Google Purges Scraper Sites

Jul 29, 2005 • 10:28 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Yesterday afternoon, GoogleGuy posted a reply [msn #16] at a WebmasterWorld saying:

I believe some scraper sites went out today. It's something that we're going to look more at over time, too.

This inspired a new thread at WebmasterWorld named Scraper Site Clearout Collateral Damage? Where members are upset that Google would deem their sites as "scraper sites."

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07/31/2005 11:46 pm

This is sad. So what is the difference between scraper sites and aggregators. Yes, I've seen some sites that scrape and use the content like their own, but I've also seen and granted requests (to scrape my site) of scraper sites who basically work like aggregators - just not taking advantage of the XML feeds. Nothing wrong with that. Some of the best sites I use are topic-based aggregators and it would be a shame if Google banned them making it harder for people to find them.

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