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Matt Cutts: We just started a new ranking update today for some spammy queries. See 2:30-3:10 of this video: [goo.gl...] #smx
Google has officially launched a new search update to target “spammy queries” such as payday loan, #*$!ographic and other heavily spammed queries.
Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam, announced this on Twitter saying “We just started a new ranking update today for some spammy queries.” He pointed to the video he published where he talked about upcoming Google SEO changes.
Our summary then was:
While queries that tend to be spammy in nature, such as [pay day loans] or some #*$!ographic related queries, were somewhat less likely to be a target for Google’s search spam team – Matt Cutts said Google is more likely to look at this area in the near future. He made it sound like these requests are coming from outside of Google and thus Google wants to address those concerns with these types of queries.
The major problem with Payday Loans was that the Wordpress Social Media widget had its source code compromised ...
serve a result when there is one to be servednot that difficult on the keywords in question - theres about 3 or 4 major players in the UK
What I find really interesting is that it even outranks Wikipedia. I would have thought Google would have just tweaked up Wikipedia's power for those particular searches.