Poll: Better Google Rankings Through Privacy Policy?

Mar 20, 2012 • 8:38 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Google SEO Privacy PolicyWe know Google has required AdWords advertisers to set up privacy policies as well as AdSense publishers.

A WebmasterWorld thread asks if Google looks to see if sites have privacy policies to determine quality of a site for SEO/ranking purposes.

The SEO asks, "I was talking to a SEO and he claims sites are dropping now because they did not post up the new google privacy policy. Is this possible?"

I don't see why it would hurt to be a small ranking factor? I mean, most sites that are legit probably have some legal disclaimers, including a privacy policy.

I doubt it is a huge factor but it wouldn't surprise me if there was no weight at all given to a site having a privacy policy or not.

What do you think? Take my poll:

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Vikas @ Web Development India

04/09/2012 08:18 am

Definitly it may be a factor or google is relating it into branding issues .. n branding defintly a issues in ranking .. so it may or may not .. Is there any one to reply on this point ???

Jose Capelo

06/15/2013 07:32 pm

This should be irrelevant in terms of rankings.

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