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Bill Slawski
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Interested in seo, search engines, searchers' behaviors, the future of search, the semantic web, music, the environment, and how the Web works.
Interested in seo, search engines, searchers' behaviors, the future of search, the semantic web, music, the environment, and how the Web works.

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One of the more detailed posts on ranking signals that I've seen. It cites many posts that I've written, which has me leaning towards writing a similar post. Let me know what you think.

Google Ranking Factors & Quality Rating Criteria in 2017
PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2017 | By Shaun Anderson

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Effectiveness and Affinity As Ranking Signals at Google

If one search result can help you get something done in 7 steps and another in 6 steps, Google will rank the one requiring less steps higher in search results. It's a focus upon providing better search experiences from the search giant. For example, if you search for a song, and Google notices you have an app which includes that song installed on your searching device, Google may recommend you look on that app, rather than somewhere else.

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Join us for a conversation about search and SEO.  If you have any questions about SEO, ask in the event thread, and we will try to answer those during the hangout on air.
Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout is a weekly chat and discussion event. The main crew are #SEO and #marketing folks (of some note) but guests come from all sorts of jobs and interests and our discussions may meander onto all sorts of topics.

The norm for discussion shows is to carefully pick guests and topics. That's where this show is most Bogus. This is a casual chat between interesting people and whoever joins is welcomed. Serendipitous chaos is our USP.

Our habit is to simply throw out a few invitations to guests without much (if any) ado, often without asking them in advance, and simply seeing who is free to turn up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ajiJNet7vY

Regular crew:
+Bill Slawski- https://twitter.com/bill_slawski
+Ammon Johns- https://twitter.com/Ammon_Johns
+Kristin Drysdale- https://twitter.com/kymaniKD  
+Terry Van Horne- https://twitter.com/terryvanhorne 
+Jennifer Slegg- https://twitter.com/jenstar  

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Navneet Panda has co-invented a new patent for Google on predicting site quality scores, based upon ngram phrases which appear on pages, and which can influence the rankings of web pages.

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Do you have a knowledge panel showing in Google search results for your business? Here are steps to take to make it happen.

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Good to see schema continue to expand.
Schema.org for Tourism.
Enhancements to the TouristAttraction type plus many examples have significantly improved the capability for describing Tourist Attractions and hopefully enabling more tourist discoveries.

http://dataliberate.com/2017/09/19/schema-org-for-tourism/

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I was interviewed during the Edge of the Web podcast on Search, SEO and Patents.

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I was in the first Facebook Live AMA (ask me anything) in the White Hat SEO group.

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Join us for a conversation about search and SEO.  If you have questions about SEO, ask in the event thread, and we will try to answer you during the hangout on air.
Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout is a weekly chat and discussion event. The main crew are #SEO and #marketing folks (of some note) but guests come from all sorts of jobs and interests and our discussions may meander onto all sorts of topics.

The norm for discussion shows is to carefully pick guests and topics. That's where this show is most Bogus. This is a casual chat between interesting people and whoever joins is welcomed. Serendipitous chaos is our USP.

Our habit is to simply throw out a few invitations to guests without much (if any) ado, often without asking them in advance, and simply seeing who is free to turn up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idRvyllSbLQ

Regular crew:
+Bill Slawski- https://twitter.com/bill_slawski
+Ammon Johns- https://twitter.com/Ammon_Johns
+Kristin Drysdale- https://twitter.com/kymaniKD  
+Terry Van Horne- https://twitter.com/terryvanhorne 
+Jennifer Slegg- https://twitter.com/jenstar  

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Some words have more than one meaning. Search engines will cluster search results you see based upon those different meanings. So, in results you see for [Java], you will see clusters of results for the programming language, for the drink, and for the island in Indonesia. The percentages of results based on different meanings may be based on a percentage of results that overall cover that meaning. So, if 70% of [Java] results involve programming, then it's possible that 7 out of the top 10 results on page 1 have to do with Java the programming language.
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