Google asked and the public followed orders

Yesterday Matt Cutts, head of the web spam team, tweeted a request to all Google users.  He requested that if anyone saw that Google’s site had been reproduced on another website by a scraper to follow the link provided to report it.  Well, not too long after he published that tweet, he received his first inquiry.  Dan Barker decided to point out his findings to Cutts.

Unfortunately it was an example of Google themselves being a scraper by reusing a definition of a word from Wikipedia.  Needless to say, Google got caught red handed.  Just imagine how Cutts or Google in general must feel about this.

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