How can I trigger a re-evaluation throughout the site
How can I trigger a re-evaluation throughout the site?
Google’s John Mueller provides insights into frequent quality assessments and discusses what might lead to a reassessment of quality throughout the site.
Google’s John Mueller answered the question of how Google can undertake a re-evaluation of site quality. Google’s Mueller described how the re-evaluation process works on Google’s site.
How can I tell Google that a re-evaluation of site quality is necessary?
The questioner gave examples of when we needed a site-wide quality review and how publishers might let Google know that such an inspection required substantial adjustments.
So instead of passively waiting for Google to crawl a website and see a significant change during a routine crawling and indexing, the individual asked how they could notify Google that there was a significant change and put a website reevaluation into motion.
This is the question that was asked: “What can a webmaster do to trigger a site-wide quality re-evaluation?
Just like when you move areas or when Google says, all right… let’s attempt to collect fresh signals and evaluate whether the site is quality better.”
No technological way to reassess
Mueller originally stated there is nothing on the webmaster side to trigger an on-site re-evaluation, and that it was typically not necessary because site updates are updated in the index continuously.
John Mueller answered: “I suppose nothing technological can be done to… prompt a re-evaluation.
And it’s generally also not necessary because our systems effectively re-evaluate all the time.
You look at the content we found for a site and, when we observe this change, we will consider it over time.
So this isn’t anything you need to do manually to activate it.”
Major Site Changes Require Reassessment
Mueller identified future situations in which a substantial quality reassessment may be necessary.
“Once we have to rethink how the site works if the site is undergoing major restructuring of its website, changing many of the URLs and all of its internal linkages, and moving from a CMS to another CMS and all of it changing and looking different.
Then we can’t just retain the previous idea of the site from a quality point of view, or from a technological point of view, since everything is changed.
So we have to somehow reconsider all this.
But this isn’t also something that can be triggered by something particular but rather it’s all changed on the web and we have to do a lot of incremental adjustments to re-evaluate it.”
Should the Google Search Console provide a tool for reassessment?
It may be helpful for Google, site users and the publisher if there is a method to trigger an extensive re-evaluation if the whole website has undergone an abrupt change.
Typical problems might arise when a website moves domains, changes CMS, the structure of a site, or changes significant content quality.
It may not have to be a tool type command but more like a hand raised to tell Google that something important has happened.
Google may claim that it’s not required, but it may make certain publishers more comfortable if the input is available.
How do you feel? What do you feel?
Should Google have a tool for reassessing website quality?
How to trigger a re-evaluation throughout the site?
Watch John Mueller’s 32:53 minute question answer: