Google Searches Drop After Damore Firing — Google searches are way down here. In late July, 95 percent of searches for stories on this site were via Google and this overwhelming percentage held through early August.
On Aug. 7, Google fired engineer James Damore after his internal memo warning of a poisonously politically correct culture at the corporate giant went public. Along with causing anger at the action’s hypocrisy and injustice, it woke many to the claims that Google was actively seeking to harm websites that didn’t share their political views, something we find easy to believe.
For the next several days, Google continued to dominate. On Aug. 13, however, something unprecedented occurred. More arrived here via other search engines — mostly DuckDuckGo, Bing and Yahoo — than Google.
Google soon regained it’s prime spot but no longer did it overwhelm. Since Aug. 13, only about 57 percent of those finding us were by Google.
Oh, and more are finding us via search engines, strangely enough.
We happily use Paoli Pa.-based DuckDuckGo for our searches. We have no idea what their politics are but we trust them to be fair.
Here is a link to a BusinessInsider interview with Damore which is worth watching.
Google Searches Drop After Damore Firing