UPDATE: October 18, 2011, 2:03 PM EST Search Engine Land has removed links to this story so the document is no longer available for download from SearchEngineLand.com.  Their original story has been updated to reflect this.  You can check it out here.

Have you ever dreamed of getting your hands on that valuable commodity known as the “Google Search Quality Rating Guidelines”?

Dream no more.  Search Engine Land was tipped off this morning and obtained a copy of the Google Quality Rating Guidelines handbook from March 30 of this year.

Why is this important?  Well, this guideline is used by Google Quality Raters to aid them in measuring a page’s relevancy and rating search results.  This is just one of the important pieces of Google’s puzzle but it does provide insight into what Google believes to be important.  I can assure you that Red Clay staff with be reviewing this over the next few days and will use this information to drive web marketing strategy for all of you awesome clients out there.  Stay tuned.

Also, if you would like some light reading, here’s a link to that copy of the Search Quality Rating Guidelines from March 30, 2011.

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