That's my theory...
Many HP'ers have emailed in the past month letting me know that one night a few weeks ago Yahoo removed HousingPANIC from its search listings. Right after we really went after the corrupt Orange Man Angelo Mozilo and his insider dealings at soon-to-go-bankrupt Countrywide. Gee, maybe something to do with the millions of dollars of ads that Countrywide does on Yahoo? Ya think?
Type in "housingpanic" in google (a real search engine, vs. yahoo's corrupted bulls*it) and guess what, you get http://housingpanic.blogspot.com as the #1 result. Of course you do. Any search engine who didn't give that the #1 slot isn't worth your time.
Type that into Yahoo what do you get? Not HP. Not to be found. It's like we've never existed. Like we don't have over 3,500 posts and 5.6 million page views. Nope, it's like Mozilo and Countrywide want. Silence.
Here's a few more tests of where HP rates at random - do your own test too for fun:
"countrywide mozilo corrupt" - google #6, yahoo not in top 50
"countrywide housing crash" - google #2, yahoo not in top 50
"housing bubble blog" - google #3, yahoo not in top 50
"housing crash mozilo" - google #1, yahoo not in top 50
"housing panic blog" - google #1, yahoo not in top 50
"angelo mozilo is orange" - google #1 (of course!), yahoo not in top 50
If you'd like fight the evildoers at Countrywide and Yahoo, report this unfairness and censorship here
I made sure HP was on the Yahoo domain register (it is), and sent a note to Yahoo and got back a note that everything was fine. I sent them back an email that they're corrupted and a bogus search engine that deserves to get clobbered by google. Needless to say the as*holes didn't respond.
And here's a personal note from HP to Angelo Mozilo at Countrywide - that you'll find one day only if you google it:
ANGELO MOZILO CAN KISS MY BLOGGER ASS
Note I'm short CFC and think Angelo Mozilo and Yahoo suck. If you use yahoo search, stop it, and switch to google. Fu*k 'em.