I've had my sites now for about 10 weeks but their trust value is still at 10%. Is that normal? I did recently change to the https version so I'm wondering if that has affected the site trust and i started again at 10%. Does it go up automatically on a set day of the month or do I have to actually do something? I'm regularly publishing content so just wondering. Thanks for any feedback.

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subcpo14 Premium
Gail, it goes up about 10% per month and is an automatic calculation you cannot control. Jay
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PatsyC Premium
For myself it goes up automatically, I'm at 80% being here for 8 months. But I've heard that for some it takes longer.
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GailLowe Premium
OK thanks. I'll keep an eye on it.
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PatsyC Premium
You are welcome.

I used to always check then stopped. Then I took a peek and it was at 70%...80% it goes by fast.
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks. i can be patient! :)
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accad Premium
From both answers, meaning WA and Google trust rating are the same.
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SusieQiw Premium
There is no such thing as 'Google Trust Rating'. At least google don't share any of their information about how they rank/trust sites.
The WA measure is meant to give you an indication of how much Google trusts your site but, as I said it is just an arbitrary measurement based off how old your site is (which is definitely a factor in google site trust but I think its safe to say there are other factors and it doesn't just go up in a linear fashion and hit 100% at 11 months!!)

The mysteries of the google algorithm remain a secret and they are constantly changing anyway so all you can do is stay up to date with best practices.

Other website tools may also give you their own site trust measurement and they all have their own methods of calculating this but there is no way of knowing exactly what google thinks.
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accad Premium
I was reading between the lines the comment of JBond and your comment.
Maybe JBond has the basis in saying Google increases a site trust by 10%.
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SusieQiw Premium
Yes, I guessed that is what your comment meant which is why I clarified, but it seems I didn't do a very good job!

Unless Jbond works for google and knows some inside information then I don't agree with what they say. I think probably they are just assuming that the WA site trust number is a google number. I've explained it is not linked and just an arbitrary measure.

Jay has done some live training on how to improve your 'Site Trust' again this is unrelated to the WA number within your Site Health statistics!
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accad Premium
I know WA's site trust rating is its own and never connected to any search engine. Even the search engines have different algorithms but i am interested in what JBond said. I want to know what link we can read what she mentioned about Google's trust rating on a site.
Thank you for clarifying.
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks both for replying. Gail
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JBond1 Premium
How rude are you!! Whilst you untwist your knickers you might want to read my post again! I did NOT say I 'work for google' nor did I insinuate it! I said "I read" and I said "true for me" which it is.

Also, if there's "no such thing" as google trust.... well, google is your friend! Try it!! : )
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SusieQiw Premium
I'm so sorry, I did not mean to be rude!!. Sorry if you interpreted my words that way.

I did not say there was no such thing as Google Trust (quite the opposite!), just that there is no Google Trust RATING- there is no Google Trust number that a website owner could check.

You stated that "I read that....Google increase your trust by 10% around once per month"
What you read is not correct. It is the WA SiteTrust Rating that increases by around 10% a month.

Exactly how Google Trust increases is somewhat of a mystery, but factors such as age of site, quantity and quality of content, security protocols etc all play a part. They do not make their algorithms public, so that is why I made a joke that if you know how Google Trust works (or at least have access to documents you can read that tell you exact figures as you have quoted) you must work for Google!

I think it's important to make the distinction that Google Trust is not linked to or affected by WA SiteTrust rating. There are things that you can do to improve your Google Trust which aren't reflected in your WA Site Trust number - but it is still worthwhile to do these things as they will help your site, your keyword rankings, and ultimately your profits.

If people are left to think that WA SiteTrust score = Google Trust then someone who added a heap of quality content, improved their security etc but didn't see any improvement in their WA score would be discouraged, but in reality, they have improved their Google Trust. Conversely, someone might abandon their site for months and come back to find their WA SiteTrust has increased by 50% and think "Great, Google Trust has improved I don't need to do anything" but in fact, their website would be losing rankings!

Again, sorry if my words were upsetting to you, it is only my intention to help and provide clear and factual information in order to assist other WA Members. I apologise if my tongue-in-cheek comment about working for Google, in order to make light of the fact I was correcting your misinformation, was inappropriate. I do not think that you work for Google.
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accad Premium
For the sake of clarifying things related to our business. In this way, we understand what is going on on the internet.
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accad Premium
Just be cool friends.
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SusieQiw Premium
Agree, we are all here to help and support each other.

Since writing my reply I have read @JBond1's latest blog post so I understand her response and wish her well with her mental health.
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SusieQiw Premium
If you mean the SiteTrust measurement within the Site Manager here at WA that is just an arbitrary measurement and it will go up by 10% every month since your site was indexed by Google regardless of what you do (or don't do) to your site!

It starts at 0% so after 10 weeks I would expect it to be at 10%, When you've had your site for 3 months it should go up to 20%!
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GailLowe Premium
Ok will sit tight!
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JBond1 Premium
Hi Gail, I read that as long as you keep your content up to 90/100% (as in how often you post unique content) google increases your trust by 10% around once per month. This is true for me, so just keep at it : )
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GailLowe Premium
OK great. Thanks for the encouragement.
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