Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Google's Content Farm Algorithm Rolled Out. Did it Harm your Website?

A lot of Search Engine Optimization Experts and webmasters complained about a recent and significant decrease of rankings and traffic from Google at WebmasterWorld Thread posted last January 26, 2011. This became a speculation that the Content Spam Detection Algorithm might be the reason why some websites were dropped from ranking well in Google.

To resolve that Search Engine Optimization issue, Matt Cutts who works for the Search Quality group in Google confirmed this in his blog post that they already launched the “Google's Content Farm Algorithm”. This algorithm change has made it more hard for spammy on-page content to rank highly as it detects spam on each web page such as repeated spammy words (the kind of phrases you tend to see in junky, automated and self promoting blog comments).

Was your website hit by this latest Content Farm Algorithm? I've seen a lot of webmasters claimed their website was affected by this algorithm change even though they have unique and powerful content. Share us your experiences!

Source: SEO Roundtable

UPDATE from Search Engine Roundtable (February1, 2011) - "I was wrong in assuming the "content farm algorithm" was live. It is not live yet. What is live is the algorithm to block low-quality scraper sites from showing up in the Google index." - says Barry Schwartz


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