What are Some Important Ranking Factors for 2020 – Based on Google?

What are Some Important Ranking Factors for 2020 – Based on Google?

This post is adapted and modified from this original article from link-assistance.com that was focused on what Google has been saying lately in order to get ready for 2020. Hopefully this summary is easier for you to read.

Facts

  • Keywords in URL
  • Keyword in Title
  • Content Comprehensiveness
  • Image Optimization
  • Country Code TLD
  • Internal Linking
  • User Friendly Layout
  • Page Category
  • Site Architecture
  • HTTPS
  • Server Location
  • Page Speed
  • Mobile
  • Links from Relevant Sources
  • Number of Links

Myths

  • Domain Age
  • Keyword in Domain Name
  • Keyword in Meta Desc
  • Grammar & Spelling
  • Content-Length
  • Content Age
  • Quality of Other Keywords
  • Valid HTML
  • Pogo Sticking
  • AMP
  • Direct Data
  • Links from .edu/.gov
  • LSI Content in Keywords
  • 301 Redirects
  • TF-IDF

Unclear

  • Keyword in H Tag
  • Content Recency
  • E-A-T
  • Structured Data Markup
  • CTR, Bounce Rate, Dwell Time
  • Positive or Negative User Reviews
  • Backlinks Anchor Text
  • Outbound Links
  • Link Velocity
  • Nofollow Links

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