Google tweaks algorithm to reduce visibility of low-quality sites

New York Times
Google didn’t say so explicitly, but the change appears to be directed in part at so-called content farms like eHow and Answerbag, reports Claire Cain Miller. Google says the tweak will affect 11.8 percent of search queries. || The Official Google Blog: “It is important for high-quality sites to be rewarded, and that’s exactly what this change does.” || Demand Media: “A content library as diverse as ours saw some content go up and some go down.”

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  • Anson Burtch

    This will be interesting because it does seem to me that is always the first link in most common searches.