Ranking Factors

  • Guide to Google ranking factors – Part 10: backlinks

    … Last week we published the ninth instalment of our complete guide to Google ranking factors. It concentrated on outbound links and how and why these affect your site’s ranking. This week, we tackle backlinks. What is a backlink? A backlink is link from a third party website, back to your own. These can also be called ‘inbound’ or ‘incoming…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watch- 14 readers -
  • Do bounce rates affect a site’s search engine ranking?

    … The bounce rate debate continues… Bounce rates and how they affect a website’s ranking on Google has been discussed, dissected, and dismembered over and over again. As fully transcribed on this site, a conversation between Rand Fishkin, CEO of Moz, and Andrey Lipattsev, Google’s search quality senior strategist, led to a surprising discussion…

    Adam Stetzer/ Search Engine Watch- 18 readers -
  • Meta Tags: Writing Meta Data for Search Results & CTRs

    … In a recent Content Marketing Institute post, Moz founder Rand Fishkin discusses the inevitable search engine ranking factor changes on the horizon, one of which is relevant click-through rate (CTR). In the not-so-distant future, search engines will be able to determine if your page is getting more clicks than the ones above it in the SERP…

    The SEM Postin SEO- 12 readers -