---- Content Farm Detection - What Might Google Do?
TheMadScientist - 7:21 am on Jan 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
I would have thought that a strong indicator is a low proportion of outbound links other than adverts.
Eh, that's tough though, because if they drop the nofollow links from the link graph as they say they do, then the low quality outbound linking probably looks much like a high quality gov or edu site...
As I said in the other thread, IMO The thing they will have to do to really 'get it right' in this area is find a reliable 'correctness signal' rather than 'quality signals' ... If they can do this they'll nail it, but it's not as easy to determine the 'correctness' of a page as it is to associate 'quality signals' with a page.
It's a real challenge they have if they are going to get it right on this one, because links, publishing frequency, grammatical correctness, etc. don't tell the story of whether a page is a 'correct result' or 'quality result' and IMO there's a BIG difference.