New Google Search Algorithm Aims to Stop Piracy
September 10, 2012
Afterdawn.com recently reported on more changes in the Google search algorithm in the article “Just Search Reviews Google Anti Piracy Algorithm.”
According to the article, 2012 has been marked as a year of changes for Google’s search algorithm. The release of Google Panda and Google Penguin updates, which are responsible for targeting low quality link updates and spammers, have resulted in major changes to the algorithms affecting those who submit search queries.
However, Panda and Penguin are only two of the updates that Google has already made this year. The article states:
“The latest update, which is yet to be christened with an official name, is chiefly geared towards demoting sites in the search results that are continually linked to copyright infringement complaints. The new search results will be organised according to the current wide range of algorithm factors, but their order also take into account the number of valid copyright removal notices Google has received about a specific domain. Sites with a large number of notices should start to be placed lower down in the SERPs once the changes take effect.”
While Google has been criticized for using its latest algorithm to wipe out competition along with piracy sites, according to a recent statement from the Search Giant, this update applies to all websites even YouTube and Blogger which are owned by Google. I’m looking forward to see if Google holds true to their word or if this is just another scheme to stay on top.
Jasmine Ashton, September 10, 2012