Tuesday, February 1, 2011

ProBlogger Explains Google Reading Level

by Capability: Mom 
Problogger is a terrific resource that I read to help me figure out what the heck I am doing with my blog. Here they explain how to use a new Google feature called Google Reading Level and how to measure your own blog's reading level.  Basically, you want to be accessible - See how we did below then go to Google Advanced Search and type in your blog (scroll down for reading level) and you are good to go!

Results by reading level for coffee shop bloggers:

Results by reading level for capability mom blog:

Results by reading level for pragmatic mom blog:

From Problogger: 

Use Google Reading Level to Improve Your Blog Message
This guest post is by Rhys Wynne of the Winwar Media Blog.

Last month, Google launched its new Google Reading Level feature. What this does is algorithmically work out the reading level of the search results, to help users more easily decide which search results to click on.

How is it worked out?

Like everything with Google, I’m not entirely sure how Reading Level is calculated. I do know that teachers were paid to grade web pages, and an algorithm was worked out using that data.

Read the full post from Problogger here.

I am off to try an app, review a book, write an article, assess a volunteer opportunity, walk the dog, write a post about CoCoCozy, head to the store for storm provisions and make dinner for a friend. What does your day look like?

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