scrapers spam

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Passing the sniff test

Someone commented on here the other day saying Google employed 20,000 humans to manually review sites for spam. I hadn't heard this number before, but it makes sense to me. There is only so much you can do with an algo, so it makes sense they have an offshore warehouse somewhere full of low-cost employees working on manually removing sites...
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Not getting involved

A competitor of mine in a particular market has shamelessly scraped some content from a big US player. The kind of shameless scraping where they forget to find-replace (company name) with their own name. The natural instinct is to send one or both parties a polite message to see if someone can fix the problem. Scenario 1 I send a message to...
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