Everything You Need to Know about Google PageRank (& Why it Still Matters in 2021)

SEMrush

Did you think PageRank was dead? PageRank is very much still alive, yet not discussed in the SEO community as much as it once was when we had the toolbar. If so, you were wrong.

The Modern, Inside Scoop on Google PageRank In 2021

Hubspot

If you have been in SEO for a while, you may remember the days of working hard to increase the PageRank of websites — it was the metric every SEO cared about and wanted to improve. But what happened to PageRank? Here, we'll explore what you need to know about Google PageRank in 2021.

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7 SEO Processes That Get Easier with Increased PageRank/Domain Authority - Whiteboard Friday

Moz

What factors are affected as you improve PageRank or Domain Authority, and how? So the title of today's Whiteboard, "7 SEO Processes That Get Easier with Increased PageRank and Domain Authority." So why did we choose PageRank and Domain Authority?

Google “mobilegeddon” starts today — are you prepared?

Biznology

You’re in luck if you’re on the East Coast: Google’s on PST. Rarely does Google actually warn up of an upcoming apocalypse — but they did this time : Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. In short, if your website is not mobile-native by today, it will no longer show up on Google mobile search. Google is releasing the mobile friendly update on April 21st. Kiss Your Google Ranking Goodbye.

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Essential SEO advice directly from Google

Biznology

This news directly from Google is old news for those of us in the SEO game. It come to us directly from Google Webmaster Central Blog way back on Friday, May 6, 2011, but it’s becoming more and more essential to read as Google becomes more and more brutal and less and less forgiving when it comes to exiling websites that have ever wronged Google’s sense of SEO integrity. It seems to me that Google’s tired of our draft work.

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Google is a lying liar that lies

Biznology

The following list of Google lying liar lies all have exceptions to the rules. And, Google does make examples of bad actors. That’s all Google has and that’s really all you have when it comes to whether or not someone clicks on your content or not. You still need to write for robots – Google is smart. It does understand synonyms, is a thesaurus, and can make leaps in logic; however, Google cares more about speed than cleverness.

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Google Ranking Factors You Need To Know for 2022

Marketing Insider Group

Google ranking factors. Google is constantly evaluating which factors indicate a high-quality website for their users. Nobody (apart from maybe Google themselves) has a crystal ball that can say for sure what these ranking factors for 2022 will be. Say what? You read it right!

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Three Ways to Build Links in the Age of Google Penguin

Biznology

Because the Google Panda algorithm rewards quality content above any other on-page signal, and the Seven C’s serve as a proxy for Panda’s content quality algorithm. Still, on-page factors are less important to Google ranking than links and social signals—how Google determines the relative importance and context of the page to other experiences on the web. Your mileage may vary (ibm.com has millions of ranking pages in Google). Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife.

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Your competitors are doing SEO

Biznology

It’s time for you to take some of the equity out of your own personal cathedral and start spending it right away on making all of your online content Google compliant. In the last few months I have been retained by a number of clients to help some very large sites, with thousands of pages, bring their websites back inline with Google’s best practices, namely making sure that each and every page sports a unique page title, a unique description, as well as unique body content.

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Google Sitelinks: How to Acquire Google Sitelinks [9 Steps]

seo.co

Google sitelinks are listed after a main search result, in which it is followed by multiple indented sitelink results. ” Google tells you more about sitelinks within Webmaster Tools. How to Acquire Google Sitelinks [9 Steps]. Use Google Signals.

Google's Panda ranking algorithm changes SEO forever

Biznology

This time, SEO really is changing in a fundamental way, because the Panda update has changed, and is continuing to change the search ranking algorithm in the biggest way since PageRank. If you want to see how machine learning is turning SEO on its ear, check out my latest post on Search Engine Guide, " Google's Panda ranking algorithm changes SEO forever.". Organic Search Algorithm Google PageRank Search engine optimization Search Engines Searching

8 Tips to Increase Your Organic Page Ranking in 2018

Webbiquity

Google has released a flurry of algorithm updates in the first half of 2018, which has made it difficult for SEO professionals to work out exactly which tactics are working to help sites rank at the top of organic search results. To make things more challenging, Google hasn’t provided any indication of what factors may be contributing to SEO improvement or deterioration. Your URLs have a certain amount of PageRank associated with them. Guest post by Nathan Elly.

What clients want and expect from influencer marketing, according to creator relations master, Kristen Matthews

Biznology

No, not just the theoretical performance metrics associated with the influencer’s Q-Rating or Klout based on the number of their followers, their engagement, their subscriptions, Likes, or the traffic and SEO PageRank of their blog, but actual conversions and visits that can be directly connected to each influencer. Google has something like it, called the Campaign URL Builder that you can link to your Custom Campaigns in Google Analytics.

Top 5 Reasons Web Marketing Now Relies on Content Strategy

Webbiquity

They like and recommend on Facebook, re-tweet and quote on Twitter, plus one in Google+, and share links through other sites. Google Algorithm Updates. If you chase Google’s algorithm to optimize your blog and content, you’ll be frustrated. Google is finding and implementing ways to improve its code and with its most recent updates, Panda and Penguin, ranking of websites is becoming more unstable. Guest post by Celina Conner.

Patchwork quilt stitch your marketing website tightly together using internal links and navigation (every page is sacred, every page is great, if a page is wasted, Google gets quite irate)

Biznology

Google handles every internet page separately. Every page has its own unique PageRank and you can’t tell the success of a website based only the PR of it’s Default Index Landing Page. While Google does understand the concept of Site and Domain, every page is scrutinized on its own merits. If a page is wasted, Google gets quite irate. Google’s Data Highlighter. Everyone wants high PageRank links coming in from out there — even in 2017.

21 Smart Google SEO Tips for 2021

Moz

First up: Moz SEO expert Cyrus Shepard shares his top 21 tips for successful Google SEO in 2021, including what to prioritize and what to look out for in the year ahead. We are talking about 21 smart Google SEO tips for 2021. Now Google gets their breadcrumbs from a lot of places.

Disavow Backlinks: A Complete Guide to Disavowing Backlinks in Google

seo.co

A good backlink has the power to send your site referral traffic, improve your brand visibility and reputation, and even help you rank higher in Google search results. Fortunately, Google has a tool that can help you – the Disavow Links tool. The Google “Disavow Links” Tool.

5 Must-Watch Google Webmaster Videos for the B2B Marketer

KoMarketing Associates

Personally, one of my favorite industry resources is Matt Cutts and his series of Google Webmaster Videos specifically. Matt Cutts is the head of the Webspam at Google, and his team is tasked with modifying Google’s search engine algorithm to help display the most relevant and high-quality search results to users. Google does factor page speed into their search results – however there isn’t a specific threshold or distinct set of metrics used in their rankings.

For ranking algorithms, AdAge is no Google

Biznology

The bottom line is that AdAge is no Google when it comes to ranking algorithms. Google has probably spent a little more time on its ranking algorithm than AdAge, of course, and it is certainly more complex. Google’s algorithm actually has two parts–the query factors and the page factors. Because search marketers face the same wrath of Google every day as the ranking algorithm fluctuates. Google must test them to be sure that they are really improvements.

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Is Google Hummingbird a Win For Marketers?

Marketo

Author: Maggie Jones There’s something different about Google, but it isn’t something obvious – it’s happening behind the scenes. You may not have even noticed Google’s new search algorithm, Google Hummingbird, but it’s affecting 90% of all Google searches. Named for its precision and speed, Hummingbird represents a big change in Google’s approach to search. With Hummingbird, Google is trying to improve the other side of the search.

How (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape

Webbiquity SMM

Facebook / LinkedIn / Google Plus metrics (i.e. If not, or to supplement the results from those paid tools, do some manual research using free tools like AllTop , Technorati and Google Blog Search. Since we don’t live in an ideal world, use influencer rating tools like Klout and Kred in conjunction with checking which blogs are featured most often on blog rolls of target bloggers (an informative though imprecise measure of influence) and the Pagerank of each blog.

Google’s Latest Slap – How Un-natural Links May Affect Your SEO

Cody Ward

Google has been one of the leading forces in the search engine industry for several years now and it seems like everything they do tends to set the trend for other search engines. Over the years, they have implemented several new algorithm changes that have effectively slapped webmasters down the rankings when they engaged in things Google didn’t approve of. The latest Google slap dealt with individuals who used unnatural linking practices to achieve higher rankings.

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24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. Many of this year’s best posts about Google’s newest social platform were written early in the year. So what makes Google+ special? Google+ Guides and Tips. ” Google+ for SEO?

26 Google Webmaster Tools Videos Addressing Common B2B Link Building Questions

KoMarketing Associates

Google Webmaster Videos present a great opportunity to validate perspective on why B2B marketers should be focused on acquiring high quality, relevant links, focusing on appropriate target audiences, and understanding why certain tactics can be considered “questionable” I wanted to share some of the most appropriate findings for B2B marketers that I discovered in this blog post. Why Do Paid Links Violate Google’s Guidelines While Other Ads Don’t?

Is Google E-A-T Actually a Ranking Factor? - Whiteboard Friday

Moz

Is it because Google E-A-T is an actual ranking factor, or is it something else? Yes, today we are talking about Google E-A-T, expertise, authority, trust, specifically asking the question, "Is Google E-A-T actually a ranking factor?". We don't know if Google uses it or not.

8 Interesting Things You Probably Didn't Know About Google's Algorithm

Hubspot

But think about this: Google has really been around for over two decades. I mean, they get us our search results, after all.But how does Google's algorithm work? We thought you might ask that, so we put together some fun facts about Google's algorithm, and how it's shaped the way we search today. To quote Google itself, “Algorithms are the computer processes and formulas that take your questions and turn them into answers.” 8 Fun Facts About Google's Algorithm.

Topical SEO: 7 Advanced Concepts of Link Relevance & Google Rankings

Moz

Google — and other search engines — use these votes to rank web pages in search results. This is the popularity part of Google’s algorithm, described in the original PageRank patent. But Google doesn’t stop at using links for popularity. To rank in Google, it’s not simply the number of votes you receive from popular pages, but the relevance and authority of those links as well. Topic-sensitive PageRank. Posted by Cyrus-Shepard Links matter for SEO. A lot.

Is Google E-A-T Actually a Ranking Factor? - Whiteboard Friday

Moz

Is it because Google E-A-T is an actual ranking factor, or is it something else? Yes, today we are talking about Google E-A-T, expertise, authority, trust, specifically asking the question, "Is Google E-A-T actually a ranking factor?". We don't know if Google uses it or not.

How Google Search Works, In a Nutshell

Hubspot

Unless you're an SEO expert , it's no surprise if you're mystified by the inner-workings of Google search. How on Earth does Google decide how to rank the pages on your website? Yesterday, Google's head of web spam, Matt Cutts, published a video on the GoogleWebmasterHelp YouTube channel called "How does Google search work?" So that’s basically just like, tell me everything about Google. And so that was what the Google dance was," says Cutts.

The Ultimate Guide to Google Search Console in 2018

Hubspot

What is Google Search Console? GSC (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) is a free platform for anyone with a website to monitor how Google views their site and optimize its organic presence. According to Google, whether you’re a business owner, SEO specialist, marketer, site administrator, web developer, or app creator, Search Console will come in handy. This guide covers: Adding your website to Google Search Console. Sign into your Google account.

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You’re doing SEO wrong: it’s all about authority

Biznology

Google doesn’t rank anything based solely on how well the semantics of the piece relate to the query. Your content can be indexed by Google for the keywords it contains. For example, I wrote the following in 2010: PageRank is designed to ensure that the most relevant, authoritative sites are listed at the top of search results. For example, the Panda algorithm helps Google identify low-quality pages, raising the bar for content quality across the whole body of content.

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What Google Thinks about Influencer Marketing

Content Standard

Google has issued new rules on how bloggers should behave when they have a relationship with a brand. Google’s Influencer Guardrails. Google wants bloggers who receive free products in exchange for reviews to disclose that relationship, preferably at the top of the content. Much to the chagrin of brands, Google is also urging bloggers to use the nofollow tag when linking back to a company’s products, website, or social media accounts.

5 Excellent Productivity Tips For Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google Tutor. Your how-to guide for Google with Google tutorials, tips for using Google and advice. 5 Excellent Productivity Tips For Google Reader. There are no doubts about the fact that Google Reader is the best browser based RSS reader available. Master the Google Reader Keyboard Shortcuts. Google Reader provides some awesome keyboard shortcuts which let you save a lot of time while reading feeds. Google Reader. Google Reader ç??å°?æ??å·§

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Optimized Links in Press Releases & Guest Posts Can Harm Your SEO, Says Google

Hubspot

While the question of whether anchor text links in press releases ever actually pass search value has always been debatable, a recent update from Google seems to shed some more light on these issues. On Friday, Search Engine Land reported that Google had sneakily updated its Webmaster Guidelines'' Link Schemes document. If you''re not hip to the SEO lingo, link schemes are "any links intended to manipulate PageRank or a site''s ranking in Google search results.

What is a Dofollow Link?

Hubspot

Now, brands need to focus on more tightly-controlled metrics — such as Google’s PageRank — to boost their online appeal and push their site listing closer to the first page, first result pinnacle. How long will it take Google to recognize a dofollow link?

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What Are Nofollow Backlinks? (And Why They Matter)

seo.co

Most backlinks pass authority, causing Google to evaluate your site as being more trustworthy. By default, Google bots crawl the web on a constant basis, following links and using them to determine how PageRank is passed. Generally speaking, Google frowns upon paid links.

8 Ways to Use External Links to Improve Your SEO

Single Grain

Most bloggers feel they must add those links and that it's a sacrifice they have to make in order to appease the oh-so-cruel Google God. Linking out externally helps show Google that you’re different and better. In Google, nofollow links don’t pass PageRank and don’t pass anchor text.”

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4 Easy Ways of Subscribing to Feeds in Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google Tutor. Your how-to guide for Google with Google tutorials, tips for using Google and advice. 4 Easy Ways of Subscribing to Feeds in Google Reader. Google Reader is a very popular online tool for reading RSS feeds. As a result, the number of ways to get a new feed in to Google Reader has multiplied. The Google Reader folks have created â??bundlesâ?? and share them with your friends in Google Reader. Google Reader. Google.

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What’s wrong with search and social media marketing?

Biznology

Most casual observers would place paid search in paid media, SEO in earned (link building and PageRank, for instance), and social in either owned — or if you were using such things as Facebook’s Promoted Posts or Twitter’s Promoted Tweets features — paid. Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ can change the rules of what’s acceptable and who you can reach whenever they choose. Historically, media has been broken into three categories: Paid. Earned. Owned.

Guide to 301 Redirects in SEO

seo.co

SEO is a complex series of strategies that are all designed to help your website rank higher in Google search results. There are many “ranking factors” to consider, but one of the most important is PageRank. The higher your PageRank is, the higher you’ll rank in search results.