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"We deeply care about the people who are generating high-quality content sites, which are the key to a healthy web ecosystem," Singhal said.
"Therefore any time a good site gets a lower ranking or falsely gets caught by our algorithm - and that does happen once in a while even though all of our testing shows this change was very accurate - we make a note of it and go back the next day to work harder to bring it closer to 100 percent."
"That's exactly what we are going to do, and our engineers are working as we speak building a new layer on top of this algorithm to make it even more accurate than it is," Singhal said.
Gotcha. I guess the 2 billion dollar company part of it makes a big difference.
No, YOU have to prove legally that they stole your content and what they did is so bad that they should be taken offline. Any idiot can fill in the blank and write an take down notice. Should they take Apple.com offline as soon as I write and send a bogus DCMA?
Wow reading the comments in the Wired article, even old time WebmasterWorld user EFV, the ever optimist, has been hit with 30% traffic loss. First time I see him complain.
[edited by: tedster at 7:45 pm (utc) on Mar 4, 2011]
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... if they give out too much information to people to fix their sites it just makes it easier for their results to get spammed.
[edited by: kd454 at 5:59 pm (utc) on Mar 4, 2011]
There's some sites that have been using questionable techniques that have gotten a boost from this, and their techniques provide a possible "how-to" for spammers.
usually only 1 ad per page either in middle or bottom of the page.
The sites I design are all squeeky clean
In fact the sites I design have never been affected by any update and I've been a designer for over 11 years.
I usually ignore Adsense insistence on adding bigger ads.
Why would Bing traffic go up?
Im writing this because Google cant give special treatment to one website just because they are a bigshot and they cried on a pr release like some of them did. (God forbid if they had enough money to get a lawyer or issue bad pr's)
The lost traffic was coming in on an assortment of twenty 1-word search terms and then bouncing at over a 90% rate