Google's Leaked Search Quality Rating Program

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    xSEOxNinja
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    In case you missed it, last week a PDF of Google’s Search Quality Rating Program (version 5) spread throughout the SEO world. In this 160 page document we gain insight to some very telling parts of the search and page ranking algorithm, such as:

    – Characteristics of high, medium, and low quality pages (with screenshots and tips)
    – Google’s vision of being an “expert” or “authority”
    – A comprehensive overview of Utility Rating
    – Ratings such as V (vital) U (useful) R (relevant) SR (slightly relevant) OT (off topic or useless) and even how they rate/flag content that is not “appropriate for the default user” such as P (porn) F (foreign language) or D (didn’t load results)
    – A basic overview of Google’s updated views on User Intent
    – Much more

    Here’s a SlideShare link to where I found the PDF being hosted:

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    Jesse Aaron
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    NICE FIND! Thanks for sharing that I think a lot of people will find it extremely useful.

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    np! I like how SlideShare embeds 3 links when you post one of their links. Talk about an “effective” link building strategy -.-

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    Yea that’s a bit excessive; I think the link with the name to the slideshare itself should be the only link allowed since it’s necessary. I don’t think a like to the profile of who shared it is necessary though.

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    I checked the page source and both links are no-follow. good on them for keeping it nofollow at least.

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    Ah that’s fine then.

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