Google Blocks Grooveshark From Its Search Suggestions
Posted: July 25, 2013 by Alex Chan
Starting January 2011, Google adopted an internal rule that the company would block all piracy related websites from their instant search suggestions. Since then, hundreds of websites fail to appear on the instant search suggestions because they are somehow related to piracy.
The newest website added to the list of piracy related pages is Grooveshark. Although Google did not release any official statement regarding Grooveshark, once you type the letters in Google's search box, the website no longer appears as a suggestion.
Over the past few months, Google has been actively removing websites due pirated content. This new action dubbed "The Piracy Update" is targeted in both manual and automatic updates. The penalty for piracy leads to an immediate drop in rank as well as removal from the auto suggest box.