A few days ago, Google updated their search quality raters guidelines PDF document.  This was first noticed by Jennifer Slegg, who documented most of the changes between this updated version and the March version, which was focused on offensive and upsetting content.

According to Jennifer Slegg, the core changes is the new guidelines around non-English language pages.  “This update seems primarily focused with international non-English results,” she said. “This is particularly where there are non-English languages being searched in, as well as cases where there might be both English and non-English mixed results from Google,” she added.

Conspiracy is another topic that Google expanded upon, such as how these quality raters should handle Google search results that return conspiracy theory content.  There was a section on the topic that Google removed on the topic of pornographic ads being displayed on non-adult websites.

Check out Jennifer Slegg’s information over here on her site.

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