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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 20, 2022

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Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.


There may have been another unconfirmed Google search ranking algorithm update yesterday and today according to multiple signals I track. And no, crawl rate spikes do not signal a Google algorithm update is coming – that is a myth. Google seems to say that they are not able to understand when two pieces of content are equivalent when they are the same content but translated. Google said it is getting better at handling languages even without hreflang support. Google local service ads now allows you to submit a request to have your own background verification check. Danny Goodwin joined Search Engine Land, after being at Search Engine Journal and before that Search Engine Watch.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

Other Great Search Threads:

Search Engine Land Stories:

Other Great Search Stories:

Analytics

Industry & Business

Links & Content Marketing

Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice

SEO

PPC

Search Features

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Google Says They Have Algorithms To Detect & Demote AI Plagiarized Content

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Google Says They Have Algorithms To Detect & Demote AI Plagiarized Content

Duy Nguyen from Google’s search quality team said in the Google office hours video that Google has “algorithms to go after” those who post AI plagiarized content, then the algorithms can “demote site scraping content from other sites.”

The question was asked at the 9:19 mark which was “How should content creators respond to sites that use AI to plagiarize the content, modify it, and then outrank them in search results?”

Duy Nguyen said, “Scraping content, even with some modification, is against our spam policy.” Duy added that Google has “many algorithms to go after such behaviors and demote site scraping content from other sites.”

If Google messes up, and “if you come across sites that repeatedly scrape content, that perform well on Search, please feel free to report them to us, with our spam report form so that we can further improve our systems, both in detecting the spam and also ranking overall,” he added.

Here is the video embed:

Later on in the video, at 17:05 mark a similar question was asked and answered by Duy:

Kunal asked why Google is not taking action on copy or spun web stories? Can you check on Discover?

Thank you for the report. We are aware of these attempts and we are looking into them. In general, sites with spammy scraped content violate our spam policy, and our algorithms do a pretty good job of demoting them in search results.

Forum discussion at Twitter.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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