Google hates bloggers?
First Atrios, now all of us? Mithras (via Majikthise) is on the case:
In the past few hours, Google apparently updated its database and moved blogs way, way down the list of search results ... if it persists, this is very bad news for blogs. I have written elsewhere that blogs are only an important phenomenon (important other than for the intrinsic satisfaction of writing) to the extent that search engines prioritize blogs.
Strange indeed. The question is whether this is a purposeful move by Google -- which would be exceedingly strange -- or whether it's simply a result of a change in their algorithms. Either way, it needs to be remedied.