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Linda Buquet

Local Search Expert
Jun 28, 2012
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I know you are dying to see the new Local Search Ranking Factors. Don't worry, it's coming soon! :)

But you guys all know how much Google organic ranking factors figure into the local search algo, so I want to share some recent studies that just came out that analyze the top ORGANIC ranking factors.

Here are links to some of the studies and below are 2 infographics from SearchMetrics

SEO Ranking Factors - Rank Correlation 2013 for Google USA 2013 (Search Metrics)

The Periodic Table Of SEO Success Factors (Search Engine Lane)

(If you are newer to organic SEO or want a refresher here is a companion guide from Search Engine Land that's very good. Search Engine Land’s Guide To SEO)

This one just came out. Google Ranking Factors Post-penguin 2.0 (

I'm surprised to see how social signals are taking the cake in many of these studies.

Search Metrics Infographics Below

What factors are playing a role in top ranking pages?



What do you think? Find any of this surprising? Anything to add?


Google Ranking Factors Post-penguin 2.0 |

For me it's interesting to see how off-site factors are still king - considering many people have touted on-site factors as the primary key as of late.

Create an optimized, well structured website and produce quality content, incorporating social media whenever possible. How hard can it be? ;)

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