Google Updating Search Algorithms, Down Ranking Pirate Sites

Posted on Aug 11 2012 - 6:33am by Editorial Staff

Kind of heart-attack for some: Google starting next week will taking into account begin punishing the pirate websites in search results, means the sites with higher numbers of removal notices may appear lower in Google results.

The move designed to “help users find legitimate, quality sources of content more easily. The company received and processed over 4.3 million URL removal requests in the past 30 days alone, more than all of 2009 combined.

“Only copyright holders know if something is authorized, and only courts can decide if a copyright has been infringed; Google cannot determine whether a particular webpage does or does not violate copyright law,” the blog says.

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