GOOGLE - Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines

Last Update: June 15, 2017

I read blogs, comments and training every day relating to Google guidelines, many of which don't specifically mention Google but are presented as tips, tricks, proper protocol and etiquette. I guess I just presumed this information came from those with extensive experience, or someone studying statistics from Google Analytics for years and years. I have never heard anyone mention that Google actually hires "raters" to browse, read and rate websites from "all over the world," to assist Google with their ranking evaluations.

The "raters" are required to be familiar with search engines and "an expert inGoogle search," but in the same paragraph they are told to "experiment with using operators (e.g., quotes or a dash) in your searches or try using Google’s advanced search option." They are provided links to Wikipedia to understand anti-virus and spyware, along with a list of file types that are generally safe.

The whole second chapter is a mini-course, includes definitions of common terminology and a detailed section on how to search for reputation information.

I can probably determine a lot about the "raters" by the instructions they are given for the task. I can only speculate as to how thorough a "rater" will be as they review every element of a website.

I just happened to come across this document today. A 157-page PDF dated May 11, 2017, entitled Google's Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines and represented to be Googles most current set of standards. Very informative and a must-read for everyone once you get to a certain point in training. Basically, if you don't understand it then you are not ready for the information.

I know there are probably many who have this and probably use it as a template, but there are also many that probably know nothing about it. I know my website doesn't meet all of these standards.

Here is the link. Read and Heed.

https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/www.google.com/en//insidesearch/howsearchworks/assets/searchqualityevaluatorguidelines.pdf


Carole B.


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SusanHardman Premium
egad - only a great paralegal could unearth something this good. Thanks!!!
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Clbrooks57 Premium
Lol!!! Actually I think it is more readily available than I believed. If we just knew about everything we are supposed to look for. Next time I can just check my blog list.
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SusanHardman Premium
I am confused (SHOCKER) about this a bit. I thought that the Google indexing was totally automated. But Google ranking is something entirely different, carried out by actual humans??? How could they ever employ enough humans to rate all the sites in the world? Oh well. I am sitting down to read this document after watching a neighborhood 4th of July parade.
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Clbrooks57 Premium
Always something else to learn!!!
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jtaienao Premium
Very valuable information. Thanks for sharing this Carole.
Jerome
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lynnsam61 Premium
Thanks for sharing this Carole. Not exactly light reading but will be very helpful.
Erica
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Clbrooks57 Premium
But it does have a detailed table of contents!!
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ericpierre Premium
Thanks Carole for sharing this post and the guidelines with us. 157 pages of valuable read!
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Clbrooks57 Premium
I agree!!!
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drcmaint Premium
Thanks for this.
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Clbrooks57 Premium
You are welcome!
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wyeming52 Premium
Carole, Thank you!.
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Clbrooks57 Premium
You are welcome! I know it will help.
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mattered68 Premium
Thanks Carole,Just finished my last novel so this will make a great bedtime read.Cheers.
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Clbrooks57 Premium
Congratulations! I'd be interested in knowing how many people change the anything after reading it.
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Clbrooks57 Premium
Did you get a chance to look at it yet? Wondering what gems jumped out at you?
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mattered68 Premium
Hi Carole,Been a bit slow getting into it only read ten pages to be honest,But i will offer you an opinion if i see any gems.Its all good information as it increases my knowledge and gives me an insight into part of an industry i know little about.
All the best,Matt.
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abdul11 Premium
thank you for this valuable info
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Clbrooks57 Premium
I felt like I struck gold as I was reading it!
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JamesJB Premium
Thank you for that...I'm sure it will help with ranking better...
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Clbrooks57 Premium
It's going to change the way I do things!
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JamesJB Premium
I'll give a shot myself and see what transpires :)
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accad Premium
I hope this can help me in my website I just registered this week. I found that it is a duplicate for there is an exactly the same website created four years ago.
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Clbrooks57 Premium
What is a duplicate? The one with the 5-11-17 date?
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accad Premium
What are you referring Carole?
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Clbrooks57 Premium
Never mind. I think you are talking about an old website.
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accad Premium
True, Carole.
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mickeyb123 Premium
Carole this great! I kinda know what needs to be known, but I could always use the 'gritty details'.
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Clbrooks57 Premium
You are welcome! I guess tag that link because it doesn't specify a date. Even though the document is pdf it could replaced with its update.
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pablocortina Premium
Thank you Carole. I appreciate the help
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Clbrooks57 Premium
You are welcome. Have you seen one of these before?
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pablocortina Premium
No, I have not which makes your blog that much more valuable
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