macas - 9:51 pm on Mar 3, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 10:08 pm (utc) on Mar 3, 2011]
Since I don't have too much time to talk around ( paticilar on this section ) because I'm trying to put back website(s) in shape from SE disater and algo-changes, I'll start this
topic directly pointing on niche which becomes "wild wild west" near "Algo Farmer".
Am I only one WHO SEE this ? Is algo change ruined completely Graphic/Image related sites?
In last six months ( or more ) I never seen some many ways of scraping graphics/images around the web and spamming real source. In this niche every solid or reliable website who had original or at least licenced to redistributed content ( Graphics/Images , and yes THIS IS STILL content ) is trashed and ruined by buch of big scrappers websites and also hotlinking thieves.
They don't spam just Google Images , they even start to spam Google Search Engine and
literally copy/past whole page from original source. And no , they didn't punish them ,they punish a original source/ website with original content.
Things can be more appsurd (or they can ?) ...
I'm goona recapitulate some happening in near past :
A new trend with Google Images : Hotlinked images on malware pages around Google Images
Crawl errors images on owner website with copyright which issue are Hot Linked
Hacked mobile google image results
A clever money-making scheme taking advantage of google-image search ( Hotlinking Thieves )
The Beginning Of Disaster - New layout
Well as you can see or read , this is more then nightmare, I must pinch myself every time when I see this kind of news about Google Images but this is truth but Google stuff dont pay attention at all( or they become blind ) . With this algo-change solid and reliable websites are gone from bad to worse and big scrappers are still there and taking everything what's left .
I would like to join me on this discuss everyone who are familiar with this and have a
website related to graphics/images.
[edited by: tedster at 10:08 pm (utc) on Mar 3, 2011]