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  1. Google Search Quality Guidelines Now Reward Expertise, Authority, Trust

    The latest version of Google's "human rater handbook," quality evaluation guide, has leaked once again, and gives us more clues into how Google determines quality. Version 5.0 of the handbook is dated March 2014, and contains updated...

  2. Google’s Rating Guidelines Adds Page Quality to Human Reviews

    A new version of Google’s human rater handbook has hit the web. The 161-page General Guidelines document, version 3.27 dated June 22, 2012, seems largely unchanged from last year, but has added a section instructing reviewers how to rate page quality.

  3. Revised Google Quality Rater Guidlines Surface

    Updates to the Google Quality Rater guidelines have popped up, and Brian Ussery has written up a nice summary of the revised standards. This is deemed spam in the rater's guidelines. There's good news for those who have embraced social media.