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200 Ranking factors for Google

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by guvenor, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. guvenor

    guvenor Junior Member

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    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.
     
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    Appreciated, thank you.
     
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    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...
     
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    well i have always appreciated shares by Brian Dean..........agreed his products are way high but the guy surely knows what hes talking about...
     
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    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! :)

    Cheers,
    SDSEOGURU
     
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    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.
     
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    Thanks for that list.
     
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    Excellent resource, been looking like something like this for a long time!
     
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    Thanks for the list.
     
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    thanks for the resource, long read but worth it