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Top 10 Search Engine Ranking Factors for 2009

If you are really interested in digging into SEO and building traffic to your site then you need to check out the new 2009 Search Engine Ranking Factors list. This list gives you an “all you need to know” resource that was scored by a panel of 72 SEO experts…SEOMOZ

With 149 Total Factors there is a lot of information that you can use to engineer your website and marketing strategy for a better search engine rank.

This list is narrowed down to the top 10 factors showing the first most important factor for each category.

The Top 10 Scored Categories

Category                                 Factors

1. On- Page ranking factorsKeyword use anywhere in Title tag
2. On-Page non keyword factorsSubstantial unique page content
3. Page Specific Link Popularity RankingKeyword Anchor text from external Links
4. Overall Site Linking FactorsTrustworthiness of the Domain based on Link distance from trusted Domains
5. Overall Site (non link based) Ranking FactorsSite Architecture
6. Social Media Ranking FactorsDelicious Data
7. Usage Data FactorsHistorical Click Through Data
8. Negative Ranking FactorsCloaking with Mal-Intent
9. Negative External Link FactorsDomain Banned by Google for Spam
10.Geo Targeting FactorsCountry Code of the Domain (i.e .uk, .au, .ca etc.)

Bottom Line for Small Business

Concentrate on the top 1-3 factors in each category and you will be well on your way to a higher rank on Google and more traffic to your website and blog.

See the top 10 Search Engine Ranking Factors for 2009 and the complete rankings data.

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