Google: YMYL Sites Should Have An Expert To Write The Content

Jul 24, 2019 - 8:26 am 72 by

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Google's John Mueller talked about YMYL, specific to the health space, and mentioned that it is if you are writing about a topic on health that you are not an expert on then you are starting off already on a "shaky foundation." He said it probably makes sense for you to find experts to write or review what you wrote so that the content is "correct and it's trustworthy." He added it is content you want to feel comfortable that your friends can share with other friends.

This question was asked by Tom Bourlet.

John said:

It's something where if you're already saying they know a lot about this but they're not experts then that is already kind of a shaky foundation right. So that's something where maybe it makes sense for them to work with experts and to put together some real expert content where it's clear to anyone who's reading those pages that actually this information is correct and it's trustworthy, it's something that an expert has written or an expert has reviewed and accordingly it it's essentially something that anyone can take and forward to their friends and say this is kind of something to watch out for or something important that you should read on this topic.

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John also mentioned the ranking team also always tells him that it is better to improve the content than just remove it, so he said take that with a grain of salt. He did add that it is not always feasible to do that. He discussed the various ways to remove content either by removing it, noindexing them or something else. Either way, Google will now evaluate your web site around the content they see now and reprocess that information.

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So it sounds like if you are in health or YMYL you really need to get an expert to write this content for you or at least review it with their stamp of approval.

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