I Knew Google Would Deal With Content Farms

Image representing Google as depicted in Crunc...Image via CrunchBaseAbout a decade ago when blogs became popular as a platform, the blogosphere started seriously skewing the Google search results. Google took care of that. Google made the problems go away. In the recent years content farms have messed things up. I have known all along that Google has what it takes to take care of the problem. And looks like Google just delivered.

Content farms do have their place. But they don't get to skew search results.
The Official Google Blog: Finding More High-Quality Sites In Search: in the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking—a change that noticeably impacts 11.8% of our queries ..... designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites .... better rankings for high-quality sites—sites with original content and information such as research, in-depth reports, thoughtful analysis and so on. ..... the Personal Blocklist Chrome extension ...... If you take the top several dozen or so most-blocked domains from the Chrome extension, then this algorithmic change addresses 84% of them
Search Engine Land: Google Forecloses On Content Farms With “Farmer” Algorithm Update “scraper” sites and “content farms.”

ReadWriteWeb: Google Announces "Big Algorithmic Improvement" to Search
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