4 Major Google Ranking Factor in 2018
By Gowdham | December 14, 2017
Google is one of the famous and most used search engine because of its user friendly interface. It’s not a secret that the website ranks in Google based on 200+ factors. As the list is so huge, it is quite difficult to optimize the website based on all the 200+ factors. Actually SEO is not about making everything perfect but optimizing the maximize for best is the right way. Based on the recent updates of Google here we have listed the important ranking factors. Read the below about the factors and how to optimize your site for each factors.
Whatever updates may happen in Google Search Algorithm, the value and importance of Backlinks for Ranking the websites is always high. Let’s look how to find the exact things for better ranking.
- Page Authority
It is very much important to make use of backlinks effectively. Getting incoming links to our site from other websites is considered as a backlink. It is not just about backlinks, but we need to get quality backlinks. The quality and strength of backlink is completely based on the Domain Authority and Page Authority of that particular website. Also it is based on the number of links to the site.
In terms of quantity, it is recommended to focus on number of domains linking to your website. Measuring the Backlink Quality is standard based on the authority.
- Anchor Text
Anchor Text is another important part of backlinks and it says what the content about and for what the site is referred. In terms of backlinks. it is not a recommended advice to give keyword as a anchor text. It is suggested to give long tail keywords or a phrase with a presence of keyword in it. So that it won’t make spammy actions.
Another most important thing to be noted while providing backlink is that “sudden increase or unusual action of backlinks” may lead to make the site spammy.
- Backlink Analysis
Analysing your competitor backlink analysis using some online tool is the effective way of improving our domain authority. It will be effective only if we try to replicate the backlinks from the quality domains. Competitors may have some spammy backlinks from various domains with low domain authority so it is better to avoid those.
In terms of Effective SEO, Content is the King. A webpage with quality content is very much important to optimize and rank it in top of search engine result page.
- Keyword Usage
Title tag is a most important factor to rank in Google Search. It is still important to have a keyword in your title tag to improve the ranking. As the search engine algorithms were mainly focussed on the Title and Description, you must ensure that the keywords were available in both of them. Also using the keyword in content is must, where it is suggested to make use of keywords in H1 tag.
A web page must have only one H1 tag and also keyword must be present in that tag as well. Keyword stuffing is not a proper way of optimizing the site, instead it is recommended to use the relevant keywords for better ranking and targets.
To optimize and rank a webpage, it must have minimum content which helps in overall quality of the website. There are no restriction about the minimum content length but it is recommended to use the satisfied amount of content in it based on the topic and category.
To identify the satisfiable amount of content, it is preferred to check the other pages which ranks in top at that content level.
- Content Optimize
There are various website analysis tools in online and also some of them were available for free or at low cost. Find the best one which is user friendly and that helps to better your site. The website analysis tools which analyse the content and may suggest you to improve at particular level for better ranking.
For example: If your website is having more than one H1 tag or if the keyword is not present in the H1 tag then it will highlight the things to do it. So this is the better way to optimize a webpage based on the keywords.
Technical Foundation is a crucial part of SEO. There are two important factors that matters a lot for SEO as listed below.
- Page Speed
Page Speed is what expected by most of the people who surfs over the web. Also it is considered as an important ranking factor in the year 2017 itself. But as an upgrade, the ranking will vary for mobile search and desktop search based on its loading speed in different platform. Page Speed is considered to be very important for SEO and also user friendly website.
- Mobile Friendly
It is recommended to develop mobile friendly website to provide the comfortable result for the users. As a growth, the search engine algorithms were modified to provide the quality results for the mobile users who does most of the search than the desktop users.
As per the study, most of the searches were made through mobiles and so the target of the search is to provide the top results based on its mobile friendliness.
Whatever the optimization or search results, finally the user needs to land on a website with good user experience and the required information. Users were the best to choose the relevant terms which is calculated through the CTR (Click Through Rate).
- Click-through Rate
In Search Engine Result Page, the click-through rate is the ratio of number of times the clicks made on the search results to the number of times the result is displayed to the users. CTR is also acting as one of the important ranking signal based on which the websites were listed in the search results.
To check the CTR of a particular keyword or a result, it will be available in your Google Search Console. Also it will be available in the Google Analytics where different and very interior datas will be gathered and that helps a lot for better optimization and ranking.
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