Did you hear about Google’s farmer update?

Late last month, Google tweaked its search algorithm to drive higher-quality websites to the top of search results for most queries and push articles from low-quality “content farms” lower in search results (read the official Google blog post here). Content farms have flooded search engine results lately, frustrating web users who are seeking high-quality information from credible websites. The algorithm adjustment affected over 10% of sites indexed by Google. Have you noticed a change in your Google results?

PC Magazine and The New York Times each published articles on this story; if you want to read more, you can browse news stories about Google’s search algorithm changes here. ~Prof. L.


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