It is being reported that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is considering to rank the websites based on the factual quality of content rather than traffic and popularity since long, but the search engine giant has a lot of hurdles to cross before implementing this huge algorithm change, that could affect thousands of famous websites. In an article on Slate, David Weinberger said that if Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) decides to rank the websites based on the quality of factual content, a lot of problems can arise.
The first problem is that who will authenticate the factual information written in literally thousands of articles on a single topic. The source claimed that it contact Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) about this news and the search engine giant returned with a denial and said that no such change is going to happen anytime soon. But Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) said that it is trying to improve the search engine ranking. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) wants to prefer quality and only quality. It wants to punish the websites which are not providing the most relevant and useful information to the visitors.
The source mentioned a specific case in which, people altered and modified the history of a criminal case on Wikipedia. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) results can be changed and modified by non-expert people and this can have bad results, especially in science and health domain. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will need to devise something other than the robots to rank the websites. It needs experts or artificial intelligent algorithms to rank the websites. But this is a daunting task and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will take a while to practically make major changes in its search algorithms.
David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management Lp owns around 600,000 Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) shares.