Google Releases Chrome Extension To Block Search Spam
Written by Alan Monday, 14 February 2011 06:15
Google announced today, in their continuing battle against link farms and other spammy sites, that have released a new extension for Google Chrome. The extension is in the experimental phase right now and requires that the work be done by the users. When you do a search and find a site that consider nefarious then you can block it from show up in future searches. Google will use this information, as it’s collected, to create an algorithm for future updates of the extension. Blocks can be undone, so if you make a mistake it’s easy to fix.
The downside to all of this is that less-than-honest SEO artists could start flagging the sites of their clients competitors. I’m not sure how Google intends to deal with that aspect yet. Hopefully they will put in place some sort of system of appeals.
If you want to try it out you can download it from the Chrome Web Store. No word if there will be versions available for other browsers.