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Google Gets Serious On Music Blogs With Illegal Music

Google Gets Serious On Music Blogs With Illegal Music


By: Corey Tate
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August 13, 2012


If you're offering links to unauthorized music on your blog or website and receive a lot of copyright takedown notices via Google, your site might be removed from Google altogether. Google announced via the Google Search Blog that they're going to “begin taking into account a new signal in our rankings: the number of valid copyright removal notices we receive for any given site. Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results.” It starts this week as they roll out new search algorithms. It's likely that sites will remain on Google but get buried in search results: "So while this new signal will influence the ranking of some search results, we won’t be removing any pages from search results unless we receive a valid copyright removal notice from the rights owner," they said via the Google Search Blog.

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