Tag Archives: Quality

Reminder: Google Search Quality Rating Guidelines Not Designed For SEOs

By | January 13, 2022

Google’s John Mueller posted a short post on Twitter that needs to be highlighted. He said “the quality raters guidelines are not guidelines for SEOs though.” We often forget that, these search quality raters guidelines are for the search quality evaluators, they were not specifically designed as guidelines for SEOs. The quality raters guidelines are not guidelines for… Read More »

Google: One Part Of Site Can Hurt Entire Site Quality

By | January 7, 2022

Google’s John Mueller answered a question about a poor translation on a website. He expanded his answer to address the issue of how Google rates a website for quality when one section of it is of poor quality. While the question is about a section of a site that has a poor translation, Mueller’s answer provides insights into… Read More »

Google: Quality Of Your Languages On Your Multilingual Site Can Impact Each Other

By | January 3, 2022

Google’s John Mueller confirmed on the December 31st SEO hangout that if you have multiple versions of your site (on the same domain name), and one version is deemed high quality by Google and the other version is deemed low quality by Google – the low quality version can negatively impact the high quality version. And yes, we… Read More »

Page Quality Rating Guideline — Document’s Major Highlights

By | December 23, 2021

Dec 23, 2021 | 15 min read Search is an essential aspect of navigating the Internet, with Google alone processing over 3.8 billion queries daily. Such volume demands maximum efficiency to direct users towards the most relevant content possible. To aid in this process, Google hires “Search Quality Raters” to provide feedback on selected pages and further improve… Read More »

Google Reveals How Page Quality is Evaluated

By | December 5, 2021

December 1, 2015   |   Posted by Michael Lerner Google is “hands on” in the beginning stages of algorithm changes. Human evaluators take Google’s website quality guidelines and then look at different webpages and grade the search results accordingly. These evaluators, take web pages that searches deliver and rate them against a set of Search Quality Rating… Read More »

Are Google’s Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines A Ranking Factor?

By | November 30, 2021

The Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines are a document used by third-party Quality Raters to inform what changes to Google’s algorithm may improve user experience in search. Sounds pretty important. So does a high rating by human Quality Raters help your organic search rankings? If you’ve heard some buzz about Google’s Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines but aren’t quite sure… Read More »

Post-Possum Google Local Finder Results Plagued by Quality Issues

By | November 28, 2021

October 10, 2016   |   Posted by Tzvi Barish Google definitely has a strong vested interest in ensuring that its search results are not dominated by spammy results. That’s why they rolled out the Penguin algorithm a few years ago to combat websites employing manipulative SEO techniques to boost their ranking. That’s also why at the beginning… Read More »

Google: Semantic HTML Is Not A Google Search Quality Signal

By | November 26, 2021

Google’s John Mueller said that semantic HTML is not a quality signal used in Google Search for ranking purposes. An SEO said “Proper HTML semantics and tag hierarchy must be a quality signal.” John Mueller responded saying “I don’t see it as a quality signal.” But it is not something that does not help Google. John added “but… Read More »

Updates to Google’s Quality Rating Guidelines — Jordan Koene // Searchmetrics

By | November 22, 2021

 GUESTS & RESOURCES Episode Overview: Jordan Koene, SEO strategist and advisor to Searchmetrics, joins Benjamin Shapiro to discuss Google’s recent update to the company’s Quality Rating Guidelines. Google has publicly announced some improvements to the human element of its algorithm. Jordan and Ben talk about what this means and who will be affected by the changes. Looking… Read More »

How To Evaluate Site Quality For Link Building

By | November 18, 2021

How to evaluate a site for “quality” is among the most misunderstood concepts in SEO. Getting this wrong can result in you leaving sites out that can drive ranking, or worse, including sites that will provide no value or potentially get you penalized. On November 10, I moderated a sponsored Search Engine Journal webinar presented by Kevin Rowe,… Read More »