28 Jan '14, 2pm

Google Issues Subtle Warning To Affiliates That Have “Thin-Content”

Google’s Chris Nelson of the search quality team issued a warning on the Google Webmaster Blog to affiliates who produce thin-content. He said that affiliates that produce thin-content and have little-to-no value-add on their site may be penalized for going against Google’s guidelines . The warning was more direct to affiliate sites in the “adult” space, saying this has become more of an issue recently in that space. Chris Nelson said, “recently, we’ve seen this behavior on many video sites, particularly in the adult industry, but also elsewhere.” When Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam, posted it on Twitter , he also made a point to call out the adult industry by saying, “reminder about thin affiliates, esp. in porn.” How do you know if your site is at risk? Google sums it up pretty clearly: If your site syndicates content that’s available elsewhere, a good question...

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