Mysterious Drop in Google Traffic Comes from China

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A spontaneous decline in traffic to Google services was accounted for via the company’s constantly updated transparency report, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The source of the traffic drop? China. A Google representative told The Wall Street Journal that nothing appeared out of the ordinary on their side of things.

China, however, has been known to regularly block websites. In the past, such web presences have included Facebook, Google service YouTube and more.

In the recent past, Google search has remained available in China while the country has censored other services from the provider such as Google Plus and Picasa. The communist country uses technology commonly dubbed its “great firewall” to administer the censorship.