Thursday, January 27, 2011
Marginalize The Watermarkers, Too!
This week Google was in the news with a headline about them beginning to crack down on content farms.
I had thought they were already doing that?
Anyways, I have some advice for Google's search algorithm tweakers:
GET RID OF THE WATERMARKED, FOR-SALE IMAGES ATOP THE IMAGE SEARCH RESULTS.
iStockPhoto, Corbis, et al....these image-renters have no business showing up in generic search results.
Rightfully they ought to be placed in a separate category.
NO ONE, no individual, is going to pay $129 or $300 or $400 for that pic above. Perhaps some media company will, so let them transact with each other directly, no?
They definitely ought to boot these *content farms* from the top pages of Google search results.