Google updates search algorithm to bury low-quality sites

By Matthew ยท 5 replies
Feb 25, 2011
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  1. Google has adjusted the way its algorithm handles search rankings for low and high quality sites. The search giant makes unannounced tweaks to its engine all the time, but they're usually unnoticed by the masses. However, the latest update reportedly affects some 11.2% of the search giant's queries so the company felt it was appropriate to clue everyone in on the change.

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  2. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    I'm often finding Google sending me to other search engines which simply list the same search terms and results that Google did. These pages aren't useful. I hope that it is these such sites that Google plans to bury.
  3. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Putting forward the "econet" eh?

    Well it sounds the part alright.
  4. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce TS Rookie Posts: 129

    I get it, so when you search for, lets say... a Nirvana lyric: The nirvana fan site will be the first, whereas those lyric sites that just copy paste off each other and completely spam a search result get pushed back.

  5. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    All this does is help make people conform more to the latest standards, which IMO is a good thing.

    So if you're running old useless content with crappy coding, then don't bother being searched.
  6. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    This ought to clean all the irrelevant results every time we run a Google search. Nice job, Google.

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