Google Responds To Evidence Of Reviews Algorithm Bias

February 21, 2024

HouseFresh Google Algorithm ExposéThe story begins with a post titled, How Google is killing independent sites like ours, published on the HouseFresh website. It published what it asserted was evidence that several corporate review sites gamed Google’s algorithm by creating the perception of a hands-on reviews for what HouseFresh maintains were not actual reviews. Yet the big brand sites gave the product glowing reviews, presumably because the high cost results in higher affiliate earnings. That reference and link is about manual reviews we do if a page has a manual *spam* action against it, and files a reconsideration request. Google subsequently reduced the influence of PageRank scores which in turn reduced the amount of less relevant big brand sites in the search results pages (SERPs).

The source of this news is from Search Engine Journal