increase police presence in Hegewisch. It is not going unnoticed. We still have our challenges here and there's a lot of work that remains, but this is a godsend. Keep it up. The objective is to make our neighborhood UNSAFE for the criminal Section 8 element. I can't speak for northsiders, but the citizens here in Hegewisch are 100% behind you.

If that was you, Superintendant, I still think you're a gigantic asshat because of your anti gun rights speech at Sabina, but at least you're conscious enough to do the job that needs to be done.

9/28/2011 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now some news thats very important unlike Ozzie and choppers with big guns!
Has anyone even bothered to see whats going on at the Police board?
There are like 40 cases and I mean termination cases in line . Was there today and popped in to see what was up. Couldnt believe my eyes!
WTF Macarthy? So you just rubber stamped everything that was moved along by Weisel? Thought you were for the working copper? Had our backs I think you put it?
Guess you re-thought your position!
Good Luck guys/gals over there!

9/28/2011 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just open a new window or tab in your browser and type in --

http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/

Now bookmark it for next time.

And there you are, without going through any search engines.

9/28/2011 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well guess what?

Yahoo was caught censoring any email that had the words "Occupy Wall Street" in it, you know that ongoing NYC protest.

Do a search on youtube for "yahoo censoring" and watch all the videos of people that had done screen captures of emails that they were trying to send. Yahoo blamed their spam email filters..

Anyways...we noticed that your robots.txt looks normal now -- even the default sitemap statement is back in it like it should be.

9/28/2011 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SGT. 2130
"Here the thing-we never changed those settings in the first place" Rahm was behind it with help from the CIA, NSA and DHS. To creat a ghost in the machine virus to silences his critic from talking about his administration in public or questioning his method of solving the city problems.

9/28/2011 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only use google for porn.

9/28/2011 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry SCC help was on the way. Charlie Chan was flying in from Honolulu today to take on the case. He was informed that the Daley and Venecko Crime Families might be involved in this Google mystery. Now Det. Chan can go back to less impoetant crime solving. Keep up the great work SCC!!!

9/28/2011 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>> we supported Georgia's execution of a convicted cop killer - is this an example of Google's chilling effect on those of a more conservative bent <<

There's nothing "conservative" about executing a convicted killer. It's not conservative, it's not liberal, it's not libertarian....it's just common sense.

9/28/2011 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big changes coming at CFD.

9/28/2011 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not one who is inclined to wear a tin-foil cap or be one so gullible as to subscribe to conspiricy theroies. I think something isn't making sense here for two reasons:

1). Evidently, SCC changed nothing & all the sudden, poof, you don't get a SCC hit doing a Google search (and if it WAS a "setting" issue, why did SCC hits come up on other search sites?).

2) There is a history of Google censoring USA based bloggers.

See this Regarding an AZ blogger:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/
blogger/thread?tid=164b7aa43cfacad4&hl=en

I can attest the AZ, Libertarian, Catholic, Lesbian, recovering Lawyer as she called herself never posted extreamly offensive content on her blog.

Her blog was one on the best I've read. It was scrubbed by Google circa 2009.

Her blog was conservative and right-minded and while some may have had a problem with her being a furr trader, I could care less. Her political and current event posts were brilliant. Too bad they are gone.

In the case of SCC, this whole thing shows it's significance and how much this blog means to its' readers.

I think the emails and calls on the part of many SCC readers caused such a shit-storm that whatever it was, was no more.

Less popular conservative bloggers deserve the same attention from Google.

Buck Naked
(not a cop)

9/28/2011 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad web addy in previous post, corrected:

 http://tinyurl.com/4xf3xju

Buck Naked

9/28/2011 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've worked with computers, indirectly, for almost 30 years. It is a waste of time for anyone to try and find the cause of a very infrequent occurrence. Get it fixed, forget it and next time look under the reefer for Occam's razor.

9/28/2011 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Impressive.

9/28/2011 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Dave in AP said...

Google is constantly tinkering with the magic algorithm that orders search hits. Odd stuff happens when they do; it has happened to me and no one I know is out to suppress my on-line collection of architectural photos. That is a more Occam-like explanation than The Great Evil Liberal Conspiracy.

Glad you are back on top though.

9/28/2011 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still have you bookmarked on my laptop and android cell .... but due to all the controversy I did a google search today and YAY you are back in the #1 spot!!

Keep up the good work SCC, we appreciate all you do :)

9/28/2011 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a hiccup in the Matrix.

All is well.


~Architect

9/28/2011 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen or heard from Superintendent????????????????

9/28/2011 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
>> we supported Georgia's execution of a convicted cop killer - is this an example of Google's chilling effect on those of a more conservative bent <<

There's nothing "conservative" about executing a convicted killer. It's not conservative, it's not liberal, it's not libertarian....it's just common sense.

9/28/2011 04:41:00 AM

Could not agree more.
Thank You

A gun carrying liberal

9/28/2011 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big changes coming at CFD.

9/28/2011 05:57:00 AM

Good grief. Not you, again. Just give it a rest, okay?

9/28/2011 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Named Most Mustache Friendly
Chicago will host the American Mustache Institute's annual Stache Bash

By Alise Blunk
| Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011

9/28/2011 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic...in today's Sun-times, Fran Spielman writes about the Rahm Tax and quotes Emmanuel as saying, "...I’m gonna make sure that the bureaucracy is not where we put our resources. It’s in the classrooms. It’s in the early childhood centers. It’s on the police beat that they’ll be walking.”

Rahm can walk the beat if he wants to, I'm not. Especially not in the shitty blocks or neighborhoods. I'll turn off of the engine for a few minutes and observe from a safe location. There, I policed the beat and reduced my carbon footprint. Oh, I also won't be chasing anytime soon. That sort of activity guzzles gas. I'll do my part to help the city lower its operating costs.

The article also states that CPD has an 8 to 1 ratio of supervisors to rank-and-file. As has been said before, CPD is top heavy.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/7925585-418/emanuel-plans-to-revive-push-to-broaden-sales-tax-base.html

9/28/2011 03:27:00 PM  
Blogger Piper Alexander said...

I have a suggestion, if you're taking them, for people that would like to follow your blog, but aren't on blogger, having a follow by email option.

9/28/2011 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry SCC help was on the way. Charlie Chan was flying in from Honolulu today to take on the case. He was informed that the Daley and Venecko Crime Families might be involved in this Google mystery. Now Det. Chan can go back to less impoetant crime solving. Keep up the great work SCC!!!

9/28/2011 02:15:00 AM

Words of wisdom from Det. Chan...
Det. Chan say, "Man who go through airport turn style sideways is going to Bangkok.
and

"Baseball all wrong. Man with four balls, no can walk!"

Rim shot- hit it!

9/28/2011 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny. Park Ridge PD complaining the wrong number for them pops up in Google. Said they've been working w/Google for 2 months to straighten it out, to no avail.

9/28/2011 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

To unpublished "paranoid douchebag"

We haven't bashed the union in months. In fact, we don't recall bashing this administration even once except when the guy in charge decided a call to take the lead was some sort of personal affront because it would have actually taken some balls to accomplish. But hey, live happily in your little fantasy world. Asshat.

9/28/2011 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny. Park Ridge PD complaining the wrong number for them pops up in Google. Said they've been working w/Google for 2 months to straighten it out, to no avail.

9/28/2011 04:29:00 PM
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Big tragedy there; their non-emergency calls are going to some officer's desk, instead of to the main switchboard. If that's their department's biggest problem, they're all good.

9/28/2011 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CFD will be relocating their top brass to Headquarters and taking over the 2nd floor very soon. HR will be moved somewhere in the building ,looks like 4th fl.,but of course the communication is not existent as usual. Bosses from fire already have their offices picked out and trying to move in by Dec31

9/28/2011 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone who don't know shit said..."And now some news thats very important unlike Ozzie and choppers with big guns!
Has anyone even bothered to see whats going on at the Police board?
There are like 40 cases and I mean termination cases in line . Was there today and popped in to see what was up. Couldnt believe my eyes!"

A real cop said... Are you fucking kidding me they have been doing this for 3 years at least , this is a back door layoff.They need to cut the budget ... they will off as many people as they can get a way with. The p.o.s police board is a rubber stamp, they never let a small thing like evidence get in the way of a non- clouted one getting the axe for what the clouted routinely get promoted for.
Daley the crook installed every last one of the garbage board members.
WTF Macarthy? So you just rubber stamped everything that was moved along by Weisel? Thought you were for the working copper? Had our backs I think you put it?
Guess you re-thought your position!
Good Luck guys/gals over there!

9/28/2011 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two shitheads arrested out south for loads of burglaries. they would case the house out on google Earth and get the lay of the land and then pounce. Fuck Google, the burglar's newest friend.

9/28/2011 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Big changes coming at CFD.

9/28/2011 05:57:00 AM

Good grief. Not you, again. Just give it a rest, okay?

9/28/2011 12:40:00 PM



Guy who shits in his pants always feels big changes are coming.

9/28/2011 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milz, described in court records as 6 feet tall and weighing 240 pounds, then went into a restroom and changed into spandex pants, officials said. He came out and stood in front of the clerk and made several references to his genitals, Conklin said.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-prosecutors-detective-made-inappropriate-remarks-to-woman-20110928,0,6137184.story

9/28/2011 06:09:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

To "fatty ass Voldemort"

Again, take your man-crush fantasy back into the basement and work it out on that cardboard cutout you have there. We have no idea where that one got started, but you seem to be living it rather personally. We haven't run for anything and aren't likely to anytime in the future seeing as how we aren't on any lists. Asshat.

9/29/2011 07:57:00 AM  
Blogger Ian said...

http://searchengineland.com/google-panda-losers-today-show-winners-youtube-95257

10/02/2011 03:25:00 PM  

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