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We’ve been exploring different algorithms to detect content farms, which are sites with shallow or low-quality content. One of the signals we're exploring is explicit feedback from users. To that end, today we’re launching an early, experimental Chrome extension so people can block sites from their web search results.
I wonder if it'll work with the Iron browser? It's Chrome though without Google constantly spying on you.
Google never said that the user data will do anything all on its own - and I can't see how it could. User data is going to give them a lot of data points, yes, but they're bound to combine that information with a lot of other factors.
[edited by: indyank at 1:43 pm (utc) on Feb 15, 2011]
There are a few recipe sites that AREN'T SPAM but I don't like their websites or I'm looking for something different...and they're floating in the top 10 for tonnes of queries.
Where can I buy dislikes?
If installed, the extension also sends blocked site information to Google, and we will study the resulting feedback and explore using it as a potential ranking signal for our search results.engine
I'm not keen on doing Google's job for them.You don't do their job. It's sort of their spam report where you can submit and resubmit forever with no end results seen for your efforts. Bottom line - it's another addition to spying on users.
Who has the resources, money and tech staff to game this system (if it can be gamed)?