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    Google's "medic update" to its search algorithm penalizes alternative health websites

    A major update to Google's search ranking algorithm implemented on 1 August 2018, and dubbed the "medic update", has penalized alternative medicine websites, placing them lower down in search results listings, especially if they are promoting or selling products. Alternative health websites...