20 Less Known factors for Better Google Ranking

20 factors for better Google ranking that you didn't know by Speedflow Bulgaria - Web services

There are more than 200 factors that determine the position of your website in Google search results. Oh, yes! Since we have already introduced you to the basics of search engine optimization (SEO), we have decided to share with you all today our list of 20 less known, but effective factors for better Google ranking.

So…did you know that:

 

1. Latest updates

The most recently updated pages are prioritized in the search engine results page (SERP). Google now even shows the date of the last page update in the results:

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2. Change volume

The number of changes you make to a page also contributes to its Google ranking. For example, adding or removing entire paragraphs and pieces of content is considered more important than switching few words here and there.

 

3. Update frequency

Updating your website content regularly has a positive impact on its position in the SERP. The more you refresh your website or page content, the better!

 

4. Supplementary content

Did you know that if your website contains supplementary content (e.g. interactive recipes, different calculators, currency converters,  etc.), it improves its position in Google?

 

5. Ordered and Unordered lists

Formatting texts in ordered or unordered lists are visually appealing not only to users but also to Google. They make the whole text more readable and improve user experiences.

 

6. Terms and Conditions

It is advisable to have separate pages of your website Terms and Conditions, as well as Privacy Policy. Google will notice that and will rank your site as a credible and quality source of information.

 

7. Google Analytics and Google Search Console

Integrating these two systems in your website will help Google position it higher in SERP. Sounds logical as Google Analytics and Google Search Console are Google products. Therefore, the data they generate can be used directly by the search engine.

 

8. Competitor links

Links from other pages that appear in the same SERP as you for a particular keyword will have a positive impact on your ranking on Google for this particular keyword.

 

9. Link location

Where do you position links on your website? This is an important question. For example, a link in the beginning of a text puts much more “weight” that has a link in the end of a text. Moreover, Google prioritizes hyperlinks placed at the beginning of a page compared to those located at the end of it or in its sidebar.

 

10. Wikipedia link

Getting a link from Wikipedia gives your site more authority, especially in the eyes of search engines.

 

11. Word count and links

A link situated in an 800-word post is much more valuable than a link in a 70-character text.

 

12. Chrome bookmarks

Did you know that Google collects data from your Chrome browser? Accordingly, pages that users have bookmarked receive an extra “push” to the top of search engine results.

 

13. Regular users

Google also takes notes on the number of times a single user has visited your website. Websites that have regular visitors get a boost in SERP.

 

14. Duration of visits

Another important factor is the time that users spend on your page. The longer they stay on it or click on it, the more it will appear in SERP.

 

15. Search history

Search order affects the results Google displays in SERP. For example, if you first search for “coffee machines” and then search for “spare parts“, Google is more likely to show you websites that offer coffee machine spare parts up in the SERP. Additionally, the sites you visit while logged into your Google account get an extra advantage in the search engine

 

16. Social networks

Social signals to a particular website certain page are often underestimated. The number of Twitter and Facebook shares a page gets is also related to its position in Google. The more shares a page has, the better position in SERP it will take. Interestingly, Linkedin profiles that are associated with a particular company help this company appear higher in Google too.

 

17. The URL path

The closer a web page is to the homepage, the better Google rank it will get.

 

18. Link age

Older links are more powerful than new ones.

 

19. Number of words

An article with more words is ranked better in Google than text with fewer words.

 

20. Contact us

Do not underestimate the importance of having such a page on your website. If your contacts match the Whois information, Google will give you an advantage in SERP.

 

Which of these less known factors for better Google ranking do you use? Of course, they are all unpaid and need simply your time and efforts. However, there are also paid methods that enable you to appear in the top results of Google SERP.  One of these methods is called PPC /CPC campaigns.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more detailed information. And maybe we can also prepare your first paid ad campaign. Why not!

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