Sunday, January 10, 2010

Google Site Clinic : Tried It Yet?

Google Site ClinicNo, this is not a new Google product, so you haven't missed anything. At the beginning of the year the Google Search Quality team has announced that anyone can get their site's checked for quality and best practices by the Google team free of cost! The team would actually go through your site and offer constructive advice on accessibility and improvements that can lead to better visibility for your website in Google's search results.

To submit your site at Google Site Clinic, click here and fill in all the information requested. Just a note though, by submitting your site you agree to the use of your website as an example in their future blog posts under the Google Site Clinic banner.

Also, here are a few important guidelines that you need to follow:

1) To participate, your site must be registered on the Google Webmaster tools. This is to ensure that the submitter is the owner of the site and thus they have the owner's permission to use the site for Google Site Clinic. If you don't have a webmaster tools account yet, it's pretty simple to obtain. You can get one here.

2) Your website should meet the Google quality guidelines. This is because they will be using the same guidelines as criteria to select the websites for analysis. You can review the webmaster guidelines for any clarification.

The Site Clinic would be accepting submissions till the 20th of Jan, 2010. To know more you can click here.

Please Note: Not all sites will make it to their analysis list. From those that do, a few representative websites will be chosen as examples for the follow-up posts to share best practices.

1 Comment:

Cara Doors said...

I've never heard of this before, so thanks for posting about it! I'm going to give it a go, fingers crossed..

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