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How Google’s Latest Update Impacts Legal Websites

This past November, Google publicly (and intentionally) released the full version of its Search Quality Rater’s Guidelines. Though Google is keeping the specific details about its search algorithm to itself, the guidelines certainly give us a better idea of what type of qualities Google expects to see from a high-ranking website. The file is a whopping 160 pages of search result examples with detailed reasons why certain results are good or bad (or in some cases, neither), so we thought we would save you some time and pulled the insight that affects you the most. Your Money, Your Life and How It Affects Your Website In section 2.3 of the guidelines, Google introduces a new search category to help rank websites according to their expertise and authority. “Your Money, Your Life” (YMYL) describes any website with information that affects the well-being of its user, including: Financial security and information Personal…
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