Google Updates Webmaster Quality Guidelines To Include Affiliates

Google added some lines to the What are Google’s quality guidelines? At the top, there is one slight change to the wording, nothing material. But Google added two points to the bottom. They added a bullet to the “Quality guidelines – specific guidelines and a paragraph at the bottom of the page.

The additional content includes;

If your site participates in an affiliate program, make sure that your site adds value. Provide unique and relevant content that gives users a reason to visit your site first.

If a site doesn’t meet our quality guidelines, it may be blocked from the index. If you determine that your site doesn’t meet these guidelines, you can modify your site so that it does and request reinclusion.

So, Google only wants sites that add value through unique and relevant content. If your site does not meet the Google quality guidelines, Google may remove you from the index.

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