Leosghost - 7:41 pm on Jun 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
There are more MFAs, scrapers and people behind spam in the USA than anywhere else..
Look at where the adsense payout figures say the money goes to..
The Indians and Chinese etc get accused of sending spam ( everyone glosses over who they send it for ) and scraping, and content theft..but in reality they are waaaaaay behind the USA..
Google's data shows this ..to the plex and anyone else who looks carefully..
What webmasters in the rest of the world get up to is a much smaller deal ..Google want cleaner serps..they go straight to where the biggest problem is, they next rolled it out to the UK ..another "get rich by any means, fair or foul" society"..
They deal with these two areas ..more than half their job is done..
Just read who has been complaining about panda..and then who has been admitting to using other peoples content or scraping or "curating" ..or re-writing or spinning..and where they are from..
Look at the published lists of who was hit..where are the vast majority based, where are their owners from..the USA and the UK..
Nothing to do with targeting..Google aimed for where by far the worst of problem comes from...and began there.