Google Gets Almost 6 Million Search Removal Requests in this Month!

Aug 30, 2012 | 959 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Copyright holders have sent as many as 6 million search removal requests to Google this month. This staggering number was announced in the search engine’s newly updated Transparency Report Page.

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The numbers shared by Google are like these:

  1. 5,810,004 - URLs Requested to be Removed
  2. 32,147 - Specified Domains
  3. 1,906 - Copyright Owners
  4. 1,417 - Reporting Organizations

The top domains which have seen removal requests are:

  • filestube.com- 306,870 requests
  • torrenthound.com- 184,323 requests
  • downloads.nl- 123,737 requests
  • isohunt.com- 118,308 requests
  • filesonicsearch.com- 100,943 requests

The maximum removal requests were received were 1.49 million- which was in the August 13 week. The biggest copyright owners were: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with 841,177 requests, Microsoft with 681,227 requests submitted and NBC Universal with a total of 254,527 results removal requests.\

Copyright owners make these requests to Google under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Google has already announced that it will rank the sites with DMCA take down requests lower in search results, but they will not be affected much by the Pirate Penalty. It is worth mentioning here that Google’s Transparency Report doesn’t include removal requests for its video and blog sites- YouTube & Blogger. 

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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