Can Google Solve The Scraper Problem?

Google has a form called the Scraper Report for people to report when they see a scraper site ranking ahead of the original content that it’s scraping. The idea is that you can let Google know about people stealing your…

News Flash: Your “Private” Porn Has a Good Chance of Going Public

If you are uploading sexually explicit photos and videos or yourself and/or your partner to the internet, you’re already living dangerously, my friend. And if you think that you will be able to keep it relatively private (or at least…

Google Has “Exciting” Scraper Related Stuff in the Pipeline

Google Webmaster Central tweeted out a new Matt Cutts video today, discussing the Panda update and scrapers. The specific question addressed is: “I understand that the recent farmer update (Panda) gives a penalty for poor content. Given the penalty scrapers…

Google Algorithm Testing – Search Giant Calls for Help Detecting Scrapers

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…