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Amazing how the very company that is so vocal about cleaning up the webs duplicate content issues can have these kind of problems.
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from seowoman 1827 Days ago #
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Couldn’t agree more. And along that train of thought, have you ever seen a local TV affiliate website that wasn’t a pathetic cesspool of paid links and crappy dupe content?

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from debram 1827 Days ago #
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I have just one word.Adsense.;)

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from Jill 1827 Days ago #
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Disagree. It’s got nothing to do with big brand media.It has to do with Google prefering to show information (articles) rather than products/services. You can see the same thing when you search for other topics, but with small article distribution sites and other places where the same article is re-published all showing up with the same article in the search results. By showing articles instead of products and services, they force more people to buy ads, imo.

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from debram 1827 Days ago #
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My quip on Adsense is more an inside joke bantered around Twitter, not a response to the article.  I have said, and will continue to say Adsense is poo-poo and the scourge of the Internet.

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from graywolf 1827 Days ago #
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@debramoh I agree adsense has done more to pollute the internet than any single product out there

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from MattSiltala 1827 Days ago #
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but since AdSense makes them money do you think they will continue to just look the other way?

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from graywolf 1827 Days ago #
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@MattSiltala if they were REALLY concerned with quality and not making the internet a "cesspool" require a manual approval for every domain for adsense.

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from debram 1826 Days ago #
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Michael wrote:  if they were REALLY concerned with quality and not making the internet a "cesspool" require a manual approval for every domain for adsense. WHOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  Best idea I’ve heard this century.  Google, are you listening??

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from MattSiltala 1826 Days ago #
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@graywolf - AMEN brother!!!

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from Halfdeck 1826 Days ago #
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Aw come on are you nuts?"require a manual approval for every domain for adsense."Google reviewers write their own rules with no higher-ups to answer to. Manual reviewers @ AdWords already give Google a bad name (e.g. rejecting legit ads as promoting hacking, apologizing for the mistake then killing the account anyway because of the disapprovals, every reviewer with a different idea about what constitutes teen porn) ... why extend that wild wild west system into Adsense too?

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from debram 1826 Days ago #
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why extend that wild wild west system into Adsense too?Because Adsense has become the welfare system of the Internet.  And like our welfare system, it’s corrupt, promotes decay and is in need of reform.  With all of their big brother no-evil preaching, they should do better.Michael, I’m sorry for having hijacked the convo here to Adsense when your article is about something else.  Lesson learned :).

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from graywolf 1826 Days ago #
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no worries

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from Halfdeck 1826 Days ago #
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"Because Adsense has become the welfare system of the Internet."Ok, but manual reviews are not the answer. Kids @ The Goolgeplex today aren’t armed with enough sense to judge websites. Besides, look at all teh crap on Sphinn’s What’s New page just because Sphinn isn’t armed with enough algorithmic barricades to keep them out. I’m grateful for mods like Jill who spends time deleting spam, but that manual approach doesn’t scale.And remember, Google’s biz model is rooted in a black hat mentality - make money automatically 24/7 using other people’s content with minimum human intervention =)Back on topic...Graywolf is right. Google’s duplicate content algoes are still full of holes. But lets look at the big picture. Search for song lyrics and you’ll see tons of dupes and near dupes..and guess what none of them are big brand sites. So I wouldn’t be so quick to cry double-standard.

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from iBrian 1826 Days ago #
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It’s only really focusing on duplicate content, which Google may well feel they can reasonably filter out with algo tweaks.I was kind of hoping there would be a more extensive condemnation of the behaviours and practices of "big brands" - certainly plenty of scope to highlight that corporate America isn’t some nice moral bunch of guys, but instead a cess pool of greed personified and against consumer interests, too. If any non-brand activity can be accused of being a cesspool of misinformation, just look to the role models they learn their behaviours from. I would have hoped that by now Google might have learned that just because geeks tend not to be bloodthirsty types, doesn;t mean to say much fo the world’s business isn’t run by such people - usually from the boards, and operational departments of branded big business.2c.

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from Jill 1825 Days ago #
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@halfdeck: Google’s duplicate content algoes are still full of holes. But lets look at the big picture. Search for song lyrics and you’ll see tons of dupes and near dupes..and guess what none of them are big brand sites. So I wouldn’t be so quick to cry double-standard.Yes. Which is what I said up above. It’s not a brand thing in the least.

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