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.