Leosghost - 2:17 pm on Jul 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
G could fix this and all other related IP abuse problems, scraping and spinning, automated or human re-writing "à la ehow"..very simply ..if they wanted to..
Just give a "submit url" button ( IIRC they used to have one ) either on their search page ( best place ), or on WMT ( worst place, not every webmaster has an account nor wants one )..I don't use WMT , nor will I ..and a huge number of webmasters don't even know WMT exists..
Webmaster creates a page or pages, or alters a page/pages.."submits" immediately..G's system "time stamps" the submission..original attribution assigned..copies not indexed..semantic analysis ( which they claim to be really good at ) would pick up most of the human spun stuff that came along after..
ehow they could just remove as it actually 90% of the time where it's "authors" plagiaried their "reference material" from..<= I won't be holding my breath for them to implement this one..
pubhubsubbub doesn't cut it, as a method of getting in quick after content production.. as it is complex to set up for the average webmaster and was not designed to be run via static sites..
The problem is of Google's making..if they did not make it so profitable via adsense to run sites built from other people's content or creative works or IP, or to link to it on cyber lockers or torrents..most scrapers and content farms ( euphemism for scrapers, and IP abusers, using human re-spinners ) would vanish overnight..
G even runs adsense on certain well known high traffic cyberlockers and on well known high traffic sites that only consist of links to warez and cracked software and abused IP..
If they can automatically and aglorithmically spot "quality" sites, and parse content well enough to rank it and deliver adsense ( even at one time "site and content targeted adsense" ) then they can certainly spot ( and remove, and close adsense accounts ) IP abusers..
But instead they turn a blind eye ..and actually actively facilitate this IP abuse..when it suits their bottom line..as they did with pharma ads..