Google Taking on Manipulative Sites
Chrome Getting Smarter by the Day
Cristal M Clark
How many of you have encountered a website that tricks you into clicking on it then not allowing you to use the back button to get out of it the second you realize it is not the website you were looking for?
For me, I despise it and it would seem that Google is not very fond of that type of trickery either.
This is typically referred to as keeping users in place, whilst generate money via hidden advertisements, and it will soon start to become a thing of the past thanks to a new update in Google Chrome called “history manipulation.”
Websites employ the practice in an attempt to insert dubious advertisements into your tab history — every time you hit the back button, an advertisement loads, generating views for the website, and in some cases, downloading malware and users cannot seem to escape the page.
This really is a complete abuse of trust not to mention it makes it difficult for users to browse the web in peace, so now Google will begin silently flagging pages that use such practices.
When users encounter the issue in the future with Google’s Chrome web browser, the experience with the website will be flagged, and information about the encounter will be sent to Google for analysis and review.
When Google identifies pages that abuse your tab history, Chrome will be able to bypass the false entries entirely when you are browsing the web.
Google really does want to protect users by blocking malicious web browsing experiences entirely.
Google has not officially rolled out the update as of yet sadly.
Google – thanks for the holiday news, we users are pretty excited about this.
Cristal M Clark