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[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 2:35 pm (utc) on Jul 11, 2014]
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Are there any indications as to whether or not the raters have the power to alter the position of the reviewed site in the SERPs?
Raters’ judgments do not directly impact Google’s search result rankings. While a rater may give a particular URL a score, that score does not directly increase or decrease a given website’s ranking.
Instead these scores are used in aggregate to evaluate search quality and make decisions about changes.
Raters have never had the ability to alter a specific sites ranking. That comes from Google and from former Raters that I know.
One rater who got up on the wrong side of the bed that morning isn't going to affect your site in the slightest.
[edited by: JD_Toims at 3:02 am (utc) on Jul 13, 2014]
We do not know how it is done.
[edited by: JD_Toims at 3:19 am (utc) on Jul 13, 2014]
Where's the easy to find contact/email/address link here
Oh, I am sure there are some SEOs or friends/spouses of SEOs who are quality raters, but from what I understand, they try to avoid anyone with more than a passing knowledge of the industry.
[edited by: goodroi at 1:03 pm (utc) on Jul 13, 2014]
[edit reason] Time for somebody to reread the forum rules [/edit]
Does it have to be identified with the exact word "contact"?
[edited by: JD_Toims at 5:05 am (utc) on Jul 13, 2014]
Does this site here we're all frequenting have the "qualities" expected/dictated-to a Google-hired, non-seo, non-webmaster, "normal person" to be rated consistently as "highest quality", or not?
Sometimes it is impossible to figure out the purpose of the page despite your best effort to do so.
I am more than a little puzzled by the way they keep citing a custom 404 page as an example of "highest quality". Haven't they been saying all these years that you shouldn't want your error documents to get indexed? Sure, it factors into overall site quality, but this is about pages.
Quality raters do not impact the search results at all... And here is it straight from Google...
Jenstar: Never let facts get in the way of a faith-based discussion. :-)
"Do not directly impact" (google's words) is a far, far cry from "do not impact at all" (your words).
- Quality raters consistently find a couple of crappy pages in the group.
- Google algo team / spam team looks at those crappy pages to figure out why the algo is erroneously ranking them (and other low quality pages) highly.