Infographic: How Google determines your search rank

Wondering why you can’t seem to snag that top spot in search results? This infographic may have the answer.

The algorithm Google uses to determine where sites rank in search seems to constantly change. There’s always a new update you have to understand and adjust for.

Keeping up can be exhausting and frustrating, but an infographic from Audience Bloom shares some best practices that will help make your relationship with Google a bit less tumultuous.

Here are a few takeaways:

  • Google favors .com domain names above all others.
  • Out of all social networks, Google+ boosts search rank the most.
  • Short URLs rank higher than long ones.
  • The faster your website speed, the higher you’ll rank.

Take a look at the infographic for more:

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