Google algorithm update to filter out low-quality content

Google algorithm update to filter out low-quality content

Summary: The Farmer update will incorporate user feedback to help weed out low-quality content in search, the web giant has said

TOPICS: Hardware

Google said on Monday that it has launched its so-called Farmer update, a new algorithm designed to weed out low-quality content.

With the international rollout, website owners will have a better idea of what Google's algorithm update really means for them.

Google said in a blog post that it has also incorporated user feedback.

"Today we've rolled out this improvement globally to all English-language Google users, and we've also incorporated new user feedback signals to help people find better search results. In some high-confidence situations, we are beginning to incorporate data about the sites that users block into our algorithms. In addition, this change also goes deeper into the 'long tail' of low-quality websites to return higher-quality results where the algorithm might not have been able to make an assessment before," the company said.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Google Farmer update goes international on

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  • Google is trying so hard to keep up with fb and twitter. real time answers to one's search queries are easy to find on these sites. run faster google!
    Michelle A-fe29b
  • We shall see if this changes anything. Until now Google's search engine has been optimised to do one thing well, make as much money as possible for Google. Our company has found that the Adwords program, in which one pays for keywords and sponsored adverts, is a very bad investment. The cost to obtain one sale via Adwords more often than not exceeds the revenue produced by that sale. At least the old NY protection rackets allowed businesses to profit.
  • There seems to be a curious and dramatic increase in criticism of Google all across the net, mostly from people I've never heard of before.

    I wonder where they all come from.