Brett_Tabke - 1:24 pm on Aug 26, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: Brett_Tabke at 2:14 pm (utc) on Aug 27, 2012]
Remember when Google announced earlier this month that "the number of valid copyright removal notices we receive for any given site" will now be part of the algo?
Google also introduced the Google Transparency Report to help notice these changes: [webmasterworld.com...] [google.com...]
Looks like Google is getting far more than they ever bargained for?
The massive wave of DMCA takedowns sent by rightsholders to Google in recent months is growing at an astonishing rate. During the past month the number of takedown requests received by the search giant doubled to almost 1.5 million URLs per week. To put that into perspective, exactly one year ago weekly URL takedowns numbered just 131,577 per week, an increase of 1,137%.
During the week starting August 13, Google received takedown requests for 1,496,220 URLs, up 35% on the record set just two weeks earlier and a huge 1,137% increase over the 131,577 URL takedowns requested August 8 2011.
Google says that during the last four weeks it was asked by 1,825 copyright owners and 1,406 anti-piracy reporting organizations to remove 5,733,402 URLs across 32,545 domains, truly huge numbers which on recent trends look likely to increase.
While Google’s Transparency Report provides a much-valued window into the world of DMCA takedowns, it has also raised awareness among rightsholders. As can be seen from the graph above, takedown requests were fairly steady until May when the report was first published and now the stats have gone through the roof.
Google is receiving over a million requests for result removals a week. The past month has looked like this, in terms of those contacting the company:
1,825 copyright owners
1,406 anti-piracy reporting organizations
That's downright insane for a single month, and it could well continue to increase. Google's Transparency Report was published earlier this year, but since its publication, figures have rocketed. Perhaps the groups doing the reporting have gotten wise to the results, so waited until they couldn't be impacted by their requests? [neowin.net...]
Google online content removal tool: [support.google.com...]
Google Transparency Report : [google.com...]
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 2:14 pm (utc) on Aug 27, 2012]