Things are looking up...
"Google on Friday said it is tweaking its search formula to give higher priority to legal content and sink rankings for websites hit with piracy complaints...."
http://news.yahoo.com/google-sink-pirat … 19368.html
Wow, this an awesome addition to Google. Thank you for sharing!
A long time coming...
A second article: http://news.yahoo.com/google-voluntaril … 16430.html
If you look back at Google's original announcement, this algorithm change isn't specifically targeting piracy sites.
It's a change to Google's ranking of websites based on the number of DMCA takedown notices received about that website.
I think article sites like Hubpages may not be entirely immune to such an algo tweak, since over the years there probably have been some DMCA takedown notices filed against HP due to the improper actions of one member or another. Hopefully, if the majority of a site's content has NOT received a takedown notice, this factor's bite will be mitigated.
Greekgeek, do you think this could affect individual subdomains? Even if HP did have some DMCA's before?
I don't think it's a problem in general with this site. It's only a select group of people who steal content. Staff has never mentioned it nor have others.
I wonder if they may go by a percentage type of thing and/or if they may go by notices against the actual owner of the site - like the people who set up and run whole blogs full of copied stuff. I'd think HP might be better off if something along those lines is what they'll do.
And another article with lots of worthy links.
http://news.yahoo.com/google-making-har … 00199.html
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