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An analysis of 1 million URLs ranking on page 1 of Google to determine the factors that contribute to higher rankings in the search engines. Packed full of interesting SEO insights and advice.

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    Tom Zs

    about 3 years ago #

    Another well researched post. Thanks for taking the time and effort creating awesome, data based case studies Matthew!

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    David Milberg

    about 3 years ago #

    Great tips! I'm with you on the importance of backlinks!

    • MB

      Matthew Barby

      about 3 years ago #

      Absolutely. For me, this is always going to - and always has been - be the most important thing within SEO. Until Google fundamentally changes the way it indexes and ranks webpages, this isn't going to change.

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    Clothilde Rossignol

    about 3 years ago #

    I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my hearth. This article raised my profit with around $14,000 since I've applied what I've learned from it. I'll be a big fan of the author for life!

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    Matt Tsai

    about 3 years ago #

    The takeaway is consistent across all SEO studies - backlinks, backlinks, backlinks! Awesome article.

  • ED

    Edward Dennis

    about 3 years ago #

    Great post, Matthew! But I'm gonna play the devil's advocate here: How does this different from Brian Dean's research? I skim-read it, and it looks like the takeaways are the same.

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      Matthew Barby

      about 3 years ago #

      Hey Edward, this was updated for a bunch of new changes to Googles algorithm and also goes into detail on a few different factors - in the same sense, Brian also covered a number of factors that I didn't.

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    Sherman Smith

    about 3 years ago #

    Hey Matthew,

    Thanks for this. I just started using longtailpro and it's a great tool for keyword search. I changed the keyword within a couple of posts and it made a big difference.

    Now I'm going to concentrate on getting more backlinks from sites that relate to my blog.

    Thanks for the stats! Have a good one!

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    David Hobson

    about 3 years ago #

    Just shared on Twitter and in our FB Group. Great stuff Matthew. Thanks

    BTW your click-to-tweet didn't tag your handle. Not a criticism, just a friendly reminder that if you can would be great to add in.

  • HA

    Hammad Akbar

    about 3 years ago #

    Good insights. This post is of great help to me. I will probably link to this post in my upcoming article. Thanks for the share.

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    Antoinette Turkie

    about 3 years ago #

    Great study, I have to admit the bit about long URLs being more likely perceived as being spammy was news for me. Coming to think of it it makes sense though given the Google's policy on exact match domains, for example.

  • SL

    Samuel Lam

    about 3 years ago #

    Great insights Matthew! This post really helps me a lot.

    How about social media sharing? Does it impact on SEO?

  • RK

    ravi kumar

    about 3 years ago #

    Great Post

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    James Mello

    about 3 years ago #

    Thanks for sharing Matthew! A great way to reaffirm proper SEO techniques with actual research. Greatly appreciated!

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