Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by guvenor, Apr 25, 2014.
Just came across this wonderful resource,
I never liked the term "factor" too wishy washy. Some factors are sorts and some are filters. You have to remember with sorts is how they behave. If you have a multicolumn sort then columns 1-3 matter a lot and columns 4-200 are very rare tie breaker conditions.
If googles factors behave like a multicolumn sort then the most important thing isn't googles list of 200 factors... its the first 2 or 3 being used to sort by.
If google does a redux to a ranking score then the question is which factors are additive... meaning adding more improves your rank to certain point... like backlinks...
In the end it is probably a combination of a ranking score and a multicolumn sort, but there are probably only 3 or 4 things out there that will significantly improve your rankings...
I know the 3 things that effect my pages the most... I've spent a lot of time gathering data from the SERPs and plotting graphs to find the factors that appear to correlate the most as strong factors... If it doesn't correlate as a strong factor then it isn't a meaningful place to spend any time.
Asking me my results is likely pointless because the outcomes are relative to the competitors in your niche. For example... Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease correlates as a factor for keywords Like "Lung Cancer" and "Case Law" but doesn't for keywords like "cartoons" and "baby toys"... free clue: even when reading ease correlates as a factor it correlates weakly so it is easy to compete using other factors which means it may not even be a factor at all.
Thanks but it is more than a year old and most of us here knew about it.
Appreciated, thank you.
Good little read, like validseo says it is "wishy washy" some are very valid somethings I see on the list I think have no bearings...
well i have always appreciated shares by Brian Dean..........agreed his products are way high but the guy surely knows what hes talking about...
Great to see a recent guide published this month on the current ranking factors in 2014 that Google uses to rank sites.
Extreme quality share OP, much appreciation mate!
This looks like it was updated 16th April 2014 (Bout a week old) and I posted the link for the people here who didn't know about it.
Thanks for that list.
Excellent resource, been looking like something like this for a long time!
Thanks for the list.
thanks for the resource, long read but worth it
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