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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-04-11 08:28 AM
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Blekko Bans eHow and Other Content Farms, will google follow suit?
Blekko Bans eHow and Other Content Farms
Is it only a matter of time before Google punishes known content farms too?


TechCrunch reports that Blekko is now (or about to) block the top 20 sites its users have marked as a source of web spam. The list includes prominent content producers eHow.com and answerbag.com.

ehow.com
experts-exchange.com
naymz.com
activehotels.com
robtex.com
encyclopedia.com
fixya.com
chacha.com
23people.com
download3k.com
petitionspot.com
thefreedictionary.com
networkedblogs.com
buzzillions.com
shopwiki.com
wowxos.com
answerbag.com
allexperts.com
freewebs.com
copygator.com

This can only put additional pressure on Google to focus on content farms and whether it wants to continue to rank their articles so highly. WebProNews has recently written a series of articles focusing on how eHow and other large article sites are dominating thousands of Google search results. According to Demand Media founder Richard Rosenblatt, Demand has already produced over 3 million articles that are now indexed in Google. They are producing 7,000 pieces of content per day and intend to increase this quantity. Rosenblatt also states that the quality of their content is extremely important and that they are always trying to improve it.

http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2011/02/01/blekko-ban...
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