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Questions about things that may, or may not effect SEO.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by AppCentral, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. AppCentral

    AppCentral Newbie

    Oct 7, 2015
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    For the scope of this post, I'm going to be talking specifically about Google SEO. I'm going to be asking a few questions that, may at first seem stupid, but may actually mean something under the surface. I've read time and time again that Google likes google things, which is why blogger would rank easier than a wordpress website for so long, so I was wondering if the following would hold true.

    There's a few different services, and even libraries that google provides &/or sponsors, for example:

    • Google Cloud Hosting - Google provided Hosting
    • Google Firebase - Google provided BaaS (Backend as a Service)
    • AngularJS - Sponsored

    A few things come to mind any time you think AngularJS and SEO, but the first word that usually comes to anyone mind is "nightmare" so for the sake of ruling AngularJS out we're not going to talk about that here, as the scope of serving static pages to a web-crawler is just more work than it's worth on a website that doesn't require the use of Angular.

    However, we all know that Speed, Performance, and Hosting Location play a role in SEO, or atleast every blog post that you can find online says it does. Also, we're trying to rank in the google search engine here, so would using a Google Provided host apply some brownie points?

    What about Firebase? Google owns this Service and makes money of it. Granted it's probably not even a portion of their earnings. <1% it's still a service that they provide none the less. The crawlers that they have are obviously going to be able to detect if you're using Firebase, as they execute JavaScript. This has been stated in a post by google I read the other day.

    I'm currently in the process of writing a website for myself, that's fairly simple and I'm wondering if it's worth using Firebase, instead of using PHP for everything on the backend. If it does apply some points to your SEO, it'd be nice, but if not I'm just going to drop in MariaDB and be done with it.
  2. dammo

    dammo Newbie

    Mar 18, 2015
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    Sure you might get a tad of an advantage but jsut because you use those resources doesn't mean your shooting up the rankings. It more or less comes down to backlinks. Sure some of those things might matter. But if you don't have good backlinks, you're not ranking shit even if your site is using all Google products and is super duper fast.