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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Google: One Part Of Site Can Hurt Entire Site Quality - Search Engine Journal

Last updated Friday, January 7, 2022 08:58 ET , Source: NewsService

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Google’s John Mueller answered a question about a poor translation on a website. He expanded his answer to address the issue of how Google rates a website for quality when one section of it is of poor quality.

While the question is about a section of a site that has a poor translation, Mueller’s answer provides insights into how site quality, even in one section of a site, can affect the entire website and the rankings.

Low Quality Section of a Website

The person asking the question wanted to know if a poor translation can affect an entire website.

He asked:

“I wonder if a poor translation of a new language version can negatively affect the SEO for (the) domain’s more established main language versions.”

He then offered the example of a well established French language site whose publisher adds a German language section of the site with poor autogenerated German language content.

He acknowledged that he knows Google frowns on poor quality translations.

What he wanted to know was whether this poor quality section could bring down the rest of the site or if the negative quality would be isolated to that section of the site.

One Part of Site Can Drag Down Entire Site

John Mueller answered the question as to whether the poor quality would be isolated to one section of a site.

Mueller:

“I guess the...



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