Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Where Did We Go?

You can find almost anything you want on the internet via search engines. We don't understand all the dynamics behind it, but the big companies have specially designed "web crawlers" that scan billions of pages and categorize them according to popularity, providing users with wanted information.

Google is the biggest of these search engines, generating some $10 billion in revenue annually. The company and its founders are very liberal in their politics and donations. They've also run into criticisms, mostly from conservative sites, that they manipulate and hide data and have a decidedly anti-American bent to their main search page. Witness earlier this month on Labor Day where they placed a tiny American flag at the bottom of their site. All well and good except that they have huge interactive banners for all sorts of nonsense anniversaries (you can see them at this link here). They also caved into Chinese demands concerning their programming (The Great Firewall of China) and may have assisted in identifying "subversives" that Chinese authorities subsequently jailed.

Why do we bring this up?

Well, for some reason, if you type "Second City Cop" or "Second City Cop Blog" in a Google search box, guess what you don't get? If you said, "A link to this site," you'd be completely correct. In fact, we googled both phrases and couldn't find a direct link to this site in the first 50 results at all. Yes, there were mentions of the blog, but they were secondary links from other sites, like The Chicagoist, HillBuzz, Crimefile, Shaved, assorted news sites and pretty much anyone who has linked back to us over the past 6 years. Just last week, those first few pages were filled with direct links to SecondCityCop.

So what gives? This appears to be a concerted effort by someone to minimize the significance of the blog. We have no idea why a $10 billion-a-year company that purports to deliver information to the masses would take it upon themselves to blacklist a site that pulls in maybe 15,000 hits a day on a good day, but we can only assume that they have. Are we pissing off Rahm that much? Is Garry calling in favors? Has the wrath of J-Fled finally reached a peak that he can control the internet?

Backtracking a bit, it may have started around the time 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? We support Second Amendment Rights and are avid fans of the NRA and like minded organizations. Could this have something to do with our political views?

We have no answers at this point, and no easy way to gather any. Maybe some of our readers want to poke around. We aren't going to hold our breath that the media might make something of this - they'd never lift a finger to help a blogger, let alone a conservative one. And Google is a private company that has caved in to Communist China. We don't particularly care as this doesn't affect us financially and our readers are smart enough to find us using competing search engines like Yahoo or Bing or something else. We still appear there in the top spots.

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235 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get it. On, google, when I type in secondci - I don't even have to finish it - your site comes up at the top of the list.

And, when I type in second city cop bl - again, I don't have to finish it - second city cop blog comes up at the top of my list.

9/27/2011 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, call me a cynic, so I tried it myself. Using YAHOO, you were the second hit. Using EXCITE you were the fourth hit. Using GOOGLE, I went through eight pages and didn't see you at all!

So now I'm not a cynic, and also, I'm going back to YAHOO. I don't need their BS site.

9/27/2011 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or just add the site to your "favorites"

9/27/2011 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stopped using google a long time ago because of their liberal leanings. Even though Yahoo leads with liberal leaning stories on its front page, it still returns all searches relevant to your search request.

Google got in trouble for it's searches a while back when people were search for things related to religion. People would type 'Christianity is,' 'Judaism is,' and automated fill in responses were 'evil, fake, and the like.' However, when someone typed in 'Islam is,' there were no automated fill in responses.

I know it is small, but all those small things do add up. I believe that Google is trying to change the mindset of individuals and also change or tweak truths. As are a lot of other liberal companies out there.

Stick to Yahoo for now. It is still a decent search engine.

9/27/2011 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How Google can show ANYTHING linking to Shaved's blog and NOT YOURS is a travesty. For the most part,
SCC isn't too offensive. Shaved is an embarrassment to
all in our profession.

9/27/2011 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something sure does smell. I went all around and went to Live search and put in second city cop. It went through this time. If your comments are down this is why. Censorship comes in many forms. I guess this is one way. Still with you SCC!

9/27/2011 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's some weird shit.

On Yahoo and Bing it's the first hit if you type in "second city cop" with or without quotes.

I didn't utilize "safe search" during my Google search just in case it got filtered out because of naughty language. I mean the site is filled with four letter words such as "Weis", "Phil", etc.

Oh well. Hopefully, this will be brought to the attention of google and "fixed".

I'm not holding my breath.

9/27/2011 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least your not Rick Santorum....but according to this same article, "links are only removed in limited cases" says Google. Looks like your one of them....

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393604,00.asp

9/27/2011 12:30:00 AM  
Blogger 12GA. said...

SCC,

It could be truly a conspiracy, perhaps paid for by the $75K in vacation time that J-Fled cashed in to truly make you "insignificant" for a few weeks or...

Unfortunately, these search results may have a lot more to do with Google's latest round of adjustments to their top-secret algorithm and the fact that you never managed to secure the domain name (secondcitycop.com) for your blog.

9/27/2011 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always get to your site via a Google search. Just last week I did a search for your site and before I could type in all of "Second City Cop" your site would automatically pop up. Like you said, tonight I could not find a direct link to your site anywhere on Google. I had to type in the whole link in the browser (www.secondcitycop.blogspot.com) and go here directly.

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING!!!!!!

9/27/2011 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right, google no, bing yes. WTF???

9/27/2011 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the Wood district is done! Heard Shields on the radio the other day saying it will close down soon... Good for me I just got dumped to 1st watch!

9/27/2011 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Kiss my Anderson. said...

http://www.google.com/quality_form?q=second+city+cop+blog&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=0zl&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1254&bih=666&prmd=imvns


Hit the button that says google's search wasn't helpful. SCC, u have powder for a freedom of speech violation at the national level. Do something about it and get some press, free of charge.

Signed,
017 Desk.

9/27/2011 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

DONT FORGET

RAHM IS FRIENDS WITH THE PREZ!

YOU HAVE POSTED ARTICLES THAT HAVE MADE TINY DANCER LOOK NOT SO SMOOTH.

EG. MOLD
POLICE CLOSINGS
FAKE MANPOWER NUMBER
BURKE AND DA MAYORS POLICE DETAILS

U BROKE THOSE STORIES NOT THE TIMES TRIB OR ANY OF THOSE HALF HOUR SHOWS PEOPLE CALL THE NEWS.

REMEMBER GOOGLE IS EXPANDING INTO STREAMING VIDEO AND THE SCC HAS A SAY ON THAT!
AND DALEYS BROTHER IS THE RIGHT HAND MAN TO OBAMA.

NOW IF WE COULD ONLY GET RAHM TO HIRE SOMEONE FROM THE CITY WHO LIVES HERE TO BE A HEAD OF A DEPARTMENT!

AND TAKE OFF UR SLIPPERS AND QUIT COMPLANING....

9/27/2011 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I will confess to being barely computer literate , Even I could not figure this out. Maybe someone has had a raw nerve touched by SCC!

9/27/2011 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I google it like this: secondcitycop.blogspot.com (with no spaces). The site came up but when I clicked on it, it was backdated to June 24, 2011.

9/27/2011 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't put it past anybody, especially a Daley.

9/27/2011 01:03:00 AM  
Blogger Bemused stare said...

Hey SCC

Don't feel bad, don't feel sad
or put upon, cause you're not the only one.

It's been going on a large scale for a while now.

9/27/2011 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed the change in "search preference" or order as it know in the world of website search consulting when your "organic search results" show a site lower in the results. Yes, Google has been under fire for manually recoding a page's natural rank. They often do it to competitors.

A page’s organic search result is normally determined by links to the page, number of searches, number of searches coupled with the occurrence of keywords, and other information. The whole search engine businesses is flooded with trade secrets and know body shares their exact methods. I have to search for second city cop using yahoo or bing (who use combined crawler data since late 2010).

The change where SCC dropped off the top of the search results took place a few days ago.

9/27/2011 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why? That's easy. Daley + Rham + Quinn + Obama= Dirty Democratic, Liberal, Socialists which have the Power to do such things! Police see things for what they are. The Liberal Media, especially our Hometown Newspapers cater to these fucking crooked politicians by telling lies, and hiding crime (just to name a few) but this is the stuff that win elections, and crooked media is just another means by which our crooked Democratic Govt shares with the Public only those lies they wish the Sheople (Sheep) should hear & see. Watch your Six SCC, as the "Men in Black" could be sitting outside your house, or down the block.

9/27/2011 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also was wondering why for the past couple of days???

9/27/2011 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I highly doubt Google has concerned itself with SCC so much that it has taken the time to write the code to prevent it from prioritizing the search

9/27/2011 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yahoo is much better it hits SCC first line. ffk-google

9/27/2011 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is hardwired into the inteligence agencies, forign and domestic, that have arrangments with many of theise IT companies here and abroad.
Don't worry, the truth yearns to be free.

9/27/2011 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't use Google; I use Yahoo for searching.

I entered "Second City Cop" and it came right up in the first few returned results!

~ a reader in Utah

9/27/2011 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no more google for me

9/27/2011 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, i had you bookmarked in my list of favorites long, long ago. :-)

9/27/2011 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's proof of your significance.

9/27/2011 03:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really???? Someone is getting a big head

9/27/2011 03:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Curious Minds Want To Know! said...

Anonymous said...
I highly doubt Google has concerned itself with SCC so much that it has taken the time to write the code to prevent it from prioritizing the search

9/27/2011 01:58:00 AM

Google may not have until they were asked by some very powerful people to do so.

Rahm BELIEVES he is destined to become President in 2016. He is a micro-manager and has the ear of the current POTUS. Why wouldn't he try to silence people who will try to keep him out of the White House in the future, as we surely would on this blog? And why wouldn't Obama and other Dems help him, just with the POSSIBILITY that the Presidency could remain in Dems hands for another term?

Absolutely, I find this to be very plausible considering the personalities involved.

9/27/2011 05:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had you on my desk top for a long time--that's the easiest.

9/27/2011 05:31:00 AM  
Blogger Honkey Honkey Honkey said...

BING,

image search is better also, and I like the maps.

FWIW this site is on top when searched.

9/27/2011 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your rights are being attacked every day in this country. We elected the nation's first communist to the White House. Did you find it surprising that his cabinet was filled with communists?

Did you find it surprising that members of his staff have said that their hero is Chairman Mao? What do you think this means for America? Personal freedoms will be attacked.

Free speech is a Constitutional right. But the liberals like "political correctness" when they hear you speak. They want to limit your freedom. Just like the communist Chinese limit the freedom of their citizen slaves.

Keep voting for these "progressives" or not voting at all and see where you end up in a few years time.

9/27/2011 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. In the mean time, use doglike.com, this search engine searches multiple search engines at the same time for you. I haven't used google in at least 10 years.

9/27/2011 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep talking about Greentech and UNO charter school scams.

9/27/2011 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic:

Rahm enraged at Fire Dept. leadership for actually caring about public safety.

Heads will roll.

9/27/2011 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It came up the first time when I typed secondcitycop as one word. It was the first entry.

9/27/2011 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering what the hell was going on. I noticed this about three days ago.

9/27/2011 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Google. I just deleted them from my favorites bar. Now using Yahoo search.

9/27/2011 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I typed in Second City Cop on google the site did not show up on the page. I still figured out how to get on here. I found an old link on one of the SCC topics about DTEB going to Darien, opened that up which displayed the SCC page with the discussion & clicked on the SCC box at the top of the page to get to the current & most recent topics of discussion. You just have to back into it if you can't get a link.

9/27/2011 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to you SCC. You are getting to them! I would take it as a compliment. Google is non existant in my houshold!

9/27/2011 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTENTION PLANETS OF THE SOLAR FEDERATION ATTENTION PLANETS OF THE SOLAR FEDERATION........
WE HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL..WE HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL..

LIFM (( P.S. F.U. big brother come and get me copper! lmao))

9/27/2011 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't find SCC on your computer? The Daley Crime Family rears its ugly head!

9/27/2011 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

......your idea to cut the number of alderpersons must be getting more traction than you realized. Truth telling........no good deed goes unpunished! Keep it up - you must be getting national attention. Anyone see the piece on Rahm done on the national Public Television news show the other night? Was provided by a Local WTTW reporter.

9/27/2011 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I highly doubt Google has concerned itself with SCC so much that it has taken the time to write the code to prevent it from prioritizing the search

9/27/2011 01:58:00 AM



funny thing is, you sound like you know what you're talking about.....

9/27/2011 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Love checking out your linked sites like Hot Air every morning too. Saw today that the EPA will need 230,000 (yes that is 230,000) workers to be hired at a cost of $21 Billion dollars to enforce the new EPA rules! Unbelieveable!

9/27/2011 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

google owns blogger as you know, couldn't they just delete you if they really wanted to without a reason? They did it to my blog not too long ago but said it was a "mistake" by their web crawlers and put it back up.

9/27/2011 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't always need search engines-I've talked your site up to several friends who now read you every day, as I do. Thanks SCC.

9/27/2011 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck google - I bookmarked you quite a while ago

9/27/2011 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may be traffic related and some of those other sites have heavier traffic than the direct hit to SCC.
I look at your site several times a week on Google so it comes right up.
Or it may be the power of Mr 4-Finger.

9/27/2011 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have hit the big time, SCC – congratulations!

My guess is that Rahm and nobama does not want anyone to see your site because it spills the truth about what Rahm, nobama, and shitcago politics are all about. Rahm doesn't need that because of his plans to run for higher office and nobama does need that because of his attempt to screw this country over for another four years. So if they have you taken off Google most people outside of CPD would never find you.

9/27/2011 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that SCC should write to google. Someone may have requested that "on your behalf", and since you are anonymous....

9/27/2011 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The picture that is on the main page of google, where they put all kinds of "important" dates. They did NOT bother to put up Easter, which is a important Holiday for over a 33% of the World's Population. They are a bit biased.

9/27/2011 07:37:00 AM  
Blogger K9Cop said...

Use DOGPILE.COM I combines all the search engines into one. You are the second hit using it.

9/27/2011 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say this SCC, but Blogger is OWNED by Google. So the company you are complaining about is the one that hosts this site. They are everywhere!! http://www.blogger.com/about

9/27/2011 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2130 say:
I would dare to say you are being targeted. By whom I do not know. All I know is every website on my computer has a white star by it including SCC. Some where over the weekend the white star by SCC change to a red star. Like the one on the Chinese flag. You pissed someone off: Rahm, RMD, Jodi, Supt, Penny, Westside Revrun, Pookie, God, CIA, Al-Quada, Da Bears, The Coalition for the Homeless to sleep inside police stations. I would say you are being targeted like TRU. Targeted Response.
PS I like what the commentator said about that other website it is an embarrassment.

9/27/2011 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed that too.... Someone's up to something...

9/27/2011 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is a petty little shit and so are his buddies that are going down the tubes in a big way.News Flash and a little history lesson to Rahm, J-Fled and the rest of the targets. Prohibition didnt work either. The simple message here is "make something illegal or not accessable and it will explode with demand", Prohibition acctually caused more drunkeness than it prevented. It made regular men criminals and shined the light on the crooked politicians. Before prohibition, women hardly ever took a drink and bars were largely for men. Prohibition turned on thousands and thousands of respectable women into bar hopping "criminals". SO NEEDLESS TO SAY , SCC is poised to become even more popular than ever. Rahm and J-Fled and Daley can GF themselves. ...and so can google. How can Frank Main figure out what news stories to ignore now that google has caved in? bawhahahahaha

9/27/2011 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just switched my search engine to Bing fuck the google hippies

9/27/2011 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell you're my homepage.

9/27/2011 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you know? Google has saved every search word/s since the beginning. They get 250 subpoenas a week for information regarding searches.

SCC you can pay to have a banner site, it would cost you a small fortune.

9/27/2011 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Not Even Wearing A Tin Foil Hat said...

"they manipulate and hide data and have a decidedly anti-American bent to their main search page. Witness earlier this month on Labor Day where they placed a tiny American flag at the bottom of their site."

No, that was not anti-American. If you'd read anything about it, you would know that the huge "doodle" on September 5th was to honor Freddie Mercury's birthday. That's what ran in most of the world -- because MOST OF THE WORLD celebrates Labor Day on May 1st.

In the U.S., which celebrated Labor Day on September 5th, Google didn't want to offend us by running the Freddie Mercury doodle and ignoring our holiday. So it ran an American flag out of respect for us, and ran the Freddie Mercury doodle the next day, September 6th.

I think you're a little paranoid here, SCC. I think Google has better things to do thank tweak its code to ignore you. Try putting your blog name in your metadata a few more times, or registering with Google through Blogger, and you'll see your name rise through the filters.

9/27/2011 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It ain't much but I just changed my home-page from google to Yahoo.

googles'- we know what's best for you attitude - is why I won't use their chrome web browser. Just something to keep in mind.

9/27/2011 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

weird.

there are some people who understand how the google seacrh system works intimately who are able to game it.

9/27/2011 08:09:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Same thing happened to my blog. Guess someone didn't like my Garry McCarthy story...

9/27/2011 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be the "rahm" effect? Maybe white house influence on an insignificant blog? Naw!

9/27/2011 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. The site comes up as third in the address box but no direct link to the homepage. Plenty of links to old articles tho.

9/27/2011 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

send a letter to bill o'reilly on fox

9/27/2011 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Get some time on kid said...

Anonymous said...
Looks like the Wood district is done! Heard Shields on the radio the other day saying it will close down soon... Good for me I just got dumped to 1st watch!

9/27/2011 12:41:00 AM

So now you can work 1st watch in the district you are sent to.

9/27/2011 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nonymous said...
A petition to save the Police Helicopter has been initiated at Rahm's website. Individuals can vote and comment on this idea at

www.chicagobudget.com

under Public safety

9/26/20
I know all you folks that are in the helicopter unit are trying to save it...I have news for you...most of us on the ground think that the entire program is a joke and a waste of money...you dont even come close to what ''air one'' used to do...all that money it cost to keep you guys in the air so you can just hover around schools...dont try to sell us on all the bullshit you guys do...like I said...ask most officers out there, and they will say..."what a fucking waste of money"...

9/27/2011 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Brother is shutting you out and silencing dissent. Rahm + Obama = call to Eric Schmidt = BIG Obama donor = Google CEO

Don't be too harsh on those protesters, guys. They are sticking up for all of us in one way or another. Follow your oath. Defend the constitution. We are all counting on you.

9/27/2011 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic but lately I have been seeing alot of news guys wearing the CPD memorial pin on TV recently. This passed Sunday I saw on Comcast Sports after the Bears game Pat Boyle wearing it along with Sarah Kustok. It is great to see this in the media and to see people support our lost ones in the department. God Bless

9/27/2011 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of firms do 'search engine optimization' (SEO) consultancy where they can move you up google results. They can also move you down too, somebody has paid someone to do this.

9/27/2011 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all about what's in the code behind your page" You can see this if you choose view then source. "META TAGS" You have none. Who built your page for you?

9/27/2011 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe it's Google at the wheel. Though I'm sure the guilty party would love for you to assume so.

I have IT friends who have manipulated Google searches for years so I know for a fact it is fairly easy to intentionally manipulate someone out of a Google search just like SOMEONE has done to Second City Cop blog. My friends are also in a rock band so their reason is based on marketing principles, not corrupt city politics.

The same can be done for you SCC in reverse so it's a matter of you finding the right IT guy or gal who can get you back in there.

My guess is that this "Google Pseudo Blacklisting" is being led by our mayor Rahn Emmanuel who can't possibly like the taste of real news being served up by SCC.

Rahm and his "people" may be thinking ahead, thinking perhaps Daley would still have continued as mayor if not for SCC's constant pressure opposing city hall corruption.

Keep calling "Bullshit" on Rahm and others, SCC. We will all find a way to listen.

I binged my way to you this a.m.

You can also type http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com into the url search box at the top of your browser page

9/27/2011 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, far as I can tell blogspot.com is 4 dns servers provided by google.

Expect to have your blog taken down in short order. This is the opening salvo in Emanuel's attempt to shut you down. Now that he's told you google sucks on his pathetic ass, you can bet total shutdown is next if you can't make this issue public enough. I suggest contacting other major sites for coverage such as engadget and gizmodo among others such as huffington.

If you don't make this more public you'll be shut down at your current site in no time.

9/27/2011 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I highly doubt Google has concerned itself with SCC so much that it has taken the time to write the code to prevent it from prioritizing the search

9/27/2011 01:58:00 AM

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Oh yes they would. No SCC Google hits for me either. Eventhough Google is a private entity this censoring is significant. Many Library's are private but I don't think they can keep books about Black History or 9-11 out.

As I think of this situation, it reminds me of an Arizona Liberatarian woman who had a blog, "Just a Girl In Short Shorts Talking About Whatever".

The woman would put up brilliant conservative, right-minded posts.

In '08 when the Gov't started talking about bailing-out Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac because the politicians said people expected FM & FM investments to be backed by the U.S. Government she found and posted the web link and PDF of the terms and conditions of Fannie Mae Bonds that, at that time, was on the Fannie Mae web site.

On the first page of the PDF link on the FM web site, in bold black letters it said "THIS INVESTMENT IS NOT BACKED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT"

I remember her posting in her blog how Google was censoring her.

I don't thing Google is really liberal. I think they are in to big gov't, power and money.

We need to make a stink about this with Drudge, FOX, Beck and anyone else who will listen.

Buck Naked
(not a cop)

9/27/2011 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm , cut alderman to 20 , it's a part time job , reduce salary accordingly , no $75,000 expense account , reduce the light bulb crew from 3 to 1 , require all city emplyees to work a full shift
require proof of residence , payment of water bills , purchase of city vehicle license to parents of chicaGO PUBLIC SCHOOL children
stop the free breakfast , lunch and snack programs at school , let the kids buy lunch with link cards

end the $500,000 a year bodyguard detail for private citizens and city treasurer

9/27/2011 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sense a bit too much paranoia about this issue. People that want to find this blog will and maybe the others don't need to.

9/27/2011 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

http://tinyurl.com/6yt9ul7

The Shity is soooo broke, we might have to have a city income tax!

9/27/2011 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's weird. I noticed this years ago, before I'd gotten around to properly bookmarking SCC, and from friends I told to check out SCC - "I can't find it".

There's probably a good explanation - after all, Google has a huge stake in being seen as objective.

It may be that because so many cites link to SCC so vigorously that those look like the more prominent sites to Google? I dunno. Or have you, SCC, ever, ever tried to up your Google ratings with hidden words, or anything like that? Google comes down very hard on sites that do that.

Sure would be nice if Google itself would chime in here.

9/27/2011 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

I guess this is what happens when competent people, from the mayor on down, are put in charge of a large city and are worried about the people they serve and not which good ol' boy or girl gets the next gold star....

http://www.policemag.com/Channel/Patrol/News/2011/09/26/NYPD-s-Kelly-We-Can-Take-Down-Terror-Planes.aspx?ref=OnTarget-Monday-20110926&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Enewsletter

This city makes me sick to my stomach.

9/27/2011 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just did what Kiss my Anderson suggested: complained. Hit the "Give Us Feedback", then hit "search results weren't helpful", then hit "other" then type into the comment box.

If enough SCC readers complain, they might just fix it.

9/27/2011 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Cars? Help plz... said...

Ot: Any dealerships good to the police? In the market for a vehicle and just began looking. Probably a chevy sedan or vw. Thanks in advance.

9/27/2011 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, it's your fault. Change the configuration of robots.txt. Not sure how to do this in blogger, but I think there's a "Allow this blog to be indexed by search engines" setting somewhere.

See for yourself, http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/robots.txt

I suspect the User-agent: * line supercedes the googlebot line allowing access further on.

Relevant part:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /search
Disallow: /

More info: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=156449

http://www.robotstxt.org/orig.html

--a computer professional

9/27/2011 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Did anyone else see the PBS Newshour propaganda piece on Rahm last night? Very interesting bit of spin there. Thanks to SCC I was laughing through most of the story and had to explain why to my bemused wife.

9/27/2011 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt it's a conspiracy.Remember that Blogspot, which hosts this site, is owned by Google. Also, this site is no longer listed in Bing either.

If you look at the site's robots.txt file (which instructs Google whether or not to include the site in its index), you'll see the text:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /search
Disallow: /

User-Agent: googlebot
Disallow: /search
Allow: /

You can see it here: http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/robots.txt

This instructs Google and all other search engines not to index the site. There's a chance that you may have selected something in the Blogger profile to not allow search engines to access your site.

I'm not quite sure how you fix this in Blogger, but I'm sure a few Google searches will fix it. It seems to me that someone messed up the settings, but there's always the chance that someone hacked the login and made the change.

9/27/2011 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Google doesn't dare screw with the NRA, Call someone over there and have them check it out, since you have a direct link to the NRA Site

9/27/2011 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing new here. Google censors things they don't like. Google has Google Trends. You can check it out. Those are the most popular searches.

I listen to Alex Jones. He has a talk show that deals with some wacky stuff. Ron Paul kinda guy. Has some good info from time to time. He has a HUGE following.

He was doing "Google Bombs". He would ask his followers to hammer google with search terms, that the MSM would not talk about. Jones would embaress Google with these search bombs.

Google eventaully changed the way their engine works. Now, when you go to Google and start typing, it trys to guess and fill in the search for you. However, if you start typing something it does not like, it won't fill in.

I suggest we do our own Google bomb. Everyone go to Google and type:

"second city cop blog and google"

Hit the button about A MILLION TIMES!

You won't get the blog, but Google will ge the message.

Tell your friends.

9/27/2011 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Works on Yahoo.

Guess Yahoo will be my new search engine.

Bye Google scum bags!

9/27/2011 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just made it easy to find you: I made you my home page.

9/27/2011 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just took the Google toll bar off my Windows explorer.

F THEM!!!

9/27/2011 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. I google you as always, and I don't see the link. I try again, no dice. Then I go to second city sarge just to grab your link, While I'm thinking about what happened, I get to your site and see the thread about the search engine manipulation. Looks like Google needs to be de-selected as my search engine. I don't need them to be making those kinds of decisions for me while I'm searching the web.

9/27/2011 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scc came up as the first site on my google search

9/27/2011 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This site is hosted on Blogger...which is owned by Google...if they really had it out for you, they could just shut down the blog. I think you're making up a conspiracy where none exists. Check out http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=40052.

9/27/2011 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Google's AI is trained by your search engine results on a daily basis. If you consistently go to SCC via your Google search or through Google Chrome - then your search results for SCC would come up immediately...there is a funny article about Google's AI search capability and a priest w porn results on the WSJ.

9/27/2011 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its funny how times have changed. 30 years ago it was the Republicans who controlled the media and controlled with power. Now its the Democrats that control the media and control with power. Its only going to get worse if Obama gets 4 more years.

9/27/2011 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its funny how times have changed. 30 years ago it was the Republicans who controlled the media and controlled with power. Now its the Democrats that control the media and control with power. Its only going to get worse if Obama gets 4 more years.

9/27/2011 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

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9/27/2011 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the most part, SCC isn't too offensive. Shaved is an embarrassment to all in our profession.

9/27/2011 12:19:00 AM

Whoa there, little tommy. You gotta realize it takes many hours of hard work to offend. Shaved sets the benchmark for professional bloggers like u and eye.

9/27/2011 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just deleted google app from my iphone. F them!

9/27/2011 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing we can do is all change our search engines to yahoo, or any other provider.

9/27/2011 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You were just voted, Best Chicago Blog,
weird timing don't you think?

9/27/2011 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the iron curtain has returned? you can still google shaved.

9/27/2011 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant find you..there is a second city cop mall??????

I guess I should change back to Bing

9/27/2011 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always went to SSC on my cellphone via my google search bar. As of last week, SSC would be the first choice after typing about four letters. I noticed this week it didn't come up at all. You are right that something did chance.

9/27/2011 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the bottom of the result page is:
"Searches related to second city cop

second city cop blog"


But click on it and you still don't show up....WTF

9/27/2011 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny you write this post. I use Google Chrome and all you have to do is start typing the site into the address bar for it to come up in a active search.

Well, today I noticed that SCC did not com up and I had to type the address in manually. I was wondering just what you wrote: Was there a problem of some type.

Hmmmmm.......

9/27/2011 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger Ray said...

I have zero problems finding your site with google using Chrome. It use to give the link to the page first. Now it links to one article yet still on your site. Simmer down Francis.

9/27/2011 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I quit google a year ago over the liberal bias, now I use Bing, and when you search for this site, it shows up at the top

9/27/2011 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger Mike R said...

Long time lurker here. I'll concur with what others already agree upon: that Google did indeed remove the entry for Second City Cop. I visit at least weekly and ALWAYS get here by Googling "second city cop" (or "second city cop blog") ...

The only possible explanation for this being removed is Rahm Emmanuel's administration asked them to remove it. This guy is far worse than Daley when it comes to media cover ups.

The real issue here is if Rahm is having you removed from Google, will he also ask Google to shut down the blog itself, and remove the long history of reality as it actually happened, vs what the local media reports? (Blogger.com is owned by Google). Start backing everything up...now!

9/27/2011 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im not one for conspiracy theories but this started acouple days ago. Now I type the entire address. The other dat Obama ad a town hall meeting and one of the audience members asked him to "please raise my taxes Mr. President". This person was the former CEO of Google which is a BIG Obama donor. I wouldnt be surprised if a call was made to f--k with SCC.....

Signed, Sgt. Doing 180.......

9/27/2011 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- did anyone see the 60 Minutes piece on NYPD Counter Terrorism Unit on football day. WOW. It appears that when a police department is run by a real police boss and not by shitbird rev runs is does work. I know its TV and they can make anything look good but it seems like Kelly is the shit and he runs the show. Worth a watch

9/27/2011 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bad guys come find me and my family! I type in my name in google. My name and address pop up right up. Had it removed several times but it resurfaces every few months. Type in secondcitycop and it doesn't pop up?

9/27/2011 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Google has been known to mess with search results for websites/blogs etc. that are gaining attention. SCC obviously does not fit into the liberal media model.

9/27/2011 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't I be liberal and support the death penalty and second ammendment rights?

Just asking

9/27/2011 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just tried Google and found the same results. When I tried Bing, SCC came right up. I can now say that I am now officically dropping Google as the home page on my six (yeah I know) machines and will reconfigure the kids machines also.

I wonder what pressures Rhambo put on them to do this... And you know the Democrats are behind it.

9/27/2011 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Google is connected to rahm, he does not care for honesty so he had your ip address tossed aside with a little help from his pal's at google,

F google, from now on im a yahoo, yandex and bing guy

9/27/2011 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that's some serious games someone is playing with your IP address and site.

Someone at google has to be in on it, not sure how else your address would now even appear in search results.

9/27/2011 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see some media coverage for this shit, a direct attack upon the voices of Men & Women in Blue defending this punk and this city.

9/27/2011 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other people around the city are noticing.

http://www.yelp.com/topic/chicago-second-city-cop--not-on-google

9/27/2011 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it was breaking the story of Lt. & Superintendent?

9/27/2011 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous LexingtonSquare said...

Yet O'zero has a website , " attack watch.com " on which informants can " report " ANYONE who says ANYTHING about O'zero.
You call b.s., well go and check it out, and see what Barry and his administration is truly about, the suppression of free speech.
Informing on your friends & neighbors, all to create a climate of fear.
1st SCC, then YOU!

9/27/2011 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the receint reveliations of the back door pension deals Daley, Madigan, Cullerton, Rock, and Jones made for their friends at the union we as contributing members should write a hand writen letter to the US Attorney asking for a federal investigation. Did they NOT just convict Blago on the charge of honest services goverment? Why not these thiefs!

9/27/2011 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just google it on my PC and it came up........

9/27/2011 11:44:00 AM  
OpenID gRegor said...

Your robots.txt file is blocking search engines from indexing it.

Check your Blogger settings and make sure "Let search engines find your blog?" is set to "Yes."

9/27/2011 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems a bit odd.

FYI - I like to use Dogpile, which is an aggregator of several search engines. Results tend to be more neutral, not showing the kind of bias you describe. www.dogpile.com

9/27/2011 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found this interesting in light of a recent conversation that implied that Google has been cooperating with the government vis a vis its (Googles') information generated from people who visit the sight. No hard facts mind you but with this administration well.....

9/27/2011 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

Did anyone see defense attorney Gina Piemonte on fox news this morning? She got caught parking in a handicapped spot using a bogus permit in front of the east bank health club. With all that money from scumbag clients she still can't pay like the rest of us?

9/27/2011 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When do you think September fop newsletter will be out? Today is the 26 th. I say save the postage and go with October

9/27/2011 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT;
So Earnie has a job in Darien. He is staying here til mid December. Quess why. His exempt seniority date. That's right, he is staying solely to abuse/take advantage of our pension system. Here's a guy who never deserved to be exempt. We are in dire fiscal straits and our mayor and new super let this guy stay just to get his exempt pension. Show him to door Rahm.

9/27/2011 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's because you placed first in the "People's Choice Award for a Local Affairs" blog.

Something similar happened to a popular education blog called cps obsessed. They took the blog's name and put some "pricedumper" nonsense information after it, then placed it ahead of the blog site on Google. Email your blog provider.

9/27/2011 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:54 am; someone is getting a big head?? I have a suggestion for u then. Get your own blog and get about a gazillion followers. SCC is right, this blog had been removed from google. Cops by nature are conspiracy theorists. You, obviously, are not a cop. So go elsewhere, you're not wanted here.

9/27/2011 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can someone check on the Google Site Tools how google is interpreting the robots.txt file on this blog? They have a tool on their site for it.

They may have changed how their algorithm interprets the robots.txt file that's at http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/robots.txt

9/27/2011 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easiest way to address this would be to buy some shares and contact the company as an owner. Unfortunately shares are like 500 bucks-so I won't be doing it.

9/27/2011 01:04:00 PM  
Blogger Kristina Zaremba said...

The robots.txt file is case-sensitive. You accidentally blocked Google in your robots.txt file. They CAN'T crawl your site since they don't have permission.

http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/robots.txt

9/27/2011 01:07:00 PM  
Blogger Piper Alexander said...

It came up in a Google search for me - about the 4th or 5th hit. I also googled my blog, and same thing - about the 4th or 5th one down.

9/27/2011 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goggle sucks i use start page and Ixquick search engines they don't collect where you go on the internet.

Google calls me every week to try and sell me a better spot for my company website but i don't have a web site so they are strokers.

anyway i Hate communists and libs.

9/27/2011 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

take off the paranoia hats, kids. There is no way *google* is doing daley's bidding or rahm's bidding or any of that. google *owns* blogger/blogspot, so if they wanted SCC down, it'd just be gone.

SCC, your best bet is to set up the blog in google's webmaster tools (https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/). You'll have to do something to prove you own the site (I chose the "drop a file on the site" method). Then you can see why it's not coming up. Also, make sure you don't have a robots.txt file on the site that is restricting access to the crawlers. google's crawler is better than others at following robots.txt, so it's possible that you inadvertently told it not to index the blog and it suddenly started following that.

9/27/2011 01:30:00 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

One observation: lots and lots of the sites who link to you are just as right-leaning as you are. So if google wants to cleanse the internets of right-wing cop blogs, they're not doing a very good job of it. My understanding of how these search engine algorithms work is limited, but I do know they frequently adjust it, and as 12GA says above, if you didn't get the domain name, that could down-grade you.

And they are adjusting things in part because of pressure from the right. You think you have a google problem? At least you're not Rick Santorum.

9/27/2011 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah the power of Rahm!

9/27/2011 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How Google can show ANYTHING linking to Shaved's blog and NOT YOURS is a travesty. For the most part,
SCC isn't too offensive. Shaved is an embarrassment to
all in our profession.

9/27/2011 12:19:00 AM
------------------------------------------------------ I 2nd that! I'm a white guy and I've spent 13 years in the ghetto but have a little class. That's why scc excels, you handle situations appropriately

9/27/2011 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Matt Cutts said...

Hi, I'm the head of the webspam team at Google. It's definitely not the case that we'd block a site because it has a particular conservative or liberal viewpoint. I don't see any manual webspam actions, but I'm happy to go ask some of my colleagues in the crawl/indexing/search quality part of Google about this.

9/27/2011 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One day in recent memory I had trouble getting to the site honkiesforherman.us (Their About page states "Since racism, race bating, and classism are staples of leftist politics, we have decided to proudly be Honkies For Herman as a way of taking the issue away from the left.")

Finding a link was important because the URL is not intuitive and I hadn't written it down or bookmarked it. Google would flash the results on the screen for a split second and then they would vanish and the page would be empty of results. By very fast mouse work I was finally able to click it before it went away. Later the problem cleared up.

--Law Abiding Citizen

9/27/2011 02:22:00 PM  
Blogger K-man said...

did you check to see if your site is open to indexing bots? could be a tech issue.

9/27/2011 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the odd chance you don't know, Google owns Blogger.com.

I hope you are preparing mirror sites....

9/27/2011 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous big-dewey said...

not sure what's up, but just like the first post I don't even have to finish typing all the letters and your at the top of the list.

9/27/2011 02:56:00 PM  
Blogger Matt Cutts said...

Okay, I think this is because you set your blog not to be findable in search engines. Go to the settings page for your blog. Under the Settings->Basic->Privacy section, look for "Let search engines find your blog?" and click "Yes."

Hope that helps,
Matt Cutts

9/27/2011 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We have no idea why a $10 billion-a-year company that purports to deliver information to the masses would take it upon themselves to blacklist a site that pulls in maybe 15,000 hits a day on a good day..."

If they are doing this intentionally, it must be because SCC pulls no punches about the minute-by-minute reality of everyday life (and an excessive amount of death) on the streets and in the gangways and alleys of a real city, and is therefore proscribed as "racist" and Not Politically Correct.

Shows you how far left Google is -- even the Chicago Tribune lauds SCC as one of the best web sites in town, and their conglomerate very heavily censors its online comments sections and is really squeamish about even mentioning race in a description of a wanted criminal.

Want to see what Politically Correct means? Here is an example, right from Google. This business about SCC has nothing to do with Jews, I just present this to show how Google tries to deal with a "hot button" issue.

"If you recently used Google to search for the word “Jew,” you may have seen results that were very disturbing. We assure you that the views expressed by the sites in your results are not in any way endorsed by Google...

"So why is a search for “Jew” different? One reason is that the word “Jew” is often used in an anti-Semitic context..."

http://www.google.com/explanation.html

Oh, relax. There are lots of Jews who are NAMED "Ehud" or "Yehudi." That means "Jew," for G_d's sake. >pfft<

Now, I went to that link to get this point for us --

"Individual citizens and public interest groups do periodically urge us to remove particular links or otherwise adjust search results...Google reserves the right to address such requests individually...We will...remove pages from our results if we believe the page (or its site) violates our Webmaster Guidelines..."

Hmmmm...

I am no web genius, but I understand that search engines can be manipulated by web site operators to lift one web site up higher than another in the results. When you can't find a web site at all in over 400,000 results, though, something else might be going on.

9/27/2011 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I don't get it. On, google, when I type in secondci - I don't even have to finish it - your site comes up at the top of the list.

"And, when I type in second city cop bl - again, I don't have to finish it - second city cop blog comes up at the top of my list."

--9/27/2011 12:14:00 AM

In your browser, find "Tools - Clear Recent History," or whatever wipes clean the search history and "cookies" stored by your computer, and then try it again. Sounds like this might be an "auto-complete" from past searches you made. I think you can turn "auto-complete" off.

9/27/2011 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/robots.txt

You're blocking Google robots. They crawl the blog and index it for Google.

CJ

9/27/2011 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

http://tinyurl.com/3ec5w32

Philly. Black and hispanic mob home invade white man house, beating him, calling for "white m f er"

9/27/2011 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

I think someone submitted a URL removal request for your site pretending to be you.

Perhaps your site was removed because due to nefarious behavior of someone pretending to be you and removing it.

Check into this possibility.

Google, site removal tool or webmaster tools.

9/27/2011 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Google's algorithm allows you to find what THEY want you to find. They tweak it fairly often so nobody can piggyback on a site, but if your blog isn't showing up immediately upon typing in second city cop (shouldn't even have to put "blog" at the end), then something's afoot.

Contact Google directly, explain your concerns and frustration that your site is being preempted, and see what happens.

If they're serious about bringing the world to everybody's fingertips, they should be able to fix it quickly. If nothing happens, then somebody is pulling some strings to ensure that you're not popping up right off the bat.

There is absolutely no reason your site shouldn't be front and center when you type in those search words, especially if you type them in order.

9/27/2011 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get it. On, google, when I type in secondci - I don't even have to finish it - your site comes up at the top of the list.

And, when I type in second city cop bl - again, I don't have to finish it - second city cop blog comes up at the top of my list.

9/27/2011 12:14:00 AM
-----------------------------------

Check again, that is at the crux of the problem.

This site doesn't pop up, but Chicagoist and a couple of others do right away.

Hell, Shavedlongcock shows up third. If any site was to incur the wrath of google, I figure it would his.

Of course, maybe google has a stake in Folo's beef, who knows.

9/27/2011 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh great gods of the CPD please get ride of Leo "Rick FLair" Schmitz!!!

9/27/2011 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rahm is hardwired into the intelligence agencies, foreign and domestic, that have arrangements with many of these IT companies here and abroad."

--9/27/2011 02:27:00 AM

Oh, I think you can be confident that everything there is very cozy indeed.

"Don't worry, the truth yearns to be free."

Where's Chertoff these days?

>shudder<

9/27/2011 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've disallowed Google's crawler in your robots.txt file, which is effectively instructing them not to index your site.

http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/robots.txt

Contents:

User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
Disallow:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /search
Disallow: /

User-Agent: googlebot
Disallow: /search
Allow: /

9/27/2011 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm not computer literate but when I typed in Second City Cop before I even finished typing the site name came up.
I followed the prompts and got back to the site. I didn't have a problem.

9/27/2011 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...our readers are smart enough to find us using competing search engines like Yahoo or Bing or something else..."

Regular readers have SCC bookmarked -- or know the URL by heart by now, or at least have it jotted on a Post-It stuck to the front of the computer -- and don't need to use a search engine to get here anyway.

*

So there, Google.

Barn door, horse, out, etc.

9/27/2011 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add to their obnoxious and sneaky politicking the privacy invading google cams and that is why I use bing, although that is a lesser of 2 evils choice.

9/27/2011 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

"The Streisand effect is a primarily online phenomenon in which an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely."

9/27/2011 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Another barry obama destruction!

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2011/09/27/obama-visit-caused-676000-in-airport.html

9/27/2011 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberals are all for freedom of speech; as long as they are speaking. Everyone has to shut up.

9/27/2011 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC If you do a little searching yourself, You would find that Google is not FREE. You need to pay them to have your site pop up there. You should know that by now.

9/27/2011 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous P.O. Randy Stevens, Dist. 018 said...

In my Yahoo search, a link to SCC was top of the list. On Google, you are nowhere to be found. No accident! "The powers that be" hate your blog.

SCC, there may be a time in the near future (national "emergency") when the Federal Government will take over the internet and cut you out completely, labeling you as anti-government and "subversive." The FBI has, in the recent past, already referred to Caucasian war veterans returning home as potential "right-wing terrorists"....after risking their lives to defend this country! To them, you and your blog are the same.

This Google black-out against SCC is only the beginning of what the elite can do. If Obama is re-elected, get ready for the economy to nose-dive completely, causing social chaos, a breakdown of order, and yes, even martial-law. Under martial-law, the internet will be taken over by the Federal Government (Obama's goons) "for our own good," in the interest of "homeland security."

9/27/2011 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are pulling this same crap on the "Shaved" and "ISPeeved" websites.
No more automatic referrals....

9/27/2011 04:41:00 PM  
Blogger 10 years gone said...

There must be something to the company's slogan "Don't be Evil."

9/27/2011 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Cars? Help plz... said...

Ot: Any dealerships good to the police? In the market for a vehicle and just began looking. Probably a chevy sedan or vw. Thanks in advance.

9/27/2011 09:38:00 AM

The Ford Dealer at 115th/Pulaski, McCarthy Ford, is good to the police. Will work with you.

9/27/2011 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like Blago said

"You have to pay to play"

9/27/2011 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

WIFE OF MEXICAN DRUG LORD GIVES BIRTH IN CALIFORNIA

AP – 1 hr 53 mins ago

"LOS ANGELES (AP) — The young wife of Mexico's most wanted drug lord has given birth to twin girls at a hospital in northern Los Angeles County, according to a newspaper report.

"Emma Coronel, the 22-year-old wife of Joaquin Guzman, crossed the border in mid-July and delivered her daughters at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster on Aug. 15, the Los Angeles Times reported on its website Monday (http://lat.ms/nyfqmn).

"Coronel, a former beauty queen who holds U.S. citizenship, returned to Mexico after they were born.

"Birth certificates listed Coronel as the mother of the girls, but the spaces for the father's name are blank. U.S. law enforcement officials, who tracked her movements even before she traveled to Lancaster, told the Times that Coronel was not arrested because there are no charges against her.

"Coronel is believed to be the third or fourth wife of Guzman, the 54-year-old multibillionaire head of Mexico's most powerful drug-trafficking gang, the Sinaloa cartel."

http://news.yahoo.com/wife-mexican-drug-lord-gives-birth-calif-044415749.html

Uh -- is there any point to asking who pays the bill?

Does the United States deserve to survive?

Build a wall.

Build it now.

9/27/2011 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Conspiracy Theorists:

It's Ben Bradley at Channel 7 writing. I checked with Google and a spokesperson promptly called me back after having their engineers look into it. She tells me that Mr. Second City Cop him/herself had a prviacy setting on the blog to keep it "invisible" and off the search results page. This didn't work for a long time because the blog was so often linked to; and therefore Google's results would still find the links and therefore the address.

However, in the last few days links dropped and it went "invisible" due to the setting.

The Google spokesperson said its engineers posted a comment on the board explaining how to fix the problem and make the site visible once again.

This post is just my little way of saying "thank you" for all of the information and entertainment over the years.

-Ben

9/27/2011 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here you go SCC


http://www.php-developer.org/blogger-tips/

9/27/2011 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

Noticed all the anti-coal-fired power plant posters on Chicago bus shelters lately? Just the tip of the iceberg. Obama and the enviros have a war going -- you know how they want you to get rid of your gasoline-powered lawn mower? Expect all radio communications to go out in a power outage, because they are even trying to eliminate emergency backup generators!

“Cross-state” air pollution regulations would force utilities in a few states to install billion-dollar retrofits on coal-fired power plants that EPA computer models say could (minimally) affect air quality hundreds of miles away. The EPA claims 20 states affect their downwind brethren during the May-through-September nitrogen oxide/ozone season but demands that Florida shoulder 79 percent of the responsibility nationwide. It also wants Florida to shoulder 94 percent of the responsibility for cleaning Houston’s air. The Texas city is located 800 miles away across the sultry, summertime Gulf of Mexico, and Florida utilities already have reduced their nitrogen oxide emissions by two-thirds since 2003. For its part, Texas must retrofit power plants that might affect Illinois communities 400 miles away.

"EPA’s “maximum achievable control technologies” (MACT) rules will impact power sources in factories and refineries. Its “reciprocating ignition compression engine” (RICE) rules will curtail the availability of thousands of backup, “peaking” and emergency generators at colleges, hospitals, malls, groceries and other facilities. When storms knock out power or heat waves strain overloaded grids, the dearth of electricity will cause brownouts, blackouts and widespread chaos.

"Coal-ash and water-quality rules will raise costs even further for nearly half of America’s power plants and electricity users."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/16/welcome-victory-in-long-regulatory-war/?page=all

No generators.

Hospitals? OEMC? You getting this?

Like the Greenpeace "activists" who were apparently allowed to get away with vandalizing the Com Ed plant here -- these people are all CRAZY.

Going to "clean things up" while forcing hundreds of millions more people in on top of us.

Right.

9/27/2011 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T.
Does anyone know if ABT appliances gives any type of discount to the police? I thought I may have heard that in the past.

9/27/2011 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:53 here, sorry about the typo, stupid auto correct, try dogpile.com it searches multiple engines at the same time

9/27/2011 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Find an IT guy you can trust that knows how to work the system and you will be back on top in no time!


Google owns blogger, so if they wanted to mess with you I think they would have just hit the delete button already!

9/27/2011 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

Saw this post in EveryBlock...

"One possible explanation is technical: it looks like Second City Cop is blocking robots from indexing it, per their robots.txt file: http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/robots.txt

This is a file Web site owners can use to tell search engines whether or not to index them."

9/27/2011 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two Words: Brett Goldstein

9/27/2011 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

I need to read from the beginning again... missed a few of the same posts.

9/27/2011 05:40:00 PM  
Blogger Lou said...

SCC, take it as a compliment.

When rich and powerful people go through this much trouble to silence your voice you >>KNOW<< you are making an impact.

Keep up the good work!

9/27/2011 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOGLE=Communist owned and operated.. BOYCOTT

9/27/2011 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you look under the refrigerator?

9/27/2011 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure glad I don't need GOOGLE to find SCC. I will be using YAHOO in the future.

9/27/2011 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't I be liberal and support the death penalty and second ammendment rights?

Just asking
----------
no, get off the job if you are in which I doubt. hss

9/27/2011 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When do you think September fop newsletter will be out? Today is the 26 th. I say save the postage and go with October

9/27/2011 12:24:00 PM

Ok the FOP newsletter conspiracy theory again. I've had mine since the first week of September. My partner has had since the same. Maybe your mailman just doesn't like you.

9/27/2011 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://ipstat.com/www.secondcitycop.blogspot.com

I got this link via google

9/27/2011 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...our readers are smart enough to find us using competing search engines like Yahoo or Bing or something else..."

Regular readers have SCC bookmarked -- or know the URL by heart by now, or at least have it jotted on a Post-It stuck to the front of the computer -- and don't need to use a search engine to get here anyway.

*

So there, Google.

Barn door, horse, out, etc.

9/27/2011 03:43:00 PM

If it's not a techical issue due to the afore-mentioned configurations, I find it a pretty interesting coinky-dinky that it's happening after SCC is voted Best Blog. What, if anything, has changed with respect to the SCC & Google's technical configurations?

In regard to the post above that I cut and pasted above, if there are nefarious motives on Google's part (which I'm in clined to believe given Becky Chandlers post on her "Just A Girl In Short Shorts Talking About Whatever" concerning Google censoring), it's not about tripping-up loyal SCC followers. Scrubbing SCC search hits is about making it hard for newbies to find the blog.

Buck Naked
(not a cop)

9/27/2011 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just tried it through Google-no problem????????

9/27/2011 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just went to google and "googled" bye-bye google hello yahoo. This has been done before by orgs getting dissed by them. DO IT!!! THEY WILL HEAR IT. They may not care but at least show they are losing us and everyone else we talk to regarding this topic. hss

9/27/2011 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

switched to yahoo. screw google. tell friends and family.

9/27/2011 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 3:45am
SCC is not "getting a big head". I posted in comments several days ago that I could not find Second City Cop on Google. I'm assuming SCC checked it out.

9/27/2011 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Ben Bradley, of course Google told you it was SCC who purposely removed themselves. Ben you vantage be that stupid. Oh! That's right, you believe what ever your told from the left. On the other hand if SCC was wrong, they owe their readers, and google an apology.

9/27/2011 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T.
Does anyone know if ABT appliances gives any type of discount to the police? I thought I may have heard that in the past.

9/27/2011 05:25:00 PM

You posted that question here, on a public blog. How stupid are you? (Probably as stupid as the people who will answer your question.)

9/27/2011 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Google spokesperson said its engineers posted a comment on the board explaining how to fix the problem and make the site visible once again.

This post is just my little way of saying "thank you" for all of the information and entertainment over the years.

-Ben

9/27/2011 04:51:00 PM

Hi, Ben. Well, it didn't result in a story for you, but it was nice of you to come here and post the answer. Not being facetious; thanks.

9/27/2011 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I don't get it. On, google, when I type in secondci - I don't even have to finish it - your site comes up at the top of the list.

"And, when I type in second city cop bl - again, I don't have to finish it - second city cop blog comes up at the top of my list."

--9/27/2011 12:14:00 AM

In your browser, find "Tools - Clear Recent History," or whatever wipes clean the search history and "cookies" stored by your computer, and then try it again. Sounds like this might be an "auto-complete" from past searches you made. I think you can turn "auto-complete" off.

9/27/2011 03:18:00 PM

You're right. Once I deleted the old stuff, my google search found no direct link for SCC, just like everybody else.

9/27/2011 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post is just my little way of saying "thank you" for all of the information and entertainment over the years.

-Ben
-----------------------------------
Wow, well thank you Ben Bradley.

9/27/2011 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just want to send for your info. Seems like some people on other websites are saying it may have something to do with your setting on your website.

http://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/sep27-did-rahm-get-second-city-cop-blog-removed-4294997/

check out the website...some people who work with on search engine optimization (SEO) chime in regarding your issue. just thought it would be worth a look.

9/27/2011 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can pay a company to get more exposure via a web based search. Check your blog publisher before Google.

9/27/2011 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T.
Does anyone know if ABT appliances gives any type of discount to the police? I thought I may have heard that in the past.

Go to the FOP discount page and ABT is on it and offers a discount

9/27/2011 08:50:00 PM  

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