Google has neither censored nor banned the Info wars site, despite what some headlines say. The company, however, canceled an example that its Phone Number List quality rating contractors had received using Info wars and other sites for how to rate the quality of pages in general. Memorandum does a roundup of news, including a Business Insider take that settles the overall situation. The news came from Mike Cernovich's blog, which is incorrect with a headline saying "Google signs major deal to remove Info Wars from its search index." Info wars itself gets it similarly incorrectly with Phone Number List its headline “Break: Google Admits to Censoring Info wars, Says It Will Stop”. Info wars not removed or banned Let's start by demystifying censorship.
Google currently indexes about 341,000 Info wars pages: If Info wars had been removed from the list, all of these pages would not be there. Nor do the reports from Phone Number List Cernovich's or Info wars suggest that Google suddenly restored all of these pages in the day or so since this whole thing developed. By the way, Google has indexed more Info wars pages than its rival Bing, which has 301,000: Search Info wars by name on Google, and it ranks first: Search Phone Number List something like "Google censorship", and Info wars is among the top results: The same goes for a search on “WikiLeaks Clinton” as shown below:
The site's story claiming that Israel played a role in the 9/11 attacks also ranks among the top results for a search on this topic: These are not examples that Phone Number List would occur with a site that has been taken down or censored. Google Quality Raters and What They Do So what happened? We need to start with Google's "Search Quality Raters". It has about 10,000 that it contracts with to do research quality assessments. These reviewers are asked to do a lot of research and then rate the quality of the results they get. These quality reviewers do not have the ability to Phone Number List ban, remove, censor, or penalize any particular listing or site. That's what Google says. It's also something I've never seen happen by the army of freelance search engine optimization professionals – and trust me,