It's quality huh? Do a search for "Lots of websites churn out thousands of low-quality articles for the online ad revenue. Google's not too happy about these so-called content farms showing up in your search results, so recently it struck back."
You'll get this exact same story scraped by about 19 sites.
I'm sorry, I don't guess it's called "scraped content" when news sites do it is it?
Also, I didn't see the NPR article in the top twenty. So who did they scrape it from?
Here is an article that precedes the one linked to in the OP. I am not saying NPR scraped it but it did appear earlier and was written by my son. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of nepotism in my book.
I was looking local furniture stores recently, and it looks like pretty much all/most of them do that. They generally sell the same stuff from the same manufacturers. Lots of companies do the same kind of thing. When you're searching for something reasonably local you don't want to find "Fred's Furniture's" name and address, and then have to look up descriptions from somewhere else. Personally, I don't particularly want the descriptions written by someone like "Fred's" sister-in-law as opposed to someone more experienced at a larger company. I don't mind if the same chair, with the same description, shows up on six different company's site because - for goodsake sake! - it's the same freaking chair (which means it's pretty standard that it's going have the same description). )
Google are to be taken to the European Courts over this practice as it is illegal in the EU. It discriminates against thousands of other businesses, and can potentially cost them millions of dollars. Many firms are also taking class actions against Google over their white lists, which have Rupert Murdoch and AOL on them, thus giving them a "get out of jail" card when it comes to search engine "infractions". And lumping all so-called content farms together is a mistake. Some are better than others.
That is what I was referring to re Anti-Trust Statutes that BIND EVERY US Business.. It is effectively to remove any single entity's ability to create and operate a monopoly! Google get kicked on this on a regular basis... that is their vulnerability!
Not just kill a business with a simple change, but it killed a whole arm of it's own income. When a company is so rich it can kill millions of $$ of it's own income, that's when they make too much money and should be stopped. Just mho.
That is the sad part. Rich enough to lose money to make more money later. I look for the internet to change now to page rank being nothing more than buying an Advertisement placement. Buy it or lose it.
Well ultimately Google are constrained in the Anti-Trust Laws and are NOT as big as they think they are in countries outside of the States! Their policies are ONLY relevant if they are able to drive them.. with the acceptance of people like us who they manipulate to achieve the very dollars that they sell OUR Work for!
Support their competitors and tell the world who they really are... or be apathetic and stop complaining!
Every writer has the ability to influence the masses, but Google PUNT on the fact that they WON'T because they rely on the Short Payment program that they feel they need... Why?
Oh, I do! Bing may show them pretty quick, but Yahoo takes 6-8 weeks a lot of the time to show up in searches. And they do say that on their submission page. But, that is ok for most hubs. AOL just doesn't do it for me with results.
Well it ain't like google is God of the internet. If you keep writing quality hubs, you will rank well with any search engine. Also use our other tools for income. Ebay Amazon Hub-Pages Thanks for sharing the PANDA with us I was not aware of it at all
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