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Google Algorithm Testing – Search Giant Calls for Help Detecting Scrapers

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Google Algorithm Testing – Search Giant Calls for Help Detecting Scrapers
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Google announced that it is testing algorithmic changes for scraper sites – blog scrapers in particular. The company is calling on users to help them.

“We are asking for examples, and may use data you submit to test and improve our algorithms,” the company says on a “Report Scraper Pages” form, found here.

Google’s head of web spam, Matt Cutts, tweeted about the new initiative:

Scrapers getting you down? Tell us about blog scrapers you see: http://t.co/6HPhROS We need datapoints for testing. 1 day ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

This testing comes after months of iterations of Google’s Panda Update, designed to improve the quality of search results, though there has been no shortage of complaints about scrapers ranking over original content in that time.

The testing also follows a recent, big refresh of Google’s spam submission process, discussed here.

This past week, Google shared an interesting video, providing an inside look at the search algorithm tweaking process. While no earth shattering information was necessarily contained, it did provide a rare visual glimpse into the process. Watch it below.

Google Algorithm Testing – Search Giant Calls for Help Detecting Scrapers
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  • http://www.letstalkproductions.com Rhonda Clark

    I am glad that changes are being made for better quality searches. I’ve been on the internet since it first became made available to the public and too often in searches, irrelevant results have come up and they are usually sites of companies that are stronger and can pay to have search engine optimization, marketing and links built on a consistent basis.

    The problem with this is that users get marketed to. It seems simple enough that if a user types in a phrase and that phrase is included on a page, that only pages with that phrase “only” should show up. It is inaccurate results to offer every term and it’s variations in the results.

    Most users do not know to type quotes around a term for specific searches. This might be a helpful hint that Google can offer as a suggestion to help people better find what they are looking for on the web.

  • http://www.cosmeticsurgerymarketingguide.com/ Aalapi

    I am ready to help Google in it but I have one problem with them. I have complain Google from my webmaster tool account but I don’t get any response from Google regarding it. Its OK if you are not taking any action against those website but atleast give the reasons behind it.

  • http://eatmore-losemore.blogspot.com sandra C.

    I have had many of my articles which I have posted, copied onto other sites which now outrank mine.

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