Summary: no, not in the 1-on-1 "mechanical", algorithmic way.
Working for a PR, social media and SEO agency I create and execute integrated strategies across these three disciplines, ensuring that my clients’ are visible in the media, on social networks and in organic search engine listings.
Both Google and Bing have indicated that your sites bounce rate can affect your rankings in the SERPs (how much is a separate issue). This has caused some confusion among website owners, chiefly because what constitutes a bounce means different things to different people (and different analytics platforms). Lets talk about bounce rate, what it means and when a bounce will and will not affect your rankings.
PageRank would be a great indicator of page quality and relevancy if there is no link selling or artificial link building involved. Lacking that, Google has to implement a quality scoring system independent of link popularity.
You may have heard several weeks back about a major chain (no names here) hiring an SEO company to better their ranking. This SEO company did an amazing job getting them indexed #1 for hundreds of terms…that is until Google found out they were tricking the system. So how did they do it and how [...]
To explain why Google is making this algorithm change, first you need to know the story that unfolded this week: A couple of days ago, the New York Times ran a story about a company who claims to be generating business by getting NEGATIVE reviews online. In the story, a company called DecorMyEyes allegedly gave [...]
When your SEO service provider sees your site at page 1 of Google and you see it at page 2, here's one setting that might be involved.