According to this article from the Associated Press, Google has tweaked their search algorithms to “punish” low quality sites with lower rankings…
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The key takeaway for me was this: “Sites that produce original content or information that Google considers valuable are supposed to rank higher under the new system.”
People are always asking me “How can I get ranked higher in the search engines so I get more traffic?”
The answer has always been “create original, quality content on a consistent basis”. Now that Google has changed their search “secret sauce”, that answer is more true than ever.