Do not ask for whom the Google tolls. It tolls for me.
I woke up this morning to discover that I no longer exist. The entire contents of this blog has been erased from Google’s index. Every post. Every last bon mot. Gone. Without a trace.
But unlike most bloggers who would issue this kind of complaint, Nick Carr is influential enough to get an immediate response from Google in his comments section, and his site has now been restored to the index:
I am from Google’s web search team. It looks like your site was removed because it has been hacked. We tried to send you an email last Friday with information on what happened, but it was difficult to find a contact. Full details are in our webmaster console which can be found at http://google.com/webmasters. You also now have my email address and I can share more details with you directly.