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The Most Important Ranking Factor You've Probably Ignored

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by gogreen, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. gogreen

    gogreen Power Member

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    I have a few sites that rank well for medium competitive keywords with no or just a very few natural links. But hundreds of people search for the site name monthly. Google would rank a site higher if there're more people interested in that site. I've been in SEO business for 10 years. My current strategy is to get links only if they bring traffic. You'll always win with this strategy because you always get consistent traffic.
     
  2. RuthSam

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    So what's your point.. to get domain names wich contain kewords that alot of people search for?? I don't get it.. sorry.
     
  3. patco

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    Yes. That's true. That's why Quality is MUCH MORE IMPORTANT than Quantity! ;)
     
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    And what kind of links do you use according to this point? From which kind of site?
     
  5. TrevorB

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    I bet it sounded better to him when he thought about writing this than it actually sounds written down. :hmmmm2:
     
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    I concur !
     
  7. gogreen

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    User behaviors (CTR to your site on SERP) is big part of ranking algo.
     
  8. gogreen

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    It depends on your site. Guest posts, post on Q&A sites, or forum, or groups could drive hundreds of visits if you find the right ones.
     
  9. gogreen

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    All (or most) big authority sites don't build links for links. They pay for traffic. They acquire natural links with quality content and good traffic. What I said is that the same strategy works (at least partially) for small sites too. Links was 70% of ranking algo in 2005, but it's probably just 30% of ranking factors now. User behaviors is an important ranking factor that most marketers choose to ignore.
     
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    spasovski Regular Member

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    catchy title, crappy thought
     
  11. The SEO

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    OP you just make a shake between organic traffic and quality links but I like your strategy which is based on 100% Matt Cutts thinking.
     
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    whothefisalex Regular Member

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    are you trying to be cryptic or is this just a poor effort to advertise your sig?
     
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    So you got the actual point of this thread.
     
  14. gogreen

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    CTR, bounce rate, pageviews/session, time spent on site per session (any things you see in webmastertools as well) are more accurate measures for site quality than links from PBN. Google ranks quality sites higher than crappy sites. I thought those're common sense. I'd have changed the title to "The most important ranking factor that some marketers actually don't know". This is a whitehat subforum, and my sig is about Facebook.
     
  15. Elmo*

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    or you could build links that actually work and buy search n click campaigns :rolleyes:
     
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    Actually its not a new technique seo are are well aware of this but it becomes to difficult make site popular so people will search it by its name.
     
  17. Peter Ngo

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    gosh, this thread reminds me to stay utter silence every time people talk about bounce rate and CTR crap.
     
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