Google: Our Search Algorithm Doesn't Look At Words Per Section

Dec 22, 2022 - 7:41 am 1 by

Cat Book

Google's John Mueller said on Mastodon that the Google Search ranking algorithm does not look at words per section or the word count in different sections of your page. He said word count per section is not an SEO factor.

John wrote, "FWIW there's nothing in Google's algorithms that focus on a certain number of words per section." John added that for users, sure "it can make sense to help with readability," "but it's definitely not an SEO factor, he added"

As a reminder Google said numerous times, word count is not a ranking factor and this reference is confusing based on previous Google advice.

Also, related, code to text ratio is not a factor, this also just came up again on Masotodon.

Forum discussion at Mastodon.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 13, 2024

Jun 13, 2024 - 10:00 am
Web Analytics

Google Fixes GA4 Attribution Models To Better Associate Conversions To Paid Search

Jun 13, 2024 - 7:51 am

Google Tests Larger Fonts For Main Snippet Title Link & Smaller Font For Sitelinks

Jun 13, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Disallow Crawling Of Action URLs (Buy Now, Sign Up, etc)

Jun 13, 2024 - 7:31 am
Bing Search

Bing Tests Black Review Stars In Search Results

Jun 13, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Maps

Google Local Pack Photos With Labels

Jun 13, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Google: You Can Use A Single Robots.txt For All Your International Sites