Even though search engines don’t disclose their ranking signals used in its algorithms, they have offered valuable guidance of their perspective of a site that has “high-quality” content. In many respects, it is the same criteria that an instructor would use to grade a research paper. High-quality sites are the “A” papers, papers with substantive content that offer analysis, are well researched and documented, and well-edited. The low quality sites are the “D” and “F” papers. These are the papers that are embarrassing to read; they are thrown together at the last minute, are often heavily plagiarized, and are laden with all sorts of grammatical mistakes.
High-quality content sites:
- Have trustworthy information
- Are a recognized authority on its topics.
- Are written by those with expertise in the topic.
- Generate topics based on interests of readers of the site
- Have original material: original content, original reporting, original research, original analysis
- Have well written articles with quality control, good editing, and attention to detail
- Have substantial value when compared to other sites in the search results
- Provide a complete or comprehensive description of the topic
- Contain insightful analysis and interesting information
- Have pages that you would want to bookmark or share with another
- Have articles that you could expect to see in a magazine or newspaper
- Are good enough to generate complements in review or comment sections
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