Google Japan Gets Their Scraper Algorithm

Oct 26, 2012 - 8:39 am 2 by

Google Panda Japan & KoreaOn Tuesday, Google announced on the Google Japan Webmaster blog that they released a new algorithm that targets scraped content and pushes up original content.

Kenichi Suzuki was good enough to help translate this. I was confused, I thought Google announced a Panda update in Japan, but they did that back in July. Was this Panda #2 in Japan? Didn't sound exactly like it?

I am thinking this is that scraper update that hit late January 2011, right before the Panda update on February 24, 2011 in the US. I think Japan just got their scraper algorithm applied to Japanese languages. This update is serious for Japanese SEOs, where it impacts 5% of the Japanese search results.

It's a slow day and despite only 0.36% of our readers coming from Japan, I decided to cover this. So hopefully it helps 0.36% of you.

Forum discussion at Google+.

Update: Google told me this is not like the scraper algorithm from January 2011 and added they have nothing more to add about this algorithm update.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Search Results & Ads Confusion - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 18, 2024

Apr 18, 2024 - 4:00 pm

Google Notes On Search Won't Necessarily Go Away In May

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Maps

Google Maps Releases New Directions, Travel & EV Features

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Ads

Google Ads Reminds Advertisers Some Ad Customizers Will Go Away May 31st

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Drops Video Carousel Markup

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Maps

Google Business Profiles Register Your Defibrillator (AED)

Apr 18, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: NY Times: Google AdWords Advertiser Shares His Problems