dstiles - 8:55 pm on Jan 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
When G started its geolocation a few years ago we were forced to buy half a dozen new domain names and start two new sites, just to be able to get world-wide trade back on one site (which we had prior to this using a UK domain). So G has been responsible for years for over-loading the web with new, unnecessary sites and buying up unnecessary domains.
This probably even suggested to spammers that this was the way to go. I know that since G promoted spam sites above real ones the scraping attempts on my server have increased dramatically as bad hats (presumably) try to use our content to take over our positions.