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Content Farm Update Conspiracy?

Feb 25, 2011 / by David Malmborg

Yesterday, Google launched the "farmer update," an update to clean up spammy content farms from the SERPs.

Content farms such as eHow, eZine, Mahalo are effected drastically in their rankings.

Now let's connect some dots!

  • About.com is a content farm.
  • About.com is not effected by farmer update (Not confirmed, just what I am seeing).
  • About.com is owned by The New York Times ...

What do you think? Conspiracy? Thoughts?

Tip of the hat to TJ

Topics: about.com Blog Link farm New York Times google algorithm

David Malmborg

Written by David Malmborg

David has always been involved with consumer electronics and shiny geeky toys. After finishing his degree at the University of Utah in communication and business, he decided that the new age of online marketing was a great fit for him. David has five years of computer electronic sales experience which include retail and B2B. He also worked with a premier design agency focusing his efforts on sales and marketing, where he became familiar with SEO and other forms of online marketing strategies. In April of 2009, David joined SEO.com as an SEO Specialist.

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