In May, Google announced that it was adding a new page
on its Transparency Report site called Copyright Removal Requests. The page showed which companies were asking Google to remove search results for certain websites. Now it looks like Google is doing more to try to stop those websites from appearing in its search results.
In a new post on the Google Search blog
, the company announced that starting next week, it would begin to rank websites based on the number of copyright removal notices that Google believes to be valid. The blog stated that those sites that receive a high amount of removal notices could be ranked lower in Google's search results.