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... attention has shifted instead to “content farms,” which are sites with shallow or low-quality content. In 2010, we launched two major algorithmic changes focused on low-quality sites. Nonetheless, we hear the feedback from the web loud and clear: people are asking for even stronger action on content farms and sites that consist primarily of spammy or low-quality content. We take pride in Google search and strive to make each and every search perfect. The fact is that we’re not perfect, and combined with users’ skyrocketing expectations of Google, these imperfections get magnified in perception. However, we can and should do better.
One misconception that we’ve seen in the last few weeks is the idea that Google doesn’t take as strong action on spammy content in our index if those sites are serving Google ads. To be crystal clear:
Google absolutely takes action on sites that violate our quality guidelines regardless of whether they have ads powered by Google;
Displaying Google ads does not help a site’s rankings in Google; and
Buying Google ads does not increase a site’s rankings in Google’s search results. [googleblog.blogspot.com...]
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As “pure webspam” has decreased over time, attention has shifted instead to “content farms,” which are sites with shallow or low-quality content
Google decides what goes in their index based on their algo-good or not. If G doesn't like what it sees they will move on
"Quality" aside, where does their economic incentive lie?
I'd argue that a well built site with a bunch of quality content pages has the potential to outrank Wikipedia IF that site is exclusively about the subject of the query. That is to say, stay focused like a lasor beam if you want a shot at ranking well at Google.
internetheaven: So now I HAVE TO WRITE a junk piece of SEO nonsense on my front pages to stay in the index
Do you really trust Google to be able to understand nuances, dialects, garbage and spam?
Does anyone in this forum still believe that Googles algo is coded to return the most relevant results ?
At it’s core, this new Google algorithm seems to punish information sharing in favor of protectionist conglomerates with large writing staffs. We in the alternative media would do well to recognize that these actions being taken by the elite of the media world are just another sign of their weakened state.
I am looking at the latest of many ehow articles to cite my site as a source.
When you contact the eHow moderators and complain about the copyright violations they treat you like a criminal ...