August 13, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!
Google is changing its search algorithm to knock down websites that have repeatedly been found to allow users access to pirated content, the company announced recently.
Google’s algorithm will now take into account the number of “valid copyright removal notices” against a site when determining its rank in search, according to a blog post written by Amit Singhal, Google’s vice president of engineering. The new data point is being added to the approximately 200 other factors Google considers during search queries.
According to Singhal, search results will instead favor websites that offer legally downloadable content such as music and movies.
“This ranking change should help user…
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