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Google’s reading level scores for UK newspapers

December 11, 2010 One Comment

Google's launched a new feature that analyzes reading level scores for websites. Here are the scores for national UK newspapers, plus the overall verdict Google gives on the site's reading level.

There's no right score - it depends on the audience, of course. These are ordered by basic score - the order's fairly surprising (though that may say more about Google's scores ...)

Sun

Overall reading level according to Google: Basic

Sun

Sun

FT

Overall reading level according to Google: Intermediate

FT

FT

Guardian

Overall reading level according to Google: Intermediate

Guardian

Guardian

Daily Mail

Overall reading level according to Google: Intermediate

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Mirror

Overall reading level according to Google: Basic

Mirror

Mirror

Times

Overall reading level according to Google: Intermediate

The Times

The Times

Express

Overall reading level according to Google: Basic (which makes little sense given the graph ...)

Express

Express

Telegraph

Overall reading level according to Google: Intermediate

Telegraph

Telegraph

Independent

Overall reading level according to Google: Intermediate

Independent

Independent

So if you ever want to know what a London SEO consultant does. It's this.

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