Saturday, April 24, 2010

Don't Let Google Stampede You Into a Panic

It can do that to you, I know.

Five months ago I put a little video up on YouTube showing off my free Indexer application.

To monitor it, I placed a Google Search in my daily-dose folder of bookmarks.

Each morning for four months I saw the results of the search - 37 hits, which was, I think, the number of times I'd watched it.

A month ago it jumped to 80 hits.

What happened, I have no idea (if you think you can help, Talk to Me !)

Yesterday it had climbed steadily to 157 views. Not viral, but satisfying.

This morning's daily dose?

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It is GONE!

Has YouTube deleted it from all of its one-and-a-half million servers?

Has Google begun the process of black-listing me?

Panic sets in easily nowadays.

I decided to blog about this, and returned to the scene of the crime:

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Yup! I'm back.

What happened?

I still don't know.

I suspect a timing glitch in Google's search engines right at the time my automated search was submitted.

Moral: Check, and re-check before taking action that could lead you by the nose down an expensive and wasteful path!

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