#1 Working Ranking Factor in Today's Algorithm?

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in order IMO
#1 Content = without good content, who you expect to link to you?
#2 Backlinks = as mentioned
#2 CTR = why would people want to click on your content on the search page if the content wasn't interesting? Its like TRINITY, you can't have one without the other
 
I don’t see anything wrong with Google analytic. What you say is false.
There is nothing wrong in using Google Analytics. It just acquires user data from each website visitor. If you don't want Google to do that, you can use another page trackers.
 
Topical authority is the no 1 factor.

Next comes:
Content relevance.
On page seo factors.
Core web vitals.
Age of domain.
Quality of backlinks.
Your patience to wait for results.
 
There is nothing wrong in using Google Analytics. It just acquires user data from each website visitor. If you don't want Google to do that, you can use another page trackers.
You forgot that you are using Google font. So, if using Google product is unsafe, don't use their font too.
 
You forgot that you are using Google font. So, if using Google product is unsafe, don't use their font too.
Please tell me how google tracks my actions by using google font? I think you have no idea on how Google Analytics works. Google analytics specifically designed for tracking user's actions while google font is just used for styling, not tracking. User actions saved in a database while the google fonts are standalone downloadable package. Google analytics uses Javascript, while you can use HTML/CSS to use google fonts.

Tell me how to send data and track user activity using Google fonts, HTML and CSS Only? I am a software engineer but I don't know how to do that. Please educate me. Thanks

Also, can you tell me when did I say that using Google Analytic is UNSAFE? Because I believe did not say that.
 
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Quality Content and Keyword Optimization are the most important SEO factors that I would consider. Google wants to provide users high Informative and Relevant content so unique and quality content is more important to rank on SERPs.
 
It's tough to declare a single "winning" factor, as Google's algorithm considers hundreds. However, high-quality content, strong backlink profiles, and positive user behavior signals consistently rank as top contenders. Focus on creating valuable, relevant content, earning links from authoritative sources, and optimizing for a positive user experience for well-rounded SEO. Remember, Google prioritizes websites that deliver exceptional value to searchers.
 
Quality Content, relevance, backlinks and user experience are one of main factors for ranking. But you need to stay updated and keep your website on trend.
 
I'm sure there is no single factor that we can say is the No.1 factor.
I've seen sites with high-quality content but low backlinks ranking on top spots, but at the same time exact opposite also exists.
The same goes for topical authority and other factors as well.
Search engines getting smarter every day, many things you can try and see the results.
 
Backlinks are always the major factor, followed by good-quality content and engagement.
 
Behavioral signs, links are no longer worth as much, and this is said by someone who is being surpassed by a website with 0 authority in an extremely competitive niche in Spanish.

I have a 7-year-old website, with a fairly good authority, and my website is going down day after day, currently "in semrush 58 K" when before it had about 72 K, in search console - 50% traffic since December 2023 , and a website that has no links is going for 71K on Semrush. I have to say that my website is very well thought out and built, so I don't understand the hard blow.

Google has been warning you, links are no longer everything.

I have another music website that is top 2 in Google for a KW of 1 word with 23 links only ahead of Wikipedia.
 
I would say links are on death bed.
Same thing will happen with keywords.
AI will change the seo game soon.
Plus google is already tracking a stuff your users are doing via chrome, android etc so those signals will gain more importance over time.
 
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