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[Geek] Google rolls out major search algorithm update

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According to Google, this change should have a positive impact:

In the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking—a change that noticeably impacts 11.8% of our queries—and we wanted to let people know what’s going on. This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful. At the same time, it will provide better rankings for high-quality sites—sites with original content and information such as research, in-depth reports, thoughtful analysis and so on.
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Uh oh, looks like there is more to this than meets the eye!

Google search to reward high-quality sites

Google to content farms: It's war


Edited by _GTech - 2/25/11 at 2:34pm
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Geniuses.
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Nice, but i think i'll keep WOT running on Firefox for just in case lol.
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A seriously needed update. Cool!
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What an coincidence, I was just trying to enable SSL Google searches in my Firefox search bar
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Their new algorithm blows. OCN is the #2 listing for the search "Overclock".

#1 or bust.
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Does this mean easy to find pr0nz?

I mean my pr0nz is very important.

/LOL

This should help greatly for research, as I hate getting spam sites.
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Their new algorithm blows. OCN is the #2 listing for the search "Overclock".

#1 or bust.
This ^

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crap, this isn't good for me
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So does this mean when I'm searching for something I won't find 10 pages containing the exact same links to various related articles?

Awesome. Google's search results are nothing but spam these days. Every other link seems to be some rapidshare search or a list of articles.
    
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