Likely and Unlikely Search Engine Ranking Factors – Podcast EOTOB #2

In the 2nd episode of the Essential Of The Online Business Podcast I will cover:

  • Twitter launching interest-based targeting,
  • authorship as a ranking signal to Google,
  • how the newly released Twitter timeline widget rivals the Facebook Like box,
  • likely and unlikely Google ranking factors,
  • and many more!

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Google Search Engine Ranking Factors

Likely signals:

  • backlinks from .gov and .edu sites (although this might just be a strong correlation)
  • depth of visits and returning visits

Unlikely signals:

  • bounce rate
  • time spent on a page
  • traffic
  • domain suffix, like .com for worldwide, not country-specific sites
  • number of Likes, Fans, Tweets and Followers

News, sites and tools mentioned

News segment:

Recommended content:

Awesome tip:

Task list and things to consider

  1. Add and verify authorship markup in Google.
  2. If you’re into Twitter advertising, review the new interest-based targeting.
  3. If you’re using the Facebook Like box for displaying posts from your Facebook Page on your website, consider switching it to the corresponding Twitter widget.
  4. Install Social Media User Detection for any site or for WordPress which will tell you how many visitors to your site are logged in to Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
  5. Check out the recommended content: 150 Facebook Pages campaigns, segregated by industries.
  6. Check out the other recommended content: Which sections and what content should you have on your website?
  7. Consider implementing the awesome tip of the episode, which is a discount on your e-commerce site in exchange for sharing it on social media.
  8. Follow me on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter @eotob to get the latest news and great content which some of I talk about on this podcast and some I don’t due to time constraints.
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