There's been an oddity reported here and there (e.g. at Lucia's Rank Exploits) that Google isn't suggesting "climate gate" as a query when you type the first few letters in. It is also reported that arch rival Bing does.
This seems to be a partially true claim. At first I thought google was doing terribly since it didn't suggest it at all, then I realized that I was by mistake at Google.fr (the dangers of living in France).
However, when I went to Google.com it was reported.
On the other hand Bing is definitely keener to suggest climate gate to me. I only had to type in CL for the suggestion to pop up.
I thought perhaps I should get a third opinion so I went to Yahoo and it behaved (once I told it to not be French) like Google but I had to type in a bit more
Well this piqued my curiousity so I wondered what about "HARRY_READ_ME"? as a search. Here Yahoo and Bing both did fairly well though Bing was slightly better.
but Google, on the other hand, isn't interested in Harry at all, not even when you type the whole phrase in.
What does this mean? probably nothing other than that more peple use Google and search for more things via it, but it is kind of odd. It also illustrates the same lack of transparency credibility problem as HADRU and GISTEMP do: i.e. since these recommendations are a black box we have no idea how they come up with an answer and hence we may suspect nefarious conspiracy.