Does google check articles for grammar?

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An SEO in my local mastermind group said that Google can value article quality based on grammar. Has anyone seen anything to support this?
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  • Profile picture of the author net4rx
    Google always finds fresh and unique content so hoe can it skip or ignore grammar mistakes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Delta223
    Do you believe Google weighs it as a ranking factor?
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  • Profile picture of the author 530112
    just think of spun articles
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    • Profile picture of the author farabi
      Hey, I don't understood what is spun article, can you please discuss about spun article? Please Help me.

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      Farabi
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      • Profile picture of the author moSEO
        Originally Posted by farabi View Post

        Hey, I don't understood what is spun article, can you please discuss about spun article? Please Help me.

        Thanks
        Farabi
        {Make sure|Ensure|Make certain|Be sure|Be certain} that the {entire|whole} {house|home|place|residence} is {clean|tidy|spic and span|orderly} and that it {looks|appears|feels} {inviting|appealing|welcoming}.

        source:http://spinz.me/spin-ready-examples.php
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      • Profile picture of the author ZmB
        Originally Posted by farabi View Post

        Hey, I don't understood what is spun article, can you please discuss about spun article? Please Help me.

        Thanks
        Farabi
        It's where you have an article then you add some synonyms to words that can be spun to make a new article that is unique. It's usually and mostly 99.99% done by a software but I know some that do it manually then throw it in something.

        If your going to spin something, read it after and correct as you go.
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  • Profile picture of the author dickystalon
    Well,it is believed that most of the times Google ignores grammatical mistakes.But yes the content of the website should be unique and well written.You must use keyword density of 2%-4%.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Wolfe
    if it's not right now, you can count that it will soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author STLSEO
      Originally Posted by Jason Wolfe View Post

      if it's not right now, you can count that it will soon.
      Agreed. Googlebots are getting smarter by the second.
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  • Profile picture of the author wakas
    Crammar is very important while content writing.Google also pay attention to this,So your content should be grammatical correct.otherwise it may ask Google to rank your content low.
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  • Profile picture of the author David
    If a portion of your total article/ stream does NOT meet the AP Stylesheet... you're deemed to have "lessor quality" content.

    Some of your grammar is OK for it to be colloquial
    blogs typically use LOL, txt short cuts... that is to be expected
    but some, not sure what percentage but some of your total articles in your stream, if you want them to be deemed "authoritative" by the algorithm, some of them have to "pass muster" vis a vis the AP Stylesheet
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  • Profile picture of the author surebtech
    actually if you are using unique content that will always speak. If you are using spinner , rewriter it is always having grammer mistakes. As of i know Google do not allowed this types .
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  • Profile picture of the author jasono
    Yeah. I think google checks them. They have been so strict about content lately especially after the panda and penguin update. Also, with grammar issues, you won't have visitors in your website.
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    • If you submit content with lots of grammar mistakes, you will be losing potential visitors and lose your credibility. Even if Google doesn't check articles for grammar, this will affect your rankings in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeRub
    Panda destroyed a lot of sites with poor grammar. I don't think is a good idea to have a site with a lot of mistakes in the content.
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  • Profile picture of the author cardine
    I believe it does for higher volume/money sites.

    I know a couple of the algorithms Google has which "readability" from my own NLP research and from reading Google patents. I have no clue how often they use those algorithms (my guess it not often because they are generally very resource intensive to compute) but I know they exist.

    Although a good spinner can still work around those readability factors if you know what

    That does not mean you have to use completely unique high quality content, though. If a spinner incorporates those readability factors in its spinning it can produce readable articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author zonkow
    Google doesn't have a human mind. It can't think the way people do. How can it find the grammatical errors in a post?
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  • Profile picture of the author krishdir
    Even I agree with this.... Google always checks for grammar mistakes. The articles with lot of grammar mistakes will not be valued high by Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author exhibittrader
    Yes grammatical error change meaning of the sentence. so coming future Google calculate such error.
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  • Profile picture of the author engagedotscrm
    Content posted with hell lot of grammar mistakes are of no use. Quality content is nothing but the unique content with no grammar mistakes.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasono
    Even if google does not check it.. do you think your visitors will come back at your site?
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  • Profile picture of the author moSEO
    Yes Google checks for typos. The question is, do you check for typos?
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  • Profile picture of the author ps2home
    If you regularly make spelling mistakes in your articles then Google will definitely take note. If you copy content then Google will also give you a cross. Getting a comma in the wrong place here and there won't really harm you, but make sure your information is on-topic and spelt right.
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    • Profile picture of the author HD Node
      Matt Cutts released a video on this topic last year. He said that he didn't believe spelling or grammar was currently used as a ranking factor, but that it would be fair for Google to do so in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charley Brown
    Grammar may not be used as a direct ranking factor right now, but it most certainly influences your site's ranking and overall performance.

    Keep it mind, however, that some grammatical rules are often broken when writing truly effective copy. It is not uncommon for sales copy to have one word sentences, or even sentences ending with prepositions.

    It truly depends on what kind of site you have.

    However, if your content has absolutely abysmal spelling and grammar, there's a good chance that your visitors will exit your site faster than they got there. That alone will damage your SERP ranking.

    Poor grammar will also greatly damage your authority status in your niche, and may lead potential customers to look elsewhere.

    Remember, people say content is king for good reason. It has been proven time and time again that high quality content will lead to more conversions, and, in general, increased organic traffic. If your grammar isn't great, hire a skilled native English speaker to copy edit your existing content, or to write new content for your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Danny Garcia
      I guess Google does check articles for grammar. that's the best way to differentiate between an original article and an spun article. and besides its always good to post a readable article. who'd even care to read an article full of errors. that's just a way to annoy your traffic. they'd never come back to your site again.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeanneLynn
    I doubt it. There are a lot of sites on page 1 with terrible grammar and poor English. There are even some sites with badly spun articles. I sure wish Google would grammar check these sites and knock them down to position 1000 or even de-index them. It's really annoying.
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    • Profile picture of the author moSEO
      Originally Posted by JeanneLynn View Post

      I doubt it. There are a lot of sites on page 1 with terrible grammar and poor English. There are even some sites with badly spun articles. I sure wish Google would grammar check these sites and knock them down to position 1000 or even de-index them. It's really annoying.
      Google does correct typos in their SERPs. I realize that's not the exact same as this thread subject, but I think it's better to make sure a webpage doesn't include typos.

      Google can also detect "Reading Levels":
      I don't think the SERP "Reading Level" plays much of a part in SEO, I do think Googles in a position right now to flip a switch & make "Reading Level" a factor in SEO anytime they want.

      Best bet is to not include typos, besides no typos just makes for a better page for traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author lindasofia
    Nowadays Google is emphasizing on content and it gives importance to those sites which have unique and quality content. Quality of content depends on Grammar and how Google can ignore it???
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Edward
    Yes, it does check articles. And also removes all the articles which contain duplicate content.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Some people might say no to this but honestly it's very likely, and i can even say WF does.

    Each time i type trying to respond to a thread incorrect words is underlined in red, if your red is too much Google knows, the site you are publishing it on will most likely take it off.
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    • Profile picture of the author rahmanpaidar
      Originally Posted by johnben1444 View Post

      Some people might say no to this but honestly it's very likely, and i can even say WF does.

      Each time i type trying to respond to a thread incorrect words is underlined in red, if your red is too much Google knows, the site you are publishing it on will most likely take it off.
      There are tone of examples where the words that most people think
      are misspelled, are scientifically meaningful.

      Examples are:
      - Academic specific and abbreviated terms
      - Programming codes, commands and variables
      - New daily generated words and slang specifically in non-english languages.
      - etc..

      If the quote from you be correct, then no one can search for programming
      codes and pages with lots of snippet of codes and also no one is allowed
      to search for scientific dynamic terms.
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  • Profile picture of the author tech84
    They probably use the same tools such as those built in word processors such as microsoft word, it can detect spelling mistakes and sometime even grammatical errors and sentence structure. And as for them being Google, they probably have a better software for checking these kind of mistakes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dayes
    Forget about what Google thinks, and start thinking about your actual visitors.

    If someone goes to a typical tech blog, and they see a guide for the iPhone, written in broken English, by someone from a country where most people can't even afford them, they will run a million miles away.
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  • Profile picture of the author b4uindia
    There are a lot of online grammar checking tools available on internet, thus yes ofcourse big G need quality content and having good Grammar is one of sign for a quality content.
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  • Profile picture of the author samual james
    According to me if your grammar is good enough then your article easily publish on quality article directory hence you can get priority over low quality content. After penguin update it’s important to maintain quality of article so according to me take care of grammatical error to avoid any further penalty from Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Astrageeks
    You should take care of grammar for visitors purpose.Make sure that the content is unique.
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  • Profile picture of the author AMABIZ
    In general, it's always a good idea to practice good techniques. If google doesn't catch the mistakes, it's still the quickest way to lose the interest of your visitors.
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    • Profile picture of the author Delta223
      Originally Posted by Mr Lim View Post

      After so many replies where's OP?
      I'm here; should I check in every 20 posts? :p
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  • Profile picture of the author antac
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    Personally I believe Google ignores grammatical mistakes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amandasimmons
    yes, Google is capable of identifying grammar mistakes; it can even distinguish translated and spun content. The software they developed was with Wikipedia Group and they reportedly spent $30 million to integrate the software to their search algorithm. Some of my friends would do this...use content spinner, run hundreds of blogs on a particular niche and make thousands of dollars....Today, they aren't making a penny.
    Over the years, Google has evolved a lot. You can't trick them for long.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    Yep dude, I'm not totally confirmed about it but I believe that Google ignores grammatical mistakes.
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  • Profile picture of the author GSX
    I would say they used to ignore grammatical mistakes as I've ranked tons of sites with poor grammar but I bet now for long, they definitely have the linguistic code to differentiate between poor grammar and good grammar.
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  • Profile picture of the author maddyacca
    Really nice discussions
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  • Do u hear about this "Conetent is King". Google check its are not try to avoid grammer mistake
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  • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
    I think search engines are not intelligent enough now to check all grammar mistakes. It reduces their speed a lot. However, maybe they check some vital ones.
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    • Profile picture of the author ilee
      Am I the only one that finds half these posts ironically funny?

      Originally Posted by socialbookmark View Post

      I think search engines are not intelligent enough now to check all grammar mistakes. It reduces their speed a lot. However, maybe they check some vital ones.
      My nan's computer from 1995 has a grammar checker...
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      • Profile picture of the author rahmanpaidar
        Originally Posted by ichl13 View Post

        Am I the only one that finds half these posts ironically funny?



        My nan's computer from 1995 has a grammar checker...
        No. socialbookmark is very correct.

        You passed your Grammer Checker program only one document and
        it returned back spell corrected version in less than a second.

        You are talking about one document not 50 billions documents indexed
        by a search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimseo
    Originally Posted by Delta223 View Post

    An SEO in my local mastermind group said that Google can value article quality based on grammar. Has anyone seen anything to support this?
    I don't think it affect directly
    But indirectly, It will!
    As poorly written articles gonna have high bounce rate , low page engagement and less time of page. Those KPIs will effect your search engine ranking
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  • Profile picture of the author magestore
    I never heard about this, all I know is that Google ranks article based on its relevance, on-page SEO, off-page SEO, social sharing...
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  • Profile picture of the author smithjames260
    Yes I think that would be possible. Google is much more into unique articles and of course your article must be readable, if your grammar is wrong then that would become unreadable or your reader will more likely get annoyed.
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