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Google Fires Back About Search Engine Spam

January 21st, 2011 01:25 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

coondoggie writes “The folks at Google are taking issue over spam and the quality of Google searches, which some claim has gone down in recent months. Today on Google’s official blog, Principal Engineer Matt Cutts said, ‘January brought a spate of stories about Google’s search quality. Reading through some of these recent articles, you might ask whether our search quality has gotten worse. The short answer is that according to the evaluation metrics that we’ve refined over more than a decade, Google’s search quality is better than it has ever been in terms of relevance, freshness and comprehensiveness. Today, English-language spam in Google’s results is less than half what it was five years ago, and spam in most other languages is even lower than in English.’ Cutts also explained that the company has made a few significant changes to their method of indexing.”

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