Google says "Triumphalize this!"
Mithras has noticed a troubling development:
In the past few hours, Google apparently updated its database and moved blogs way, way down the list of search results. First Atrios mentioned it and thought it strange, and then Sisyphus Shrugged found it had happened to her. That prompted me to google my own site, and it's true for me, too: this blog was the first search result for "Fables of the reconstruction" and the third (I recall) for "Mithras" until now. Now, it is the 53rd result for "Fables of the reconstruction" and does not appear at all in the first 200 results for "Mithras" (although, strangely, my profiles on other websites do show up in those results.)
Strangely, this blog still has a google pagerank of 5 (out of 10), which is google's numerical way of denoting importance. [Read the whole thing.]