Google News Quality Post: Spam Getting Worse?

Jun 24, 2010 • 7:51 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Earlier this month, we speculated that Google News is getting spammy, way spammier than it ever was.

We based this assumption based on the number of complaints in the forum thread.

Today, I spotted a Googler, Inbal, posting a single thread talking about quality in the Google News Help forum. Inbal said:

Thank you for taking the time to share your specific issues about the quality of Google News sites. While we usually won't reply to most feedback, please know that your feedback is helping to improve the experience for millions of other Google News users.

Seems interesting to me that Google would say something like this now. Is this a sign that there is an issue or like I said last time, are more people just aware of how to complain?

Forum discussion at Google News Help.

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Michael Martinez

06/24/2010 05:17 pm

Now they even have malware showing up in the Google News results. Looks like they removed the site I heard about but you never know.


06/24/2010 05:30 pm

Bad quality is not limited to smaller sites. The other day, I clicked through a Reuters link hoping to find an interesting article, but all I found was the heading (yes, just the heading) on an ad filled page.

Jamie Barclay

06/24/2010 11:28 pm

I have been a victim of Google spams before. I hope they would really address this issue since it will be a cause of people not using them.

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