Google Patents ‘Watch Time’ as a Search Ranking Factor

by Matt Southern
A patent granted to Google this week may be an indication of how the search giant intends to rank video content in the future. Bill Slawski at his blog SEO by the Sea was the first to notice the patent that outlines Google’s proposed methods of ranking content by ‘watch time’. While this sounds like its aimed at video content, ‘watch time’ may also refer to how long someone ...Read the full article