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Google Link Removal Requests Climb To 345 Million In 2014
Torrent Freak study reveals the number of Google's takedown notices were up 75% from 2013.
After analyzing Google’s weekly link removal reports for 2014, Torrent Freak says the search engine received more than 345 million requests last year – a 75 percent increase compared to the number of link removal requests in 2013.
With more than five-million targeted URLS each, Torrent Freak said that the majority of takedown requests were connected to three specific domains: 4shared.com, rapidgator.net and uploaded.net.
“The majority of these requests are honored with the associated links being removed from Google’s search results,” said Torrent Freak.
Some requests receive a “no action” status if Google determines there is no copyright infringement, or the link has already been removed.