• http://localreachlabs.com/ Russell Hayes

    So now we have people who aren’t formally trained in the medical profession judging the content authority of a medically focused web site. Makes perfect sense!

  • http://localreachlabs.com/ Russell Hayes

    So now we have people who aren’t formally trained in the medical profession judging the content authority of a medically focused web site. Makes perfect sense!

  • Guest

    Can someone link to the leaked document? You would think that would be present in this article…

  • Guest

    Can someone link to the leaked document? You would think that would be present in this article…

  • Gridlock
  • Durant Imboden

    It certainly doesn’t take an M.D. to tell if a site is published by the Mayo Clinic or by Herb’s Herbal Viagra Shop.

  • Guest

    So your response was to snarkily link to the outdated document (Version 4.1) that leaked last spring that is not the version (4.2) of the document being referenced in this article?

  • http://chrisdesrochers.org/ Chris Desrochers

    You can get full version 4.1 here: https://twitter.com/SynrgyHQ/status/402489678240022528

  • http://chrisdesrochers.org/ Chris Desrochers

    You can get full version 4.1 here: https://twitter.com/SynrgyHQ/status/402489678240022528

  • http://www.irishwonder.com IrishWonder

    Remember prank “news” sites? Ever fell for one of those? A better imitation of some Schmayo Clinic site, and you’re golden…

  • http://www.irishwonder.com IrishWonder

    Remember prank “news” sites? Ever fell for one of those? A better imitation of some Schmayo Clinic site, and you’re golden…

  • Gagool

    It’s always easy to be derisive if you choose two extremes for your (counter)argument. Probably 90% of such decisions for quality raters will be much less straightforward than Mayo Clinic vs. Herb’s Shop.

  • Gridlock

    Incorrect.

  • Durant Imboden

    Yes, but Google’s quality raters aren’t likely to be determining whether an article on pancreatitis by Dr. Park at Stanford is more accurate, more up to date, or supported by more research studies than an article on the same topic by Dr. Horowitz at Beth Israel. Their job is to provide input so Google’s algorithm can separate the wheat from the chaff. And in the “Your Money or Your Life” categories, there’s plenty of chaff that needs blowing away.

  • Dan Shure

    Regardless to whether this is actually in the algo, I like this sort of stuff because it gets me thinking different and outside of my own biases as to what “quality content” might be. Google’s wording and point of view in these docs feels unique and out of the echo chamber-ish. Critical thinking required.