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I've taken no Google exams, I'm curious about apps becoming available in your Google webmasters tools and google apps the more exams you pass. Someone I know told me that the more exams you pass, the more tools become available to you but I cannot find any information about it anywhere online. Is this some sort of secret or am I just misinformed?

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Sorry, that came off as rude and it wan't meant to. –  toomanyairmiles Jun 13 '12 at 22:46
    
Oh no, you're fine. I just am constantly being told certain SEO 'things' and I'd really like to get outside opinions and knowledge since I know no other SEO people (I visit seobook and graywolf and searchengineland and seomoz and all that but i don't partcipate in any groups thus far nor have i done any google exam studying). –  huzzah Jun 13 '12 at 22:57
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There is the fetch as googlebot tool that shows you what the Googlebot see's, which is a form of scoring and bing webmaster tools has recently come up with a crawlscore metric so that could be the source of the confusion/rumors.

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Perhaps. I've seen this tool but it's available to everyone. It doesn't actually return a numeric score, tho, right? From what I am being told the exams, the more advanced ones, get progressivly more expensive. Is it possible that a perk of 'spending the money' gets the successful test taker more 'stuff' (other than the obviously valuable insights into Google's ranking processes)? –  huzzah Jun 13 '12 at 23:00
    
@HeatherWalters I think it's unlikely, google do offer exams for Analytics, but they are pretty cheap in the grand scheme of things. –  toomanyairmiles Jun 13 '12 at 23:04
    
I guess I'll never know till I take a few exams myself, thanks for the 2 cents! –  huzzah Jun 14 '12 at 13:51
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