tedster - 11:47 pm on Jan 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
Can someone define "content farm"?
That's the whole challenge, I'd say. It's sort of like Justice Stewart's infamous quote about defining obscenity: "I know it when I see it."
The big deal with content farms is that some of them are making a ton of money and have a lot of "employees". Of course the content doesn't really do you much good as a search result because it's
1. superficially researched
2. derivative to the nth generation away from any real source
3. written only to trigger the Google rankings, not to serve the visitor in any real way.
How any algo is going to asses those characteristics is beyond me.