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Search Quality Raters guidelines

The search engine published the full text of the document containing their search quality raters guidelines

In order to evaluate the search results and the quality of their algorithms, Google works with people who test these results

Evaluators form their opinions based on the guidelines, given by Google. These are the so-called Search Quality Raters guidelines.

So far they were available only to professionals, but a few days ago Google published the full text of the document. Google motivated their decision with the enormous number of mobile searches and the imposed algorithm changes.

Google’s Mimi Underwood explains: ‘(…) ratings from evaluators do not determine individual site rankings (…)’. She adds that the guidelines, used by the evaluators ‘(…) reflect what Google thinks search users want (…)’.

Underwood also hinted that Google will update the document permanently, as users’ demands and behavior are changing over time.

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