These past few months, everyone with quality sites have been very pleased with the constant Google SE algorithm updates. Most recent is the Panda 3.9 update which is a minor one (but one nonetheless). I keep reading about these updates being made to filter “low quality content” and it makes one stop to think what exactly do they mean by ‘low quality content’?
They’re targeting “content farms” and websites with replicated content. That’s understandable. However, if you go over anyone’s definition for content farm, it also includes low quality content on websites that have been composed by people who do not know much in the field that they are writing about. This is taking it too far.
I don’t have a high vocabulary. Some people are smart in different ways. Language occupies a part of a brain and that part of my brain doesn’t function as well as others who somehow grasp vocabulary and technical terms. So dear Google, does that mean you will filter out content that’s been composed by me? Should the WWW now only provide content written by scholars that are able to use technical terminology? Wouldn’t that mean your algorithm discriminates against the intellectually-challenged?
For a while now, I’ve been thinking that the only thing that is really flawed is the Google SE algorithm. It just isn’t smart enough to filter out the most relevant content.
There are all kinds of content creators out there. This ranges from people who are highly educated, people whose first language is English, people who write in English even if English is not their first language, etc. Everyone’s level of English and technical knowledge in any subject varies. So I really don’t know how Google’s going to implement these changes; will we have to prove that we have all types of education certificates in order for Google to allow our content in their search engine?