It has now been just over a week since Google has failed to acknowledge this blog's posts in its searches, especially for books. I have been trying, with the help of Typepad's Help Team (thank you), to re-register the blog with Google - not that I ever registered it to start with - all to no avail to date. Actual online help instructions from both Typepad and Google proved to be inadequate on the detail when it comes to verification of a site, particularly a Typepad blog. How to upload a metatag or HTML file still beats me.
And this evening, I have now read on another Google page that site verification does not affect Google's crawl anyway. Google has an online help forum, but it's not clear who does the replying and I see a few queries like mine already. The answers don't provide me with further clue. Google contact appears to be by telephone only, so I can't raise a query by email.
No apologies for the controversial headline above. I'm hoping someone at Google might notice. Only recently when I queried the number of appearances of Asda on The Apprentice someone from Wal-Mart in the US left a comment to make sure I was clear on the matter.
If any regular readers have a clue on the above, please get in touch. I'd love to hear from you. (The only random hits are coming via something called bing.com these days, and oddly, Google's image searches.)
If I have to move this blog's resources to another location, it will be Vox or Wordpress; definitely not Blogger, another tentacle in the Google empire.
And yes, I'm smarting. Wouldn't you be?
UPDATE 23:34: Thanks to Typepad's help I have now managed to log in to Google Webmaster. Now I have to try and work out what the errors are...
UPDATE 14 June 09, 14:45: Did not have much joy with the Wordpress template in the end. Have now set up on Blogger too.