Google Ranking Factors

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I thought this was pretty cool...

http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/internet/google-ranking-factors.htm
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Nice link.
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Great article. Wish he'd create ones for Yahoo and MSN.
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I wouldn't take it as the seo bible though....there are somethings they mention that are highly debatable...and other are pure speculation. They do a good job of alerting users of this but not till the bottom of the page...read the whole article.
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I agree, I read it with an open mind but some of it raised red flags. But that's the SEO game, nothing's concrete.
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As best I could tell it was written based on pro SEO opinions and thoughts. I certainly wouldn't take it as Bible since only Google knows for sure, but it does point out some things I hadn't thought of.
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You guy's look like you have a good grasp on what to do to get to the top....I just didn't want any of the newbies to think that this was a road map to success. I would have also like to see them put some sort of weighting factor on some of the tips...like which things are more important in general and which ones are the secondary things to do once you've done the basics. But YES I agree some very good stuff there!!!
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phaugh wrote:
....I just didn't want any of the newbies to think that this was a road map to success.


Nicely stated and well advised.
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What are y'all opinion on this, found at the above website?

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.edu seem to be given the highest status
.org sites seem to be given high status
.com sites excel in encompassing all the spam/ crud sites, resulting in the need for the highest scrutiny/ action by Google.
Perhaps one would do well with the new .info domain class.


We are about to be opening a new website. It will be for an organization, so I wonder if we should actually go with .org? I tend to shy away from that, because .com is easiest to remember.
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Great question.....edu and .org were orignially designed for education and non-commercial/non-profit organizations...they were some of the first domains created....remember that the government built the internet....with this in mind...those are resources that would receive many natural non-recip links, thus making them very important in the eyes of the search engines. ...so I think the fact that these domains might rank high is a by product of who they are and not the actual extension.

As for the rest, I manage .net .biz and .com sites....there's no effect on rankings just based on the domain name extension. Dot COM Is probably the best on to use, if you can get the domain name you want, since that is usually what users are familar with.
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there are somethings they mention that are highly debatable...and other are pure speculation.


I agree.

One thing in particular was number 33 where they mention that using the word "link" in the title page is classed as being a negative factor.
Actually, they dramatically refer to it as "poison".

Moreover, I've actually had replies from webmasters in the past who refused to reciprocate links if theirs was placed on a page called links.asp, links.php, etc. Obviously some ppl are believing this.

Now this is my contention - it seems completely illogical that Google would penalise a page whose title or name included the word link, when in fact, that is the most natural, relevant and suitable term one could use to denote a page that is about, umm, well, links.

HELLO!!!


Doesn't this seem not only stifling and restrictive, but also unfair that a site would be penalised on the use of this word alone. Surely Google's algorithms couldn't be so simple in their logic.
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Thanks George ... that one made my bookmarks.

Just remember SEO is based on one's OPINION ... and that changes DAILY. :lol:
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it seems completely illogical that Google would penalise a page whose title or name included the word link, when in fact, that is the most natural, relevant and suitable term one could use to denote a page that is about, umm, well, links.


:) :D :P ...you kill me! I nominate it for "quote" of the month.
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Hey, someone's got to provide the gags....


:D

Still, its an apt statement and one that probably justified your caution when referring to the article in question.

I'm off...
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This is more like MSN than Google ranking. It all depends on how competitive the keyword is and so deferent strategy is required for each case....

It does not mention that for competitive key words external link factors are the most important. For less competitive words on page optimisation and/nor a HTML title will do. For obscure unused words and spelling mistakes the meta keyword tag may do!

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