Matt Cutts, who heads the webspam team at Google (GOOG), today announced a change to Google's search algorithm which aims to improve results and reward sites which contribute original content to the Internet. Sites that scrape or copy other sites' content will be demoted.
From the post, it sounds like the change is a small one but, if successful in meeting its objectives, could be followed by more significant changes: More
Spam sites are mostly benefiting from Adsense advertising...and so is Google.
Today, Google's (GOOG) Matt Cutts blogged that they were aware of the recent complaints about spammy search results and were taking actions to correct them. But complaints aren't just that Google is showing spammy sites in the search results. There is concern that the reason those spam sites are showing up higher than the original content they are reproducing is MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 21, 2011 3:46 PM ET
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