Get Your Website Reviewed By Google This Monday, November 18th

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Google’s John Mueller announced on Google+ that on Monday, November 18th, they will be offering live, online reviews of websites during their office hours.

If you’re a website owner this is an unprecedented opportunity to have someone from Google look through your website and provide feedback right on the spot.

Feedback will be given during a Google+ hangout where you can watch live as someone from Google reviews websites that have been submitted for review. Go here to add your site to the list.

Since the reviews are happening live for all to see, this is also a great opportunity to learn from other sites. During the Hangout you can find out what others are doing right or wrong, and then apply that knowledge to your site.

Have you been trying hard to please Google to no avail? Here’s a rare chance to find out directly from Google exactly what is holding your site back from achieving the ranking you think it deserves.

To be sure you don’t miss this event, you can add it to your Google calendar by following this link.

Are you going to submit your site for review? What would you specifically want to ask Google about your site if you had the chance? I’m curious, so let me know in the comments section!

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  • Daniel Sanchez

    I sure did 😀

    • Matt Southern

      Awesome, I hope your site gets picked for a review! What specifically would you want them to look at?

  • Niki

    Thanks for this info. I would absolutely love Google to check out my site and I’ve registered. I’m frozen, concerned about doing the wrong thing. Haven’t updated material for a while, so I know that’s an issue, but my main concern is avoiding negative SEO. This seems to me such a burden to website owners. There’s a lot of work involved to remove these nasties from your site. I wish Google could come up with something their end that would take care of the problem – stop it before it happens!

    • Matt Southern

      Thanks for the comment, Niki. Is there anything specific that you think you might be doing wrong? I went to check out your site and nothing immediately strikes me as a red flag for negative SEO. Of course the blog needs some content, like you said, but after a quick glance I’m not sure what has you so concerned.

  • ruby

    Yep I submitted my relatively new site and hoping that they can provide suggestions for improvement. I just moved it to a new domain name and I am working on getting the copy and contact info updated.

    • Matt Southern

      Great choice of domain name! Best of luck on getting selected for a review.

      • ruby

        Something came up that day, and I missed it. I need to check if they have a recording of the HOA. I am assuming that they do since it was public.

  • Jeric

    May I know what is the exact time of Google+ hangout? I live here in the Philippines and I am interested to watch it live but I think our time zone is different.

    • Matt Southern

      Hi Jeric, I believe the time is 10am Pacific

  • Niki

    Hi Matt, thanks for your feedback. I suppose I’m just skittled by all the comments of websites ranking highly one day then suddenly losing everything with a Google algorithm change. My biggest concern is about the impact of negative SEO though. It seems to me that once you’re out there with a bit of a following, there are people who are more than willing to mess with your site. And for that you get penalised. I really would like to see Google come up with something that will stop anything like that before it happens. Yes, new posting is a must and I’ll be doing that very soon. There’s a ton of information and events out there for sharing. Thanks for taking the time and the feedback. If you feel inclined, I would love to know your initial reaction when you got to the site. Anything that could be improved. Thanks Cheers

    • Matt Southern

      I agree that people messing with your site can be worrisome, but it’s hard to control other people’s actions. My best advice is to do everything right that you can control. Since you’re starting off fresh you’re unlikely to run into a lot of problems that long-time site owners have been penalized for, such as spammy backlinks, low quality content, keyword stuffing etc.

      I don’t want you to take this the wrong way, but when I first got to the site I had the impression that you were trying to sell me something. There’s nothing wrong with trying to sell an ebook, but maybe save that for a well optimized landing page and use the homepage to provide value to the visitors up front.

  • Niki

    Matt, thanks for that.
    Not at all offended I believe that iIf you ask for advice you should never be offended. I appreciate your comment and will be changing the site soon. Thanks again. Cheers

  • Petr Pinkas

    Well, seems like they are full: No longer accepting new questions or votes at this time.

    • Matt Southern

      Unfortunately they are full, but you can still watch the reviews of other sites.

  • Ros

    Drat! “No longer accepting new questions”. I’m too late this time but hopefully there’ll be another chance soon. Think it’s a brilliant idea though!

  • Quantumpcsupport

    Great idea, it can only be initiated by the company like google. I am sure all website owner will try to en-cash this opportunity. I also like to avail this opportunity but i have no web cam. So i am confused how I could watch their feedback about my site.

  • James H.

    This seems great! I just wonder how useful it’ll actually be. The turnout sounds like it’s going to be A LOT of people, so I hope they have enough Google members on hand. I’m definitely curious to see how they’ll be able to help people with lots of negative SEO. That’s going to be interesting.

  • soman

    How is it possible? Normally it takes at least a week about analyzing webpage and giving suggestion. Hope this is for Google’s Naming publicity. I appreciate them that they are going to give a free feedback in their official timing. But I’m wondering, how they are going to give a real valuable feedback :

    • Matt Southern

      I can’t wait to see how they do this as well, the only way to find out is to watch the Hangout!

  • Rand

    I looked at the event and it says it will be between 3 and 4pm but is this showing me my local timezone or will it be some other? Anyone know?