Google Transparency Report Shows Search Listings URL Removals

May 25, 2012 • 7:59 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google Transparency ReportImagine getting 1,255,402 content removal requests in a month or about 41,000 of them per day! That is what Google says they are getting from copyright owners wanting those who are stealing their content removed from the Google search results.

Google said they added to the transparency report "information about copyright removal requests that we [Google] receive from copyright owners and the organizations that represent them to remove Google Search results because they allegedly link to infringing content."

You can see that new section over here. The numbers of requests are astounding but most of them come from several major copyright holders and reporting organizations - as you can imagine.

Google Transparency Report URL Removals

The more amazing stat to me is that with all these incoming requests, Google is able to act on most within 11 hours! And Google acts on 97% of them!

The issue is, I am a content producer and my content is stolen within minutes of me posting it. I don't have the time to go through the DMCA request process to have Google take down that content from their search results. Most small publishers don't have that time.

Wouldn't it be great if this was built into Google Webmaster Tools? Google could show you all the content stealing your content (at least the ones they think) and then you have a quick button to file a DMCA request with all the details prefilled in. I doubt they will do it but maybe someone else should - if it isn't out there already?

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05/25/2012 12:18 pm

it is built into webmaster tools.. download Chrome Spam Report Extension.. #justsayin


05/25/2012 06:28 pm

So basically, Google's algorithm is really bad at catching this automatically.

Samuel Clemons

05/28/2012 02:58 am

Be so original, nobody could offer what you do. Nobody steals my stuff, not once. But then again, there are not that many pet humans who can call themselves a swashbuckling pirate wizard who once attempted to corner the world market on pop tarts, and who has a fake boyfriend service on facebook which inexplicably landed me in family counseling and the therapist's office. But I am sure someone might try to steal my gig. I Tweet at @Samuel_Clemons


12/26/2013 02:24 am

Aol patch is cloaking and spamming images. Why is google allowing this.

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