WWW Vs. Non-WWW: Is It A Google Ranking Factor?
Does www matter for SEO or not? In this chapter, we’ll determine if using or excluding www in your domain is a Google ranking factor.
CTR or Click Through Rate is NOT a Google SEO Ranking Factor – SEO Conspiracy S01E39
Today, let’s debunk this crazy myth of Google Analytics CTR being used by Google.
It makes absolutely no sense, from Google’s algorithm standpoint. Furthermore, CTR in itself does not mean anything without context. CTR on a blog can’t be compared with a travel website.
The real CTR used by Google can be imagined with a Yahoo patent called Pogosticking.
It’s the CTR within Google’s SERP (Search Engine Result Page) that counts.
Here is the whole difference. SEO believe it’s CTR in Analytics while it’s CTR in the SERP.
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The program of the SEO Conspiracy Podcast is the following:
Monday ➡ SEO Myth-busting with my exclusive co-host, the one and only Dixon Jones;
Tuesday ➡ Your fix of Alternative SEO News. I’m reviewing every important news about the Search/Digital Marketing industry from the week before;
Wednesday ➡ SEO Stories. With or without a guest, I will take the time to dissects Search Engine Optimization and Digital Marketing topics;
Thursday ➡ this day is reserved to talk about Semantic SEO and my strategy called the Topical Mesh. In a series of 52 videos, I lay out the complete plan. This is the most advanced free SEO tutorial in the World;
Friday ➡ Q &A. I have tons of questions in stock, asked by my students and clients.
To start off the series, I will dig into this pool of SEO and Digital Marketing related questions.
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I want to help you achieve better results; I don’t want to hold back anything.
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SEO For Beginners: Crawling, Indexing and Ranking
In the second part of our video series, “SEO For Beginners”, we talk about how search engines like Google crawl, index, and rank websites.
00:28 How Search Engines Work
5:52 Important Ranking Factors
This can help you optimize your website according to Google’s best practices and improve your visibility in search results.
Crawling refers to the discovery of all the pages on the web. Google has little programs called GoogleBots which are also known as crawlers or spiders. Crawlers start off by discovering only a few web pages and then follow the links on those webpages to find new pages, and so on and so forth. This way they discover billions of webpages on the internet to add them to Google’s database.
With a Robots.txt file in a website’s root directory, webmasters can give directives to crawlers about which parts of their site the crawlers should and shouldn’t crawl or index. For webpages that don’t need to be crawled or indexed, like test pages, a Disallow directive can be used. You can learn more about Robots.txt here: https://www.linkbuildinghq.com/beginners-guide-robots-txt/
A Crawl Stats report in the Google Search Console shows how many pages of a website have been crawled in the last 90 days. The Coverage report shows if crawlers are encountering any errors while crawling a website.
Crawlers have a Crawl Budget which refers to the average number of URLs Googlebot will crawl on a site before leaving. Therefore, it is important to optimize the Robots.txt file to ensure Google isn’t crawling unimportant or junk pages. With a sitemap, GoogleBots make sense of the site architecture and understand which pages the webmasters think are more important.
While crawling is the discovery of pages, indexing handles the storing of the discovered pages in Google’s database or index.
By typing in “site:yourdomain.com” in the search bar, you can know which pages of your website have currently been indexed. There can be a few reasons for webpages not being indexed which are discussed in this video.
Some common Robots.txt instructions for indexing include:
• A NoIndex tag which can be used to tell Google which pages to crawl but not index.
• A NoArchive tag to remove pages with outdated pricing. This is useful for ecommerce sites.
• An X-Robots-Tag to exclude specific folders or file types from being indexed.
Ranking refers to showing webpages in a certain order based on a search query. Google uses hundreds of mini-algorithms, or ranking factors, to assess where and when to show pages in its search results.
These mini-algorithms add up to form Google’s ranking algorithm which keeps updating to improve Google’s ability to show the most relevant and high on quality search results.
Depending on the search intent, the searcher’s location, their search history, and other metrics, Google displays what it thinks are the most relevant results. Google’s ranking factors help the search engine in this process. There are over 200 ranking factors, but the most important ones include:
• Content Relevance
Relevance is among the most important ranking factors. Your content including your keywords needs to be relevant to the searcher’s query. Conducting keyword research will help you find the right keywords to target.
• Content Quality
The quality of the content helps you stand out from your competition. Assessing the content in terms of its EAT (Expertise, Authority, and Trustworthiness) helps you with this factor.
• Quality Backlinks
Backlinks act like “votes” from one site to another. Having backlinks from high authority websites improves this ranking for this factor.
• Mobile-Friendly Websites
With mobile-first indexing, your website’s mobile version is now even more important than the desktop version. Therefore, ensure your website is fully optimized for mobile. If you want to learn more about mobile-first indexing, read this blog: https://www.linkbuildinghq.com/mobile-first-indexing-guide/
• Technical On-Page SEO
This includes having the right meta tags and headings, making sure your page can be crawled and indexed if you want it to rank, making it easier for search crawlers to understand your page, having a fast load time, using alt text for images, internal linking, having a secure site, deploying schema markup, and more.
Now that you have a solid grasp of how Google crawls, indexes, and ranks websites, it’s time to move on to developing a winning SEO strategy. And it all starts with a solid keyword research plan, which is the main topic of part 3 of this series. Stay tuned!
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4 GOOGLE RANKING FACTORS YOU SHOULDN’T IGNORE | ALEPH-GLOBAL SCRUM TEAM ™
#google #ranking #backlinks
Most lists of #google #ranking factors are too long. They focus on listing every factor under the sun instead of those that actually matter.
Even worse, because nobody knows them all, most contain a lot of myths.
Hi, I’m Cally, from the International Institute of Digital Marketing. Here are 4 #google #ranking factors that most deserve your attention.
#backlinks are arguably the most important #ranking factor.
How do we know? #backlinks form the basis of PageRank, which is the foundation of #google’s #ranking algorithm. Independent research also confirms the relationship between #backlinks and organic traffic.
However, not all #backlinks are created equal.
Lots of factors contribute to a backlink’s ability to move the needle, and the two most important are relevance and authority.
#google wants to rank pages from authoritative sources—and this goes way beyond #backlinks.
But is there any evidence for “topical authority” as a #ranking factor besides the anecdotal?
#google’s search quality rater guidelines mention something called E‑A-T. This stands for expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness.
#google doesn’t rank the same type of content for every query.
Analyzing the current top-#ranking results for the “four C’s of search intent” is an excellent way to understand the basics of how to optimize for a query.
The four C’s are:
#google wants to rank the most useful result for the query, so covering everything searchers want to know is key.
However, this isn’t about content length. Longer content isn’t always better.
It’s about covering what’s important to the searcher and what they expect to see.
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I Discovered The #1 SEO Ranking Factor To Show Up On Google!
Is this the number one ranking factor on Google in 2021?
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[00:01:37] Type any keywords on Keywords Research tab
[00:02:01] Figure out how pages ranked
[00:02:59] The number one ranking factor
[00:03:55] Figure out what is showing up
[00:04:19] Go over to Google and type intitle:”keyword”.
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