The Big SEO Ranking Factors List from SEOMoz, Is It Accurate?

Aug 26, 2009 • 8:40 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under SEO - Search Engine Optimization

SEOMoz published a revised version of their Search Engine Ranking Factors survey. They had 72 contributors complete a long survey, including myself, answering questions specific to ranking in search engines. I am not going to bother summarizing all the details of the survey, you can read them at SEOMoz in a concise fashion.

I thought it would be fun to run a poll on this survey, asking our readers, how accurate do you find this SEOMoz survey?

Please take the poll, the responses should be interesting.

Forum discussion at Sphinn and SEOMoz.

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Phill Midwinter

08/26/2009 02:09 pm

Seriously, very accurate?! It's in no way scientifically valid and can be taken as nothing more than a brief indicator.


08/26/2009 02:24 pm

The results appear to be known best practices that a large swath of the SEO community implements. Whether they are absolute truths or mere accuracies will be a point of contention. I'm sure the backgrounds of those surveyed can add validity to the results.

Michael Martinez

08/26/2009 05:09 pm

Only Google's search engineers are in a position to say the document is accurate or not. What it does show, however, is just how divergent opinions in the SEO community remain.

Bill Kruse

08/27/2009 09:31 am

Is it accurate, isn't it accurate? The question misses the point, this week it might be accurate and next week it might not. The week after it might be accurate again. Who knows? The thing to take away frm this is that there are only so many on and off-page factors that Google are able to use to assess the quality and content of a site and you need to attend to all of them to your best ability. Cover all the bases and keep them covered. That's it. BB

No Name

08/27/2009 12:10 pm

Might be accurate but i am not an expert and only who is actively practicing same for a long time can calculate as well as explain better.

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