Google Starts Ranking Pirate Sites Lower

So now Google has started punishing Piracy Sites in order to provide the best search engine results possible. So it will be now harder to search pirated content on the search giant. Now Google will begin taking another search signal to strengthen its search algorithm. Google already has about 200 search signals which determine search results.

Now Sites with Piracy content or appear to have many Copyright complaints will still be visible in search results but will be ranked lower. Google Blog describes it as:

Starting next week, we will begin taking into account a new signal in our rankings: the number of valid copyright removal notices we receive for any given site. Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results. This ranking change should help users find legitimate, quality sources of content more easily—whether it’s a song previewed on NPR’s music website, a TV show on Hulu or new music streamed from Spotify.

This new decision from Google is appreciated by copyright advocates like the MPAA and the RIAA. Google will definitely have its work cut out for it when it rolls out this new policy next week. Earlier this week Google also added new search optimizations to its search results. Google is also offering a limited trial where Google will also search through your emails as well as the Web to find information. Now we have watched how Google will do this job? Now lets see, on other side how pirates cope up with this?

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