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This is the Full version of the Google Guidelines for Quality Raters on how to evaluate web pages (April 2007 revision). It’s a 43 pages PDF (approx. 2mb), and it covers various topics about: what a QR should do and don’t, relevance values - with examples as well, the EWOQ system, and (drum-roll please) what a QR should consider web spam and what, on the opposite, is fine.
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from sza 4409 Days ago #
Votes: 1

Original source: it’s a genuine internal document, then it offers a clue as to why Google keeps shit in the index and throws out innocent sites: they employ incompetent people as quality graders. Just read this: "Some webmasters employ CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to transform text into minute size or to hide it. Such ploys are not easy to spot, and identifying them by disabling this feature is an advanced technique and is totally optional."In any "self-respecting" browser you can disable css with one click. Advanced technique indeed.

from Justin-Goldberg 4408 Days ago #
Votes: 0

But disabling it requires an addon

from sza 4408 Days ago #
Votes: 0

No, it doesn’t. Not in Firefox and Opera.

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