Chris Boggs featured a WebmasterWorld thread when I was away. Chris focused on sharing some of the theories behind Google's trust factors. I wanted to possibly highlight this thread one more time and ask for you to chime in.
We all know that Google has various minus X penalties and most of us believe that your ranking can drop based on how Google trusts your site, as a whole. This WebmasterWorld asks that SEOs and Webmaster put their heads together to come up with some theories on what factors Google might use to apply a Minus X penalty to a site.
Factors might include:
- Site Age
- Age of incoming links
- Type of links coming in
- Outbound links
- Site content
- And much more...
That list can go on and on. Of course, it is almost impossible to come up with a full list and then even harder to isolate each variable and test the weight that Google applies to each. But why not try and give it a try. We had some SEOs try this in the past, but we need more to give it a try in the future.
So join the discussion at WebmasterWorld.