Are DMCA Requests Up After Google's Algorithm Announcement? Nope.

Aug 27, 2012 • 9:12 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google DMCAOn August 10th, Google announced that valid DMCA requests are part of their algorithms for search quality.

We expected a bunch of new SEO services to come up where you would pay a monthly fee to submit your competitors sites to Google's DMCA forms. We expected that DMCA takedown requests would surge.

But have they? Some say they have, but have they in response to Google's search quality announcement? Maybe not.

Google's transparency report shows August 13th take down requests versus August 20th and the number is slightly down from the 13th to the 20th.

Google DMCA August 13

Google DMCA August 20

In fact, it is down almost 5%. August 13th had 1,496,220 and August 20th had 1,427,369 take down requests.

It is way too early to tell now but I'd expect the number to continue to rise, with or without it being part of the Google algorithm.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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08/27/2012 06:46 pm

Just imagine if someone initiated a discussion about a potential stock price based on data and a chart like this.

Jaan Kanellis

08/27/2012 06:56 pm

Since the penguin update (and lack of refresh of it) it seems the requests have absolutely skyrocketed.

Michael Streko

08/27/2012 08:44 pm

there is a stock like this - its called "Apple" ;-)

08/29/2012 06:56 pm

Apple vs. Samsung :)


09/01/2012 01:35 pm

It's amazing how busy lawyers have been over the summer of 2012. Wonder if they'll find other work heading into the busy fall season or double efforts on DMCA shackles.

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