Did you know that Google makes changes to its search algorithm almost every day? Yes, it does. Even though these are not major updates, they’re all aimed at improving search results for the user.
As a website owner, you should stay informed about the latest trends in search. Why? Because ignorance of a factor could lead to a penalty.
Worse, you could violate a new rule set by Google and experience a minor or major drop in organic website traffic and rankings.
What proactive measures are you taking to prevent such events? How do you get on Google’s good side while improving user experience?
With 2018 in full swing, here are the top 5 Google search ranking factors that will influence your search rankings in real-time:
At the end of March, Google held a live Q&A session, in which its Search Quality Senior Strategist confirmed that the top two factors for Google’s search rankings are: content and links pointing to the site (also called link building and backlinks).
This didn’t evoke many surprises - professional marketers around the globe know that those are two key SEO strategies to best optimize a website for search rankings. But it’s nice to know without a doubt what websites MUST have in order to fare well with Google.