Official Google Guidelines Updated

September 18th, 2012 by Patrick Sexton

update: I have confirmed with two Google employees that these new guidelines were put up by mistake and were not meant to go public yet. I just happened to notice them and I naturally wrote about them.

I have removed this post because I was writing about something that was not supposed to go live yet. I guess all I can tell you for sure is that there will be new guidelines at some point.

Sorry for the confusion. Not what I wanted for my first blog post on feedthebot!

12 responses to this post.

  1. Mike Wilton
    September 18, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Bummed you pulled the post mate. I think, even if premature, it was some good info and definitely some insight into the direction Google is going when it comes to their webmaster guidelines moving forward. Perhaps you could repost and just leave a disclaimer that the guidelines aren’t final. ;)

  2. September 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Hi Mike, thanks for the comment, I know what you mean, but I write almost exclusively on the guidelines and I know the googlers involved, and it doesnt sit right with me to display their stuff that was put out there by mistake. I can wait. :)

  3. Scott
    September 18, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Any idea on when they will be public? Super interested now…

  4. Scott
    September 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Aww, Google updated the cached version of your page already, and Bing doesn’t have it at all… bummer ;(

  5. September 19, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Hi Scott,
    Sorry, no word on when they will be updated publicly :(

  6. jim
    September 20, 2012 at 8:52 am

    It’s their fault for going live by mistake, not yours. You should put the post back up.

  7. Rob
    September 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Stop kissing googles ass and post the guidelines :)

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