Does readability affect your ranking in google? Now what I am asking is not where you simply have gibberish or a markov chain, etc. I mean you have good valid content that is graded as hard to read. Sort of like a scholarly article for example. These are the scales used Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Gunning-Fog Score Coleman-Liau Index SMOG Index Automated Readability Index They are from a wordpress seo plugin. Called easy seo. And of course they can also be found as separate formulas on the net. Will a level of difficult affect your ranking?