Attention! Google algorithms can label your website/blog as “Content Farm”

By | February 27, 2011

google content farm algorithmAfter so many changes that Google made recently in their search ranking algorithm, the new thing for which every blogger and webmaster should be concerned is the so called “Content Farm Google Update”, the latest element which Google incorporated in their search ranking algorithm.


Google’s goal is that through this element to prevent the manipulation that can be made by the socalled Content Farm websites that create huge amount of content and thousands of articles in single day (like eHow) usually writen by ordinary people and not by experts or simply said: they want to distinguish the best from the worst. So we can see that Google wants through this method to avoid such websites that offer low quality content, but I’m afraid that they will do it right.


This recent search engine algorithm update by Google made a huge impact on lots of popular websites and blogs causing reduction in their organic traffic source. But the worst thing is that a lots of quality content blogs are already suffering from this fenomenon by getting labeled as “Content Farm” and all this by mistake.

The most recent example is the Amit Agarwals Digital Inspiration, one of the most popular high quality content blogs in the net, which unfortunately suffered a huge fall in his traffic which comes from organic sources.

Amit Agarwal in his blog states:

“However, what makes me more sad is the fact that Google algorithms have labeled Digital Inspiration as a ‘content farm’ despite having tons of high-quality and original articles. And there’s little I can do about it.”


Days ago people from Google wrote this on the GoogleBlog:

“Our goal is simple: to give people the most relevant answers to their queries as quickly as possible. This requires constant tuning of our algorithms, as new content—both good and bad—comes online all the time.”


So there is nothing that we can do, just let’s hope that our blogs will not be labeled by mistake as content farm. Otherwise it will be difficult to hang with all these new changes.

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