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SEO Ranking Factors - 2013 for Google USA

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by thisigor, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. thisigor

    thisigor BANNED BANNED

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    I found this graph on a SEO website called Searchmetrics.

    According to the graph it seems that Google +1s are the most powerful/important factor for ranking a website in Google. Matt Cutts seems to disagree saying that "+1s Have No Direct Impact On Rankings".

    Do you think this is true?
    Please give some feedbacks and opinions!

    Thank you

    us-ranking-factors-2013.jpg
     
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  2. SerpEvil

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    interesting but i don't believe what i see on that pic.
     
  3. thisigor

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    Me neither! That's why I wanted to hear other opinions.
     
  4. lakim0

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    Google+ and Pinterest are the strongest from Social networks today. (SEO view)
     
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    Facebook likes? Seriously?

    Well I agree that social media plays an important role, but facebook likes seems odd to me...
     
  6. thisigor

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    I know that social signals play an important part in SEO these days. But what I find strange is their placement above all else in this graph.
     
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    It's inly a guide obviously as the stats are only based on research and assumptions rather than hard facts. But everyone knows social is critically important, and it would stand to reason that they give google plus a lot of weight.
     
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    I totally agree with you. If this was true you could rank your website with $20 and Fiverr.
     
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  10. hpv222

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    I think you are reading the graph wrong, it isn't a graph of what is most important in SEO, it is a graph that shows how the different factor's weight had changed. So, the social signals are much more important now than say 2 years ago, but the backlinks are still far more important than the social signals.

    Stand to be corrected, but I kinda remember seeing the same graph a few months back.
     
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    I dont think its true, backlinks will rule for ever(thats how google algo goes), however G + and other social signals have some decent effect on SERPS.
     
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    SEO metrics did get introduced in the google algorythm but that chart forgets about 101 other factors that influence a website rankings. People want something worth their money, this hasn't changed in years. Give people what they want = earn money, it's simple economics.

    People make SEO way harder then it actually is. It's all about online presence, people just tend to overdue it by spamming their website.
     
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    I can't share URLs nor say Charlie-Oscar-Mike. The only reference I could make was the name of the website - which I did.
    You're absolutely right about the URL and source of the graph.
    Sorry about that.
     
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    This has been shared before and discussed to exhaustion.

    Basically Google is trying to promote its Google+ social network. They got everyone involved in that, especially search, thus you get the clusterfuck you see lately....
     
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  17. mingu

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    yes i have this experience.. if my links are posted in g+ i get more PR
     
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    It can be taken as a part of your whole link building Strategy but you obviously cannot solely depend on this in terms of Seo.
     
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    I agree with you. Facebook Webpage likes,tweet also important
     
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    My website's only a few months old, but i noticed an improvement when I added a G+ page not much but SERPS improved a tad among things.