Google's new algorithm hits content farms hard

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Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) said it was going to adjust its algorithm to penalize low-quality content and recent data--as reported on the Forbes Mixed Media blog--suggests it has been true to its word. According to the entry, since Google adjusted the algorithm, traffic is down more than 40 percent at Demand Media. Other properties that operate in a similar high-volume, heavy keyword strategy are also way down. The lesson here is simple: Produce high-quality content if you want to attract visitors to your site using Google. For more information, see the Forbes Mixed Media blog post