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Google Ranking Factor #201

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Around here at the SEO Training Dojo we have what we like to call a 'fight club' mentality. Essentially, what's said behind closed doors, stays there. All to often SEOs like to write about their latest tactics. For which, I am sure Google is appreciative.

But on this occasion, we just can't keep our silence. Good friend of mine (and the Dojo) Bill Slawski shared some incredible ranking factor advice that just had to be shared. And as you all know, when Bill talks, people listen.

Domain registration timing ranking factor

Did you know that the time of year that you register a domain is indeed a ranking factor? Check this thread on Google Plus out.


Ok calm down... we were just messing with ya. But it was one of the funniest threads I've seen in a while. On a more serious note, when a post such as the one we were talking about in that thread gets as much attention (tweets, likes, plusses and over on Inbound) as this one did... it's a sad fckn statement of our industry.

Anyway, Bill and I also did a Google Hangout with the Stone Temple boys this week. There's FAR more interesting tibits in there... I suggest you watch that instead.


Hi my name is Dave and I, am an algo-holic

I am an avid search geek that spends most of his time reading about and playing with search engines. My main passion has always been about the technical side of things from a strong perspective rooted in IR and related technologies.

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  • bill bean
    bill bean Thursday, 05 June 2014

    Slawski got me thinking about the need for our Hillbilly Blood boys (Spencer & Eugene) to do SEO.

  • Laura Crest
    Laura Crest Thursday, 05 June 2014

    Dave, this is priceless[i]![/i] I so enjoyed the G+ thread - as well as the Stone Temple hangout. Well done, my friend :D

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    Frank Watson Friday, 06 June 2014

    Bill's point of how G could be using feedback from SERP engagement as indicator of good ranking selection - think there would be measurement of clickbacks - number of searches for terms, what was last if more than 2 returns, time between click back - would have to be done independent of GA or averaged using GA given some do not use it

    definitely an interesting line of thought

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