Tag archive: study


This year we introduced a brave new type of infographic in our annual Ranking Factors Study. We are really pleased about all the positive feedback we received for the deck of cards design. Nevertheless, many friends of Searchmetrics have expressed difficulty in correctly interpreting it. Hence this post. Let us briefly delve into the curious, […]

September 11th, 2015 | About us 6 comments

ATTENTION THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SEARCHMETRICS’ US GOOGLE RANKING FACTORS STUDY:  OK, so you have doubts about Searchmetrics’ US Google Ranking Factors – Rank Correlation 2013 study… Earlier this week, we announced our US Google Ranking Factors – Rank Correlation 2013 study. This tries to identify the key factors that well-positioned pages have […]

June 28th, 2013 | Analysis, General 10 comments

It’s done. After weeks of data aggregation, evaluations, analyzing, processing, interpreting, and making the corresponding graphic implementations, it is finally finished: the 2013 Searchmetrics Ranking Factors for Google USA, also known as the 2013 Ranking Correlation (only sounds sillier). Once again, we have evaluated the 30 first search results of 10,000 keywords, thereby analyzing 300,000 […]

June 27th, 2013 | Analysis 64 comments

The biggest unknown in SEO is always the algorithm. Many myths and rumors surround the “what” and “how” of Google results. Although SEO experts won’t be able to know the specific algorithm used, by examining the data you can figure out how best to influence results. At Searchmetrics, we continually aggregate billions of data points […]

June 7th, 2012 | Analysis 69 comments