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Google Plans to Combat Search Spam [Mashable]

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jaytal, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. jaytal

    jaytal Registered Member

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    Hi I just read this on Mashable even though it's been out for one day.

    Main points highlighted are to two google changes in their algorithm
    1. Reduction in spam pages(aka forum, blogposts)
    2. Blogfarms, autoblogs

    http://mashable.com/2011/01/21/google-combat-search-spam/

    Do you think it'll make xrumer blasts and scrapeboxing a lot harder? Any thoughts?
     
  2. M.N.A

    M.N.A Registered Member

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    Time to change some things then ...
     
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    Scrape Box is not much effective nowadays ...
     
  4. kirahster

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    I don't recall seeing in the article that they were going to reduce the indexing of blog posts or forum profiles for that matter. It looks to me like they are going to do something about websites that have zero original content meaning probably autoblogs. But then again there are a lot of news sites that depend purely on the content from other sites.

    I'd say to just make sure that you throw some original stuff in there too.

    It also says that they have some kind of document level classifier so this looks like they may be after spun content but then again unless Google plan to go out there and plan to read every web page with human eyes how are they going to know. They are probably pinpointing some footprint or another that indicates spun content and going after that.

    Who knows though. All I know is that I am going to keep doing what I am doing. If something changes then I will adjust my game plan if I need to other than that I am not going to worry about every article that pops up on the web.

    I honestly think that Google release this kind of stuff to scare people but at the end of the day there is not too much they can do.
     
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    thenew3ra Junior Member

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    Interesting statement. I would agree with them. Many billions of websites. So much robots can do to do a good job and so much humans can do in the time they are given. Google can't do to much.

    Thanks,
    Austin
     
  6. johnwho

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    That's what I thought too. Lets see how this changes will affect our sites.