Google Pirate Update: An Update

Officially, Google has announced that the Pirate 2 Update was rolled out targeting Torrent sites and down-ranking them. Here is a list of the current Top 30 Losers from Pirate.

Google’s Pirate Update is a filter introduced in August 2012 designed to prevent sites with many copyright infringement reports, as filed through Google’s DMCA system, from ranking well in Google’s listings.

Many have stated that Google was not doing enough to limit piracy and crack down on Torrent sites, but this latest update is answering to that cry. TorrentFreak posted some recent results and thoughts on the rolling update.

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Todd Bailey 15 years of Internet marketing and digital strategy development experience. Most recently recognized by Search Engine Land with a nomination for Search Professional of the Year, inducted into the 40 Under 40 for Burlington, NJ (BCT), shortlisted for Best Consultant for the US Search Awards three times and recognized by SmartCEO Magazine (CMO) as one of Philadelphia’s leading executives. He is also a US Ambassador for Majestic (SEO).

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