Ranking Factors

  • What are the Top SEO Ranking Factors in 2017?

    … multiple content formats (audio, video, infographics, micrographics, socialgraphics), beating your competition, disavowing unwanted links, promoting brand mentions, providing answers online, generating social media buzz, optimizing for voice searches and keeping your site mobile ready are all great strategies to promote your content. Here’s the infographic, Google SEO Ranking Factors and Promotional Strategies for 2017: © 2016 DK New Media. …

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blogin SEO- 28 readers -
  • 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- 31 readers -
  • Do bounce rates affect a site’s search engine ranking?

    … resolve the never-ending debate over bounce rates, but it’s certainly going to be a difficult process. More research is to come and Andrey believes the challenge to make bounce rate click data a strong and measurable metric is “gameable,” but Google still has a long way to go. “If we solve it, good for us,” Andrey said, “but we’re not there yet.” There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to SEO and all its intricacies. The greatest answer to any SEO question is always “it depends.” …

    Adam Stetzer/ Search Engine Watch- 23 readers -
  • Meta Tags: Writing Meta Data for Search Results & CTRs

    … (search engines results pages). If that’s the case, your page may be rewarded with a ranking boost. The next logical question would be, “How do I improve my search engine CTRs?” The short answer is: meta data. But not just any old meta data — more specifically, Titles & Descriptions. What is Meta Data? Search engines use meta data to determine what…

    The SEM Postin SEO- 16 readers -
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