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Cause they've been asking, they've been searching

02/28/11

Cause they've been asking, they've been searching

"Google Revamps to Fight Cheaters" reports the Wall Street Journal:

Last month, Google acknowledged it "can and should do better" to beat back sites that "copy content from other websites" or provide information that is "just not very useful" but are ranked highly anyway.

"I've never seen Google be attacked on the relevancy of their results the way they have these past couple of months," said Danny Sullivan, editor of a widely read blog about the field called Search Engine Land.

The debate about Google's results was sparked by a recent blog post by Vivek Wadhwa, a former technology executive and a visiting scholar at the University of California-Berkeley. He wrote that his students had trouble finding basic information about the founders of start-up companies on Google.

"The problem is that content on the internet is growing exponentially and the vast majority of this content is spam," or of little use, he wrote. "Google has become a jungle."

Hopefully this will increase the quality of searches for warez and pirated music torrents.

Wait, did I just say that?

  02:54:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Technology, Humor

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