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MN Feminism chat not appearing in google search results

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LostAmongstTheWheat Sun 18-Aug-19 10:03:04

Just thought I'd mention it...

Usually find my way here by googling "mumsnet feminism". First link pointed to Feminism Chat.
Now even googling "mumsnet feminism chat" doesn't return the result.
(I'm not signed in on my browser or anything else I can think of that would affect it.)

SheWhoMustBeSilent Sun 18-Aug-19 10:04:13

It appeared when I just searched Google.

SpartacusAutisticus Sun 18-Aug-19 10:10:02

Yep, comes up for me too.

KatvonHostileExtremist Sun 18-Aug-19 10:13:34

Disappeared for me the last couple of days, does that every now and again. Weird.

fairhairedfairy Sun 18-Aug-19 10:14:37

It's not showing up for me either.

Comes up with some actual threads with titles like "Feminism chat" but no link to the main board.

Whereas if I google Mumsnet AIBU it shows the main AIBU board link.

Curious

Verite1 Sun 18-Aug-19 10:17:03

First link is mumsnet feminism activism for me. Feminist chat is third link.

fairhairedfairy Sun 18-Aug-19 10:20:43

Is it a link to the Feminism Chat board or is it a link to a thread titled "Feminist chat"?

LangCleg Sun 18-Aug-19 10:22:41

I see it when I search.

whensa Sun 18-Aug-19 10:30:38

This came up on the first page of results, quite a nice article. Wonder if they'd print the same article now? I think most of it still stands, although obviously the elephant has entered the room since then...

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/aug/30/mumsnet-social-media-forums-feminism

fairhairedfairy Sun 18-Aug-19 10:34:55

Can anyone post a screenshot of it showing up in a search?

This is what I get and the Feminism Chat board is nowhere to be seen.

ArnoldWhatshisknickers Sun 18-Aug-19 10:46:20

The first result I get is for the 'Feminist Activism' board rather than FWR, which strikes me as odd given how much quieter that section is than FWR.

Second is an AIBU thread asking 'Has feminism ruined your life?'

3rd is the 'Feminist Theory' board, again much quieter than FWR.

No FWR or FWR thread in the first three pages of results.

Sorry, I'm not techy so no screen shots.

ArnoldWhatshisknickers Sun 18-Aug-19 10:47:55

Sorry, that should all read Feminism Chat for FWR.

Lamahaha Sun 18-Aug-19 11:14:38

It comes up for me, but only in third place. MN Feminist Activism comes up first.

koshkat Sun 18-Aug-19 11:51:10

I did not find it like i usually do either. Something's up.

AnotherNightWatering Sun 18-Aug-19 11:55:17

Ditto (to koshkat)

ByGrabtharsHammarWhatASaving Sun 18-Aug-19 11:55:18

Just googled Mumsnet feminism and it came up as the first search result for me, linking to feminism chat. Maybe it depends on the search engine. I'm using ecosia.

yulet Sun 18-Aug-19 11:58:58

Yy, I get the same as redhairedfairy.

That is so scary - someone at google has just decided what people will find.

Surely that's not okay?

yulet Sun 18-Aug-19 12:01:02

That or mumsnet has hidden certain pages from search engines?

2BthatUnnoticed Sun 18-Aug-19 12:44:44

Yes same as kosh for me, the last couple of days it’s been.

I think someone at Google has adjusted the search algorithm to hide FWR from public view.

fairhairedfairy Sun 18-Aug-19 12:59:16

Just tried Duck Duck Go then Yahoo and the top result for "Mumsnet Feminism" on both was the Feminism chat board.

So it's a Google thing.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sun 18-Aug-19 13:05:28

Just tried Bing and top hit was Feminist Chat board. Google via Edge took me to a specific thread on the Feminist Chat board. Google via Chrome and Firefox ditto.

MargueritaBlue Sun 18-Aug-19 13:06:05

Searched "Mumsnet Feminist Chat"

Every result is this forum

MargueritaBlue Sun 18-Aug-19 13:08:50

Mumsnet Feminism both searches are Google

fairhairedfairy Sun 18-Aug-19 13:13:09

Yes those are Mumsnet threads but it doesn't link to the main Feminism chat board, which it used to do.

MargueritaBlue Sun 18-Aug-19 13:13:39

I think someone at Google has adjusted the search algorithm to hide FWR from public view

I got exactly the same results using Google on my work phone which I don't ever use for accessing this site.

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