• http://jameshalloran.net/ James R. Halloran

    So…. what is the adult industry supposed to do now? Write long, windy bios about each person featured in the porno?

    I think the adult industry is a bit of an exception simply because people aren’t going to their sites to read, but rather to “watch.”

  • Matt Savage

    I think the issue isn’t whether or not the content is video based or text based, but whether it is original to the site. For example, a lot sites are popping up that simply embed porn videos taken from other porn video sites. Imagine like someone setting up a blog that is only a collection of embedded YouTube videos.

  • http://jameshalloran.net/ James R. Halloran

    Ah, okay. Perhaps the title threw me off with “thin content?” Wouldn’t this technically be considered an issue of “duplicate content” then, not “thin content?”

  • William Gallahue

    I think the warning also applies to scrapers like Upworthy that recycle past viral videos as new content (especially if the original source is YouTube which brings in ad money).

  • http://www.mcccode.com/ MCC Code

    I think is part of the general trend that Google is looking for, relevant pieces of information based on reputable sources and authorship. Which will be a pickle for the adult industry since most of the public content is not open to anyone. Unless google is uses age profiles in Serps

  • http://oirms.com OIRMS

    If that’s the case then 99.9% of adult sites should get hit if/when penalty rolls out.

  • Hamid Saify

    Wait, people are still searching for porn?

  • Steve

    Or write a narrative about each video..

  • Preston Taylor

    LOL – may “FRUSTRATE” searchers… Oh Matthew….

  • Tom Roberts

    “In this scene, written as a parody to some of Jane Austin’s finest work such as ‘Emma’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’, our heroine, Nicki Thundertits, satisfies herself by taking 2 cocks up her anus at once.

    This symbolises her freedom from oppression in society, and also provides an Austin-esque satire to the industry of porn unto itself. By inserting the phalluses up her rectum, Nicki is saying “Look at what a dirty whore I am”, but on the inside is saying “Look how much power I can control”.

    Sort of like a Rap Genius for porn. I think it could work.

  • http://www.nathanielbailey.co.uk/ Nathaniel Bailey

    Maybe you could do a text version of your videos? Something like this for deaf people lol:

    Oh, ah, oh, ah, what’s my name…. ahhhh oh ah oh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    That would add value for people without speakers and the deaf, so they can enjoy porn just as much as the next person lol

  • http://jameshalloran.net/ James R. Halloran

    I hope you mean ** deaf ** people.

  • http://www.nathanielbailey.co.uk/ Nathaniel Bailey

    sorry, changed! I have this damn new spell checker I installed, it changes the wrong words like that, time to change it for one that works better I think lol

  • StevenLockey

    Its both.

    They are saying, if the content is duplicate, you need to add value to it (Aka non-thin content) of your own in order for it to rank. You can still rank with duplicate content if you add to it to make it more valuable than the original source of the content.

  • http://jameshalloran.net/ James R. Halloran

    Again, how is the adult industry supposed to “add value” to a video that’s already done production? Add a second video with an alternative ending?

  • StevenLockey

    Same as any other video site. Reviews. Links to other relevant videos. Synopsis. Details of stars involved.

    I didn’t say it was easy, but if you are publishing someone else’s content, you need to do something good to rank alongside the original author really.

  • DaveErin

    But what do you do if you are the original author that people are stealing the content from? I’ve written to each person telling them that I know they have copied my articles (including the formatting and pictures) but they don’t do anything about it.. Now I’m being penalised by Google too.

  • http://Ultimatebbw.com/ Ultimatebbw

    One of the funniest comments I’ve read this week. Thanks for making me ruin my keyboard with coffee.