Content Farms Must Die

By Deane Barker on February 16, 2011

Google cracking down on content farms with Chrome: I wonder if the era of the content farm is coming to an end.  This is a pretty ingenious way to mine the Google user base for crap sites.

In a post on Google’s official blog, the search giant on Monday invited users of its Chrome Web browser to take part in a test of an extension that will let them block certain sites from their search results.

Adding the extension will let users create a “personal blocklist.” They won’t see content from that site again in Google searches done while using Chrome.

It also sends Google a list of all the sites users have blocked.

I hope copycat sites are next – we need to kill the sites that just re-print content from Wikipedia or Stack Overflow.



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