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Does Google CTR play a huge role in ranking?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tripphxc, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. tripphxc

    tripphxc Regular Member

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  2. YujinTan

    YujinTan Elite Member

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    I doubt so ? a lot factors come ranking

    what SEO , backlinks , etc etc domain age , still got competitor, quite a lot factors.....Sometime I see a bit of Luck also play a part man , like a Google update who knows push your site rank or worst down bottom ..
     
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    It's a factor, I know there's tool to manipulate CTR but never saw any real studies on the effectiveness
     
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    tripphxc Regular Member

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    Know of a service that offers to click your website link in google with different IPs?
     
  5. YujinTan

    YujinTan Elite Member

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    I don't dare to take this kind who knows is bot click
     
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    Huge role? Definitely not, its very well possible that it may affect, but not very much.
     
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    See this thread https://searchengineland.com/ctr-ranking-factor-227162

    That post says it is not a ranking factor. However, I believe CTR is raking factor within the network where a person is using the PC. Because when you search for something clicked a link, next time if you search relevant keywords there are chances you will see the same search result. So definitely helpful for returning visitors. Let me know if I am wrong.
     
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    luke6966 Regular Member

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    it plays some role but a very small one, I've never seen any results whatsoever from trying to manipulate ctr using various services.
     
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    seoz87 Senior Member

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    no direct evidence has been found so far because all the experiments were done by bots using proxies etc

    I have personally seen some improvements on rankings based on CTR improvement

    Google usually use 2 SERP indexes/sets and they do play CTR experiments often
     
  10. rickydzine

    rickydzine Power Member

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    CTR is a user signal, contributes to the ranking. Huge? Probably, or probably not. Most likely depends on the context. Too many additional factors surrounding a click to really tell if it's the click that would be directly responsible for your site ranking or nah.
     
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    MoneyValue Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Honestly, my personal experience says no.

    I've had plenty of keywords where I rank #2, but my CTR is as low as 2-3%. But I continue to stay at that position, month after month.

    On the flip side, I have keywords where I am ranked #4-#5, but my CTR is >20%, and my position doesn't budge up at all.

    In my opinion, any agreements that support that CTR improves rank is a matter of causation vs correlation.
     
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    I have seen evidence of the correlation between a page ranking well for a keyword with low CTR which then drops in the rankings. But this is to do with the page itself - title, description 'accidentally' ranking for a keyword that is not directly related to that page content. Not so sure it is directly CTR, but it may maybe a signal linked with a deeper understanding of the page content/context in comparison with the other ranking pages.