As recently reported on Search Engine Land and Online PR Media, the editor and founder of the Infamous complaint site, RipOffReports.com, nearly needed a defibrillator when he learned that his website was no longer showing up in Google's search results.
"…this is Ed Magedson, … I nearly had a heart attack when I learned that Ripoff Report was not being listed on Google search results."
Magedson initially thought that RipOff Report had been banned by Google or even hacked, but later learned that one of his webmasters had accidentally requested that the URL be removed through Google’s Webmaster Tool’s URL removal tool, a tool which allows website owners to remove content from showing up in search results. Magedson was later relieved to learn that removal was temporary and easily fixed.
Ripoff Report Not Banned, But Removes Itself From Google’s Index, Search Engine Land