/webmasters/community?hl=en
/webmasters/community?hl=en
11/2/17
Original Poster
pratikjoshi55

200 ranking Factors - Any official source or trusted link?

Hello Google webmaster,

Every time we listen about 200 ranking factors Google consider for ranking. Can you share any official source or link where it was mentioned those factors?  

Community content may not be verified or up-to-date. Learn more.
All Replies (10)
barryhunter
11/2/17
barryhunter
No Google doesn't publish a list. 

As much as anything, it would be a maintenance nightmare. The list probably pretty much changes on a daily basis. They add a new factor as a an experiment, and retire non-useful factors. 

The list is also highly dynamic. Some factors wont even be used on all queries. For example a query mentioning a placename, will be ranked differently to a generic search. 


That list is clearly speculative, take with a big pinch of salt. Although its possible a useful indication of the 'type' of things Google looks at. 

11/2/17
Original Poster
pratikjoshi55
They how  https://backlinko.com/google-ranking-factors   published list and many top SEO experts shared it during conferences?
Dutch Peter
11/2/17
Dutch Peter
Best approach would be to ask yourself what makes a website a good website? Ask your target audience as well. Reasons that for example make a travel website a good travel website aren't the same for a website about earthquakes for example.

Whatever factors (or neurons) Google uses, they are all about to provide the best result for their users. So the easiest approach is to ask your users what can be improved, that way you are both targeting the same goal.

Regards, Peter
11/2/17
Original Poster
pratikjoshi55
Hello Peter,

Agree with your feedback but nowadays everywhere made with the concept of user's thinking.   Gone are those days when website made for SEO, Now quality content and Good design styles are all there for the user but then also no ranking why So?


Now coming on your point - made website for user-     adrenotechnologies.com   This website has highly poort content and design but then also ranking on #5 th number on software development company india , why so?

11/3/17
Original Poster
pratikjoshi55
Hello Barry,

Agree with your feedback but nowadays everywhere made with the concept of user's thinking.   Gone are those days when website made for SEO, Now quality content and Good design styles are all there for the user but then also no ranking why So?


Now coming on your point - made website for user-     adrenotechnologies.com   This website has highly poort content and design but then also ranking on #5 th number on software development company india , why so?
Dutch Peter
11/3/17
Dutch Peter
Hi, 

Asking for one or two reasons why this website is ranked high on specific search queries is odd, because we just had some discussion about the many or even countless factors Google uses to determine it would be a nice website for their users. 

If you ask me personally, as a user. Well... if I search for 'software development company india' they are #8 in my search results... if I search for 'Software Developers India' they rank#2 as they optimized one page specific for this search term. 
I think it looks okay, maybe to my humble opinion they use the word 'software' too much. But if I really are looking for software developers in india, I might would get in touch with them. At least I don't get scared or suspicious looking at that landing page. Why do you think it should or should not show up on the first page in Google if you are looking for a software developer in India?

Regards, Peter
11/3/17
Original Poster
pratikjoshi55



See the content on the page, - fully keyword stuffing, Even H1 having -  Software Developers India, Indian Software Developers, Outsourced Software Development  .   

This page even should go in penalty,   don't know how Google ranked it. 
barryhunter
11/3/17
barryhunter
'Penalties' - are actually pretty rare. They only for the most egregious cases. Where its so bad that the normal algorithms can't cope. 

Most are simply dealt with, without fanfare, by algorithms. They just negate the 'effect' of the 'bad' technique - rather than 'lower' the overall rank. 

... so the page is ranking anyway 'despite' the stuffing. (ie they not ranking because of the stuffing) - but they also aren't 'not ranking' because of it. 



Dutch Peter
11/3/17
Dutch Peter
So this was from my point of view as google user / visitor:
I think it looks okay, maybe to my humble opinion they use the word 'software' too much. But if I really are looking for software developers in india, I might would get in touch with them. At least I don't get scared or suspicious looking at that landing page. 

As said, I see 'software' a lot / too much... so if they would rewrite the content it will be even better. :-)
And as Barry said too, doing one or a couple things not as good as could be, won't result immediate in getting down to page 4 or something.

Please double check the guidelines, especially have a look at things to avoid: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35769?hl=en

Regards, Peter
11/6/17
Original Poster
pratikjoshi55
Duth and Peter, 

It seems you missed the articles where it was mentioned over keyword stuffing and repetition of keywords within the content is harmful to end page.   

At least check their H1 tag-  Software Developers India, Indian Software Developers, Outsourced Software Development  .      How long it was and even outsource is nowhere mentioned within content except H1 tag .   

So in my way as per Google guideline website should not be rank there. 
Were these replies helpful?
How can we improve them?
 
This question is locked and replying has been disabled. Still have questions? Ask the Help Community.

Badges

Some community members might have badges that indicate their identity or level of participation in a community.

 
Expert - Google Employee — Googler guides and community managers
 
Expert - Community Specialist — Google partners who share their expertise
 
Expert - Gold — Trusted members who are knowledgeable and active contributors
 
Expert - Platinum — Seasoned members who contribute beyond providing help through mentoring, creating content, and more
 
Expert - Alumni — Past members who are no longer active, but were previously recognized for their helpfulness
 
Expert - Silver — New members who are developing their product knowledge
Community content may not be verified or up-to-date. Learn more.

Levels

Member levels indicate a user's level of participation in a forum. The greater the participation, the higher the level. Everyone starts at level 1 and can rise to level 10. These activities can increase your level in a forum:

  • Post an answer.
  • Having your answer selected as the best answer.
  • Having your post rated as helpful.
  • Vote up a post.
  • Correctly mark a topic or post as abuse.

Having a post marked and removed as abuse will slow a user's advance in levels.

View profile in forum?

To view this member's profile, you need to leave the current Help page.

Report abuse in forum?

This comment originated in the Google Product Forum. To report abuse, you need to leave the current Help page.

Reply in forum?

This comment originated in the Google Product Forum. To reply, you need to leave the current Help page.