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Latest Google Search Quality Rating Guidelines Leaked

Latest Google Search Quality Rating Guidelines Leaked

By Chris Crum July 14, 2014

As you may know, Google has a group of people called quality raters, who evaluate the quality of sets of search results. Here’s a video of Matt Cutts discussing how Google uses these people: And here he is talking about …

Google Will Take Manual Action On Rich Snippets Google Will Take Manual Action On Rich Snippets
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As previously reported, Google has updated its Webmaster Guidelines. Part of the update is some new stuff about rich snippets. Google is highlighting these changes specifically in a post on the Webmaster Central blog today. “Once you’ve correctly added structured …

Google May Soon Update Its Webmaster Guidelines Google May Soon Update Its Webmaster Guidelines
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It looks like Google may soon be changing its Webmaster Guidelines. Patrick Sexton from FeedTheBot claims to have spotted an updated version of the guidelines, and posted about them. However, he says, two Google employees told him that they were …

Penguin Update: Don't Forget About Duplicate Content Penguin Update: Don't Forget About Duplicate Content
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There has been a ton of speculation regarding Google’s Penguin update. Few know exactly what the update specifically does, and how it works with Google’s other signals exactly. Google always plays its hand close to its chest. “While we can’t …

Google Penguin Update And Affiliate Programs Google Penguin Update And Affiliate Programs
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In continuing our looks at Google’s quality guidelines, it’s time to talk about affiliate programs. Google, as you probably know, recently released the Penguin update, targeting sites that violate its quality guidelines. With that in mind, it seems wise to …

Can Machines Produce Authoritative Search Results? Can Machines Produce Authoritative Search Results?
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If the future of journalism is machine-produced content, it may face one major obstacle – search engine visibility. We’ve written about Narrative Science, a company whose business just happens to be providing such content, several times. In fact, earlier today, …

Google: Excessive Blog Posts On Twitter Not Doorways Google: Excessive Blog Posts On Twitter Not Doorways
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Google’s head of webspam took on an interesting question from a user in a new Webmaster Help video: Some websites use their Twitter account as an RSS like service for every article they post. Is that ok or would it …

Penguin Update Recovery: Hidden Text And LInks Penguin Update Recovery: Hidden Text And LInks
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There’s been a lot of discussion about Google’s Penguin update since it was launched. The update, if you haven’t been following, is about decreasing the rankings of sites that are violating Google’s quality guidelines. With that in mind, it seems …

Penguin Update: Google's Tips For Reconsideration Penguin Update: Google's Tips For Reconsideration
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If you think you’ve been wrongfully hit by Google’s Penguin update, Google has provided a form that you can fill out, in hopes that Google will see the light and get your site back into the mix. The update is …