Google Ranking Signals

  • An in-depth guide to Google ranking factors

    … In SEO, Google’s ranking factors are the stuff of legend. There are rumored to be more than 200 signals which inform Google’s rankings (although this statistic originated in 2006, so it’s probably safe to say things have changed a bit since then), and the exact factors which make up this list, as well as their order of importance, is the subject…

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  • Guide to Google ranking factors – Part 10: backlinks

    … in our Google ranking factors series, check out: Part 9: outbound links Part 8: internal links Part 7: site-level signals Part 6: trust signals, authority and expertise. Part 5: duplicate content and syndication. Part 4: content freshness. Part 3: quality content. Part 2: keyword relevancy, frequency and Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI). Part 1: on-page signals such as title tags, H1 tags and meta descriptions. …

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  • Guide to Google ranking factors – Part 8: internal links

    …, as it makes your site look incompetent or irrelevant at best, poorly maintained or abandoned at worst. Anchor text 9) By using clear anchor text (the clickable highlighted words in any give link) it helps improve your ranking for certain keywords. If we want this article to rank for the term ’internal link guide’ then we can begin linking to it from other…

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  • Google Index set to go ‘mobile-first’ within months

    … behaviour. You’re already aware that more than half of all searches happen on mobile, but also if a page takes more than a few seconds to load, a user will abandon and visit somewhere else. Google has been working to make the user experience for mobile better, by introducing Accelerated Mobile Pages, making site speed a ranking factor and perhaps…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watchin Google- 39 readers -