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What are characteristics of a good website by Google?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by beingink, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. beingink

    beingink Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have started working on a Authority website, and I am not doing anything blackhat. What are some key things in mind I should keep if I want to rank well?

    Such as page speed, urls , interlinking etc.

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  2. krswlr

    krswlr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There's over 200 different factors, that are being taken into account in terms of putting your website in serps and showing it to a user for a particular query. The first thing is content, the second are backlinks.
     
  3. Compubear

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    And also social shares...
     
  4. Tensegrity

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  5. krswlr

    krswlr Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Social shares have the same weight as links (for now).
     
  6. arionaver

    arionaver Newbie

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    I've been working "whitehat" for more than 5 years and it looks like Google does it's best to kill my ratings. Let's say greyhat is the only answer for me.
     
  7. lancis

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    Content and links is all you need. These two constitute about 95% of the factors affecting your rankings.

    Theoretically you could write a masterpiece, blast it with 1,000,000 links and hit the 1st spot.
    Practically the road is not that straight forward, there are nuances and there is a competition.
     
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  8. WebMeUp

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    Agree with http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/129538-lancis.htmlhttp://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/129538-lancis.html.

    According to the stats coming from Google, about 50-60% of marketers acquire new customers via their content.
    So providing relevant high-quality content in your own voice is the best way to improve your site rankings and get tons of backlinks.

    Also, social values (e.g., likes, shares, +1's and retweets) are getting more and more important. Although Google hasn't officially confirmed that social signals have any influence on website rankings, social media website are getting more and more important these days.

    And finally. Make sure your website is 100% error free. Search engines don't favor broken links, HTML and CSS errors, pages with bad load time, etc.
     
  9. JoeMongan

    JoeMongan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    An authority website basically explains itself. In order to have a successful authority site you need to be an authority
    on your niche or topic and have plenty of high quality and useful content. Focus on long term link building with tier
    link building and stay away from spam.

    Authority sites are for the long haul and benefit you in the future.

    -RK