Google Takes Down Millions of Pages in 2012 for DMCA Reports!

Jan 2, 2013 | 1,720 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google removed more than 50 million search results or URLs in 2012 alone for DMCA reports, according to TorrentFreak.com. To be precise, the search engine took down 51,395,353 links. 7,816,766 of these links were issued by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). 

Since Google introduced its Pirate Update in August, 2012, the number of DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) requests has gone up sharply. Google intended to penalize sites that had a large number of legitimate DMCA ‘takedown’ requests filed against them. It was termed ‘Pirate Update’ as it was aimed at copyright piracy.

This chart displays the sharp increase in DMCA take down requests per week pose pirate update:

DMCA Reports Google Takes Down Millions of Pages in 2012 for DMCA Reports!

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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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