Do you know that Google receives a mind boggling 2.5 million copyright removal requests per week! Revealing more data about the Google Transparency report, Google officially announced they get these millions of requests every week. So how long do they take to process each request – a mere 6 hours! (I wonder how many Googlers do this job). Google monitors these requests to prevent abuse and catch errors.
Google Copyright Removal Requests
The Google Transparency report displays the requests received from copyright owners and governments to remove information from various Google services. N0w people interested in further analyzing these reports can also download copyright removal requests data.
A quick look reveals that top domains specified for copyright removal requests usually relate to torrent hosting sites and the top reporting organizations are mainly media companies selling music and movies. You can clearly see the urls removed from Google services and search by date.
Are there copyright removal requests for your domain name?
You can search and view copyright removal reports for your domain name also. Change url of this link to replace yahoo.com with your domain name – if a copyright removal request exists, it will display a page, else will show a 404 page. Note that Google Webmaster Tools will notify site owners when Google gets a copyright removal requests regarding their domain URLs.