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Google: Experience is now a search metric

Google is updating their search quality raters guidelines by adding an experience signal to its Expertise, Authority, Trustworthiness (E-A-T) principle.

E-experience needed: Google will look for signals in content that show some degree of experience like:

  • Actual use of a product.
  • Having personally visited a place.
  • Communicating what a person experienced.

For example, if you search for “how to fill a tax form correctly,” Google would prioritize content written by an actual financial or accounting expert.

The new E-E-A-T principle is part of an officially released guideline – so check it out.

And now, an Analytics update: Google has released a Google Analytics 4 (GA4) landing page report that should help you examine page effectiveness and optimize accordingly.

The report will compare average engagement time per session, conversions, new users, views, and total revenue, and identify opportunities for improvement.

Why we care: The E-E-A-T is another big change in how Google plans to approach organic content in 2022 and beyond. Make sure you adapt to the new principles so you don’t get overtaken.

Also, GA4 got another welcome addition that should help you better understand how your website performs. Now it’s time to execute!

Alex Lim is a certified book reviewer and editor with over 10 years of experience in the publishing industry. He has reviewed hundreds of books for reputable magazines and websites, such as The New York Times, The Guardian, and Goodreads. Alex has a master’s degree in comparative literature from Harvard University and a PhD in literary criticism from Oxford University. He is also the author of several acclaimed books on literary theory and analysis, such as The Art of Reading and How to Write a Book Review. Alex lives in London, England with his wife and two children. You can contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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