20 Jan '12, 9pm

Matt Cutts: Google Changes Algorithm to Penalize Sites That “Don’t Have Much Content “above-the-fo..

In a blog post today Matt Cutts of Google delivers what appears to be bad news for mini-sites or other sites top-heavy with ads. According to the post, Google is once again changing their algorithm to penalize sites that “don’t have much content “above-the-fold”. Here is the full post: “”In our ongoing effort to help you find more high-quality websites in search results, today we’re launching an algorithmic change that looks at the layout of a webpage and the amount of content you see on the page once you click on a result.”" As we’ve mentioned previously , we’ve heard complaints from users that if they click on a result and it’s difficult to find the actual content, they aren’t happy with the experience. “”Rather than scrolling down the page past a slew of ads, users want to see content right away.” “”So sites that don’t have much content “above-the-fold” can be affected ...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2012/01/20/matt-cutts-google-ch...

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