Reports: Google Pirate Update Has Rolled Out This Week
Google begins rolling out the Pirate Update, many Torrent sites were hit.
Torrentfreak reports the update has impacted many torrent sites.
Here is a screen shot of the SEO visibility for the site torrentz.eu according to SearchMetrics:
As you can see, SearchMetrics is reporting a keyword drop of about 68% for the popular European torrent site.
The owner of Isohunt.to told Torrentfreak, “earlier this week all search traffic dropped in half.” He shared this traffic graph, showing the decline in traffic over time to his site from Google:
There are many more examples of torrent sites being hit with screen shots of before and after Google search results as Torrentfreak. It does seem like the revised algorithm has run earlier than expected. The big question is, is it complete or will more sites be hit in the upcoming week?
Postscript: Marcus Tober from SearchMetrics has provided the biggest loser list for the Pirate update including free-tv-video-online.me, movie4k.to and mp3skull.com as the top three losers.