Linda Buquet

Moderator
Local Search Expert
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
13,313
Reaction score
4,241
Google is becoming more transparent about how search works.

Below is a newly released AMAZING infographic from Google, that shows the big picture.



200rankingfactors.png


It confirms what I've been saying about the fact that there are over 200 factors involved in the pure organic algo. (Then for local searches we have additional factors that come into play but this info is mainly relating to organic.)

Additionally Google for the 1st time publicly shares their 43 page Search Quality Rating Guidelines.
These are the guidelines used to teach human reviewers how to identify spam and bad players.

Then here is a section all about spam and how it's identified.
Fighting Spam - Inside Search by Google

Really amazing stuff!

200rankingfactors.png
 

Nick.SEOSpark

Member
Joined
Aug 4, 2012
Messages
343
Reaction score
58
WOW! :eek::D

I heard over the last 24 hours about this infographic, seen some "screenshots" from Search Engine Land, but the "interactive" version is amazing! - Screenshots can't do it justice.

Great resource from Google :D
 
Joined
Dec 25, 2012
Messages
88
Reaction score
4
I really liked the interactive view of what is being removed at that moment. I would love to know which is manual, and which is being done automatically I was checking it out yesterday and some of the stuff being de indexed looked better than I would have suspected.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
djbaxter A (home) movie about how Google Search works Organic SEO 0
diptimayee Google Updated Its "How Search Works" Page Google News: Important Changes & Features 2
Linda Buquet Local Search Pros Discuss: Weekly Hours? Sales Activity vs Account Work? Consultant's Corner 1
Linda Buquet Top Local Search Experts Share Work/Life Balance Tips for the New Year Consultant's Corner 4
Matt Chauhan Knowledge Panel Not Appearing for Brand Name Search Google My Business & Google Maps 4
djbaxter Webinar Get together with Google Search at Search Central Live - February 23, 2021 Events 0
djbaxter Passage based rankings, core web vitals, responsive search ads: A rant Google Algorithm Discussions 0
djbaxter New Local SEO tool from BrightLocal: Local Search Grid Local SEO Tools & Software 7
djbaxter Microsoft Bing: 15% Of Searches Are Misspelled So Speller100 To The Rescue Organic SEO 1
Lluc Google launches Years in Business in Search Google My Business & Google Maps 3
djbaxter Enhanced Search added. Forum Software Updates and Technical Issues 0
B GMB listing missing from search, dashboard and GSC. Yikes!!! Help & Support for Google Local 3
Elmer .S What is the most accurate search strings to use when doing manual citation audit? Citations 3
J Wrong GMB Listing Appearing when Searching for Physician by Name Google My Business & Google Maps 4
N Dedicated local search Local Search 12
sixthcitysarah Specific location search shows results for other franchise location Multi-Location Issues 6
djbaxter Webinar The State of Local Search 2021 [Webinar + Q&A] Events 0
Dino Closed business showing in branded search Multi-Location Issues 1
SpectateSwamp How about discussing local search... Like the Spectate one; everything a 50+ years of programming Geezer wants Break Room: Chat and Off Topic 3
djbaxter Google services down Dec 14, 2020: Google Ads, Google Analytics, Search Console, more Google News: Important Changes & Features 1
A How to change GMB ticket field in search results knowledge panel NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 4
Eoghan_MFeed Looking for a SaaS but more importantly Local Search experienced product managers 🔍 Local SEO Job Board 0
Y Radius of searches Service Area Businesses 4
pbarnhart Google Search Console Merging UTM'd URLs into Canonical URLs - Suggestions? Local SEO Tools & Software 5
djbaxter Google Search Console: New and improved crawl stats for your site Organic SEO 0
JoyHawkins Search Console vs Google My Business (GMB) Insights: A Large Case Study Google My Business & Google Maps 4
G Registering a DBA name as a Search Term Spam on Google 5
RattlingTram Wild rank variations for plural v singular & same intent single keyword searches Ranking Puzzles 2
U Alternative to Search Console URL Inspection Fetch Organic SEO 5
Brian Barwig How to Win at Local Search with Service Area Businesses Service Area Businesses 3
Jeffrey GMB Listing Not Showing For Direct Searches Google My Business & Google Maps 7
Barb Davids Google Search Console Bug? Local SEO Tools & Software 2
djbaxter Google Updates Search Quality Raters Guidelines Google News: Important Changes & Features 0
Creativedge Question on duplicate content and search ranking for dentists Local Search 11
D Dynamic local city webpage to satisfy [search term] + "near me" queries Service Area Businesses 2
Tony Wang Search Terms is fading away :-( Paid Search and Local Service Ads 3
djbaxter A bit of a new look for the Local Search Forum Forum Software Updates and Technical Issues 2
wesduplantier Favicons in Maps search menu? Google News: Important Changes & Features 5
whitespark Whitespark Local Search Summit: September 15 - 17, 2020 Events 3
djbaxter SEO myth-busting: What is NOT a Google search ranking factor Organic SEO 3
jimmydoubleu Google business not listed/found on Search/Map after merge Google Duplicates & Merges 6
Gsmithmike The most accurate Tool to show Local Search Result for Geo Targeting keywords? Local SEO Tools & Software 3
D SERPRiver - Google Search API in Real-Time to Scrape Search Results Recycle Bin 0
A Local Search beginner guide Recycle Bin 0
K Without searching the business, looking for my business pin Local Search 1
Creativedge Is the Facebook page name important for local search? Local Search 1
A Cover/Logo GMB Photos Won't Show in Search Google My Business & Google Maps 5
S Three pack, reviews, organic search decimated for SABs? Google My Business & Google Maps 8
Colan Nielsen Most Active Local Search Forum Members May 2020 LSF News and Announcements 0
djbaxter Webinar Brightlocal Local Search Clinic with Andrew Shotland Events 0

Similar threads

Login / Register

Already a member?   LOG IN
Not a member yet?   REGISTER

Most UpVoted Answers

LocalU Podcasts

  Promoted Posts

New advertising option: A review of your product or service posted by a Sterling Sky employee. This will also be shared on the Sterling Sky & LSF Twitter accounts, our Facebook group, LinkedIn, and both newsletters. More...
Google Product Exert


Top Bottom