Online businesses need to realize the importance of new updates for effective SEO strategies. SEO is ever changing and it is crucial to keep in mind the factors that affect one’s Google rankings in 2016.
While 2015 has been normally slow with updates and changes to the search engines (compared to previous years) we did see a few big updates that will certainly have you updating your SEO strategies in 2016.
Before we hit our 2016 top SEO ranking factors list, this is important. Get you some dang SEO software that is worth the value. Google Analytics is great, some of the free SEO software programs are ok at best. You can take out an engine without the right tools, the same for SEO. My favorites, SEO Profiler and Ahrefs.
Here is an insightful infographic by Hale Associations on 2016’s top Google SEO ranking factors.
Google SEO Ranking Factors For 2016
SEO In 2016
SEO is always changing. My SEO ranking factors don’t come from others, they come from my own experiences and case studies. Some of you may know these all, others may not. I do suggest that you be different, try new things. Google doesn’t tell you everything and why would you believe them anyway?
Do your own case studies and document it. You’d be surprised at what works and what doesn’t. There’s thought to be over 200 ranking factors for SEO. I say much more because Google is complex. We only know a small percentage of what really counts.
I’m sure 2016 in SEO will bring new documented changes. I do wish us all high rankings. Of course, mine a little higher than yours.
Join the conversation. One of the things I enjoy about my job is meeting new people. So I welcome your thoughts, ideas, questions, suggestions. So I hope you’ll leave me a comment. Thanks for taking the time to read our article, I hope it has helped you and you can start applying these tactics to your own domain.