Searches for Health Information Diluted by Junk

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After more than a decade you'd think the quality of health information on the Web would be getting better, but it's still abysmal. Or perhaps more accurately, quality content is becoming harder to find as search engines swell up with optimized sites -- the natural evolution of "link farms" -- that regurgitate generic information festooned with a spray of advertising links.

At best, you wind up wasting time on a crummy site like this one, registered with fake WHOIS information and littered with ads for indigestion treatments. Then there is this site, the top result in a Google search on the words "kidney stones symptoms," that's got all the value of most parked pages, existing merely to harvest PPC revenue.