HTTPS As A Google Ranking Factor: What You Need to Know

HTTPS As A Google Ranking Factor: What You Need to Know

What is HTTPS, and how can it impact your search rankings? See what Google has to say and what you need to know for your SEO strategy.

How to Rank #1 in Google (7 New Strategies)

This video will show you exactly how to rank in Google using strategies that are working right now (in 2022).

So, what will you learn in this new video?

First, I’ll show you how to find low-competition keywords. Some of these are long tail keywords. But some of them get a decent amount of searches. Either way, these are terms that you’ll want to target because there isn’t a whole lot of competition on Google’s first page.

Next, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Search Intent. If you want to rank #1 in Google today, you need to get SUPER good at Search Intent. It’s a requirement for ranking.

Then, I show you how to use videos to improve your rankings (and to get more traffic from Google). This isn’t as important as something like keyword research. But it definitely helps.

This is just a preview. I also cover Featured Snippets, video SEO, CPC, promotion and more.

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Google Reveals New Ranking Factors: Everything You Need To Know!

Google announced on Thursday, May 28, 2020 that they will be releasing the Google Page Experience Update sometime in 2021.

This means that user experience will become a Google ranking factor. Here is a quote from the new release.

“Today, we’re building on this work and providing an early look at an upcoming Search ranking change that incorporates these page experience metrics. We will introduce a new signal that combines Core Web Vitals with our existing signals for page experience to provide a holistic picture of the quality of a user’s experience on a web page.”


In this video, we will cover:

What this mean for you.
Understanding the Core Web Vitals
How you can begin to optimize for this coming update.

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Google Ranking Factors: Fact vs. Fiction

Google ranking factors are usually a hot topic of debate in the SEO industry.

While Google has confirmed a few ranking factors and signals, there is a lot of speculation and bad information out there about what is, what might be, and what definitely is not a ranking factor.

So the Search Engine Journal team set out to separate fact from fiction.

Join Search Engine Journal’s Assistant Editor Anna Crowe and founder Loren Baker as they give you the facts, so you can aim your SEO strategy for the biggest impact on this special edition of the Search Engine Journal Show.

Whether you’re attempting to understand the latest algorithm update, improve a site’s rankings, or boost conversions, understanding how the search engine works and where you fit in the ecosystem can result in a much better strategy, a smoother user experience, and more high-quality traffic.

We’re talking about a few key ranking factors from the ebook, how the book was put together, and what it means for you.

This started back in November 2019, so this is how long this ebook has been in the works. The goal really was to become the SEO Mythbusters on what is and what isn’t a ranking factor. We wanted to come up with something more defined by facts and not just based on opinion and commentary. –Anna Crowe [04:44]

There are tons of studies out there, but whenever you actually get into the meat of those studies, a lot of it is opinion or cause and correlation types that don’t necessarily ring true to what Google’s statements are, what’s in their patents, or what’s confirmed from the voice of John Mueller or Danny Sullivan. –Anna Crowe [07:51]

A good chunk of our time, I’d probably say, maybe even 60 percent of it was spent researching before we actually began writing this piece. –Anna Crowe [09:32]

[00:00] – What Anna does at SEJ and her digital marketing interests
[02:33] – What Google Ranking Factors: Fact or Fiction covers
[02:52] – Are there still only 200 Google ranking factors?
[03:41] – What led to creating this book?
[04:14] – The methodology behind Google Ranking Factors
[07:26] – Why this book took almost two years to write
[08:24] – What Anna learned from researching the various ranking factors
[09:57] – How did Google algorithm updates affect the research behind the many ranking factors?
[11:07] – How might continuous mobile scrolling change website visibility in the search results?
[14:30] – Are Easter eggs a Google ranking factor?
[16:54] – Is word count a ranking factor? The final verdict
[21:51] – What is Query Deserves Freshness, and does content freshness affect website rankings?
[28:27] – Is E-A-T a ranking factor?
[29:55] – Are links a ranking factor?
[34:37] – The gray area of domain and site age as a ranking factor
[37:30] – Is the Better Business Bureau (BBB) a ranking factor?
[38:50] – What is the difference between Google Quality Rater Guidelines and a ranking factor?
[42:14] – The interesting panini analogy by Loren
[43:57] – The main takeaways from reading the book

The more you understand how the Google algorithm works, the better you can deliver an amazing piece of content to the user. –Anna Crowe [10:20]

It’s about science, so it’s interesting to learn how the algorithm works. But it’s more important to realize that the goal really is to build a better page for the user. –Anna Crowe [44:27]

The purpose of this Ranking Factors ebook is to demonstrate that yes, there are all these ranking factors, but they evolve. In the end, it’s really just about the user, and the goal is to make sure that your website is an amazing experience for them. –Anna Crowe [45:11]

It sounds like the life of an SEO has been mirrored into this project in terms of keeping up with everything. –Loren Baker [11:09]

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