Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Things are changing ...

Google changed their search algorithm, this is supposed to be a hard to take hit for the content farms. Google's official blog states:

"This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful. At the same time, it will provide better rankings for high-quality sites—sites with original content and information such as research, in-depth reports, thoughtful analysis and so on."

" As “pure webspam” has decreased over time, attention has shifted instead to “content farms,” which are sites with shallow or low-quality content. In 2010, we launched two major algorithmic changes focused on low-quality sites. Nonetheless, we hear the feedback from the web loud and clear: people are asking for even stronger action on content farms and sites that consist primarily of spammy or low-quality content."

Now Facebook announced new comments system, aside they will provide a form of comment moderation, the most interesting part is that  the new plug-in will allows comments you make on a website to appear in your Facebook news feed. Obviously, this will drive traffic from Facebook to that specific site, as your friends will want to see what are you commenting about and maybe read the full story.

So, as Google's move will make it harder to get easy traffic to your website, Facebook is trying to help you. So maybe you should go get some more Facebook friends and fans for your page ....