From Danny Sullivan’s piece on Google’s latest “Farmer Update”:
We’re evaluating multiple changes that should help drive spam levels even lower, including one change that primarily affects sites that copy others’ content and sites with low levels of original content. We’ll continue to explore ways to reduce spam, including new ways for users to give more explicit feedback about spammy and low-quality sites.
So I guess that means we will no longer find Google Places listings in the SERPs then? After all, 99% of all Place Pages have been assembled by Google with 100% other people’s content, unless a listing is claimed and updated/changed significantly by the business owner and/or spammer. Right?
Thanks to Biggi Fraley for pointing this out.