Afternoon Mystery: Google Banishes Self From SERPs

This post has been updated.

Google appears to have wiped two of its important products from its own search results pages. As of this writing, searches for “Google AdWords” and “Google Analytics” do not appear in the first page of organic search results. A search for AdWords turns up a sponsored listing, but no natural one. The top two results for both terms are the products’ Wikipedia pages, followed by their official blogspot blogs.

Check it out:

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(hat tip Bryan Eisenberg)

UPDATE: Google informed us that the SERPs for Google Analytics and Google AdWords were resolved within an hour of this blog post. A quick check confirmed this to be true.

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