Some Porn Sites Capitalize on Google Algorithm Change

Apr 15, 2011 10:30 AM PST

BERLIN — German analytics company, compiling lists of the top 100 losers and top 100 winners of the change in Google's algorithm, says porn websites were among the big winners.,, and were among the porn winners with the update, known as Panda. Even file sharing site was in the top 100.

Panda lowers the ranking of sites with aggressive advertising and recycled content.

Searchmetrics says that it has performed an analysis of 8 million different keywords in the U.K. in the past 10 months that shows the impact of the recent update.

The list of losers and winners was calculated using its Organic Performance Index on a week-on-week basis, according to a keyword's search volume, position and statistical value of the traffic distribution.


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