Google Updates & Details Webmaster Guidelines

Google has just updated their Google Webmaster guidelines page with clearer and more detailed guidelines.

If you scroll down to the quality guidelines portion and the “Quality guidelines – specific guidelines” section, you will notice that those specifics are now hyperlinked to more details.

I may update this post with more information, after I dig deeper into the pages and listen to Matt Cutts at Google talk about it on the Penalty Box Summit session at SMX.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: SEO | Google: Webmaster Central


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  • crimsongirl

    So basically – nothing new?

    I mean, this is what we’ve been hearing for years. No changes in tactics needed for SEO types.

    The only thing that gets me is “Don’t send automated queries”. How do they know the queries are from the person who owns/controls the site?

  • JLH
  • Sebastian

    Yep John, that’s so new that I didn’t (yet) covered it in my first take on the update;) Well, the news is old though, at least when you consider Matt’s blog posts official announcements.

    What I like is that the Googlers in charge really tried to write for their audience, that is Webmasters and Web developers, not (only) search geeks. Hence the news is that Google really cares. Since the revamp is a funded project, I guess the few paragraphs where the guidelines are still mysterious for the great unwashed, or even potentially misleading, will get corrected soon.

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