Google Ranking Factors – Fact or Fiction 2nd Edition
Myths, rumors, and experiments, oh my!
The SEO industry is full of speculation and half-answers.
The second edition of our Ranking Factors ebook is here to address a simple question with many complex answers: Is it a ranking factor?
We developed our R.F.M. – or Ranking Factor Meter – to detect which category each of the supposed ranking signals fall into. For example, a CONFIRMED Google ranking factor means something directly impacts your rankings in search.
Domain names, social signals, code-to-text ratio – we’ve taken more than 80 SEO concepts and given our verdict.
To help you plan SEO campaigns and make the most of your budget, each chapter of this ebook covers:
- The claims about each element of SEO.
- The evidence about that element’s status as a ranking factor.
- Our final verdict and reasoning.
The second edition includes 25 updated chapters to reflect the ongoing evolution of Google’s algorithms.
So, if you have a specific question or you’re ready to jump in and learn about confirmed Google ranking factors, let’s get started.