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  1. Google's Your Money or Your Life Search Quality Ratings: What Webmasters Need to Know

    In the recently publicized Google Search Quality Ratings Guide, the handbook used by Google's quality raters, there has been much discussion and speculation over a section Google calls "Your Money or Your Life".

  2. Racing Penguin: How to Attack Unnatural Links Before Penguin Hits [Case Study]

    Most of the data collected via WOT is from human raters. Upon digging into the ratings, I noticed a review that said, "profile link spam". I've completed a lot of Penguin work since April 24, 2012 (more than I ever wanted to if I'm being honest).

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

    However, the feedback from Google's human raters no doubt play some part in the roughly 500 algorithmic tweaks that occur every year. Also, ratings aren’t assigned based on a query. As a reminder, Google’s Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts insists...

  4. Google Gets Authority Evaluation Patent Criticizing Amazon, Slashdot

    There has been much made of "trust rank" and the introduction of human search quality raters lately, but perhaps this patent may be the basis for its integration in the SERPs. The interesting aspect of the patent is the use of +1 as part of the...