Getting An 88% Google Rating And Beyond

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There are exactly 25 requirements a site needs to meet in order to reach a Google Rating of 88%. It's quite simple requirements and involves H.1 and H.2 Headers, Content above 1000 words for each page and post.

The Eleven most basic requirements include;

Page Title (H.1 Header) - Max 55 Characters
Post Title (H.2 Header) - Max 155 Characters
Meta Description - What Is The Site About?
Meta Keywords - Google No Longer Accept Meta Keywords
Broken Links - Spam Comments Or Domains Not Indexed In Google
Underscores In Links - Special Character Using Shift is Not S.E.O Friendly
Inline C.S.S Styles - Do Not Use In Site Header Or Back Ground Images
Favicon - Like A Logo Appearing In Site Tab
WWW Redirect - WWW must Redirect To The Primary Domain
Domain Authority - Pages And Posts Above 1000 Words Up To 2000
Page Authority - High Value Comments And Back Links

Wishing You Prosperity,
Deon Christie
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  • Profile picture of the author The Author
    Search your browser for the keywords Small S.E.O Tools and use the Site S.E.O Score Checker Tool to check your site's compliance with these 25 requirements. Then simply make sure your site complies, and you should be at a Google rating of 88%.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    You are on drugs. Or just delusional.

    Where on this planet do you get such nonsense?

    What the frick is a google rating?

    And you have a list?

    You people have jumped the shark....

    No matter...you'd think you would be shooting for 100% of even a mythical number.

    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author The Author
      Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

      You are on drugs. Or just delusional.

      Where on this planet do you get such nonsense?

      What the frick is a google rating?

      And you have a list?

      You people have jumped the shark....

      No matter...you'd think you would be shooting for 100% of even a mythical number.

      Paul
      Nope not on drugs, don't have the time. Delusional, well maybe who knows!

      Not quite sure what the racket is about, and a Google Rating to my understanding is a particular site's S.E.O Score with Google. I'm just sharing some research I have done with a tool called small s.e.o.tools. There's a site s.e.o. score checking tool, and this is where all the Google rating curiosity originated.
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  • Profile picture of the author stanton
    I have been doing SEO for as long as google has been around and I have never heard of a google rating......
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    • Profile picture of the author The Author
      Perhaps I may invite you guys to my Warrior Forum Blog. I know especially paulgl, will definitely provide me with the kind of critique I need to improve.

      Maybe together we can take a look at this unfamiliar Google rating subject, and see if that which I have researched matters with s.e.o and ranking. Some of you have been around with s.e.o considerably longer than I have.

      You all got me a little curious now because my blogs are all above 80%, after quite a lot of work. Not ranking very fast though...
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by The Author View Post

        You all got me a little curious now because my blogs are all above 80%, after quite a lot of work. Not ranking very fast though...

        Of course you are not ranking. The majority of that stuff you are chasing has nothing to do with SEO.

        Favicon improves rankings? lol.

        Comments have nothing to do with rankings. The majority of sites I work on do not allow comments and rank just fine.

        Page length of 1000 words, 2000 words... just nonsense. 2000 words of garbage will rank no better than 500 words of garbage.

        All you are doing is improving a 3rd party score that Google does not care about.
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        • Profile picture of the author The Author
          Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

          Of course you are not ranking. The majority of that stuff you are chasing has nothing to do with SEO.

          Favicon improves rankings? lol.

          Comments have nothing to do with rankings. The majority of sites I work on do not allow comments and rank just fine.

          Page length of 1000 words, 2000 words... just nonsense. 2000 words of garbage will rank no better than 500 words of garbage.

          All you are doing is improving a 3rd party score that Google does not care about.
          That's just been a learning curve then. No, never intended to refer to as the favicon increasing rankings but rather this rating I have been talking about. Must admit that your word count info comes as kind of a relieve, I was just about to backtrack and increase the word-count on all my blog posts.

          May I invite you to the blog I have been working on? I would love to hear your opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Author
      Originally Posted by stanton View Post

      I have been doing SEO for as long as google has been around and I have never heard of a google rating......
      Based on my own research, I just found that these requirements increases a sites s.e.o.score (Rating) and I thought it may deliver some results. Which it did and my site s.e.o score increased, no harm done.

      It's then just been another lesson, the actions of which resulted in me spending a lot of time with my WordPress c-Panels. Either way, I learned something new right?
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      • Profile picture of the author stanton
        Originally Posted by The Author View Post

        Based on my own research, I just found that these requirements increases a sites s.e.o.score (Rating) and I thought it may deliver some results. Which it did and my site s.e.o score increased, no harm done.

        It's then just been another lesson, the actions of which resulted in me spending a lot of time with my WordPress c-Panels. Either way, I learned something new right?
        You need to do off-site SEO, otherwise nothing will happen.
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        • Profile picture of the author The Author
          Originally Posted by stanton View Post

          You need to do off-site SEO, otherwise nothing will happen.
          You got me Stanton, I'm not so familiar with off site S.E.O. Perhaps you can offer some to one of my Blogs - Making Money Blogging

          I would love to hear your opinion.
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          • Profile picture of the author stanton
            Originally Posted by The Author View Post

            You got me Stanton, I'm not so familiar with off site S.E.O. Perhaps you can offer some to one of my Blogs - Making Money Blogging

            I would love to hear your opinion.
            I am not sure what keyword you are chasing but it looks like "make money online" or "make money blogging", I wouldn't even attempt to do offsite SEO for those keywords for anything less than a $5k per month budget and it would take 6 months before you started getting decent traffic.

            Both are very competitive keywords and "make money online" looks like it doesn't convert much considering the low competition for adwords on that keyword so I am not sure it is even worthwhile chasing.

            You are better off doing some keyword research and finding some long tail keywords. Try stuff like "make money blogging south africa" and you might rank for local searches.
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            • Profile picture of the author The Author
              Originally Posted by stanton View Post

              I am not sure what keyword you are chasing but it looks like "make money online" or "make money blogging", I wouldn't even attempt to do offsite SEO for those keywords for anything less than a $5k per month budget and it would take 6 months before you started getting decent traffic.

              Both are very competitive keywords and "make money online" looks like it doesn't convert much considering the low competition for adwords on that keyword so I am not sure it is even worthwhile chasing.

              You are better off doing some keyword research and finding some long tail keywords. Try stuff like "make money blogging south africa" and you might rank for local searches.
              Thanks for the advice, much appreciated. I will be checking in on those long tail keywords, I still have a lot of ground to cover. Blogging became a passion through fascination with the method, focusing on Affiliate Marketing.

              Looking forward to future correspondence,

              Have a lovely evening,
              Deon Christie
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  • I came here out of curiosity as I never heard of a Google rating before. Granted, my field of expertise is PPC but am a student of SEO. After a couple of posts, I understood why I never heard of it. Paul may be acerbic in his responses and speaks his mind but I've learned he's right more often than not. Anyway, maybe we can use this post for a yet another views on SEO thread, hopefully a civilized one.

    Deon, why 1000 to 2000 words posts? I don't believe the number is relevant. Yes, a 100-word page is not as likely to be ranked well simply because of how thin is it. But no reason to have a penalty if its 5000.

    I don't see where having a favicon makes a difference for ranking. A nice to have and maybe search engines will show these one day on the results pages.

    I believe keyword metatags can be useful, a strong signal to search engines of the theme of a page. This has to be used properly of course.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Author
      Originally Posted by LucidWebMarketing View Post

      I came here out of curiosity as I never heard of a Google rating before. Granted, my field of expertise is PPC but am a student of SEO. After a couple of posts, I understood why I never heard of it. Paul may be acerbic in his responses and speaks his mind but I've learned he's right more often than not. Anyway, maybe we can use this post for a yet another views on SEO thread, hopefully a civilized one.

      Deon, why 1000 to 2000 words posts? I don't believe the number is relevant. Yes, a 100-word page is not as likely to be ranked well simply because of how thin is it. But no reason to have a penalty if its 5000.

      I don't see where having a favicon makes a difference for ranking. A nice to have and maybe search engines will show these one day on the results pages.

      I believe keyword metatags can be useful, a strong signal to search engines of the theme of a page. This has to be used properly of course.
      I don't mind critiques, regardless of the severity. As for the word-count, it was a suggestion through some training videos on blogging and S.E.O. I did find that my own Blog's Domain And Page Authority did increase after increasing the word count and gaining more comments.

      I came across a tool called small s.e.o tools, and the site s.e.o score checking tool drew my attention. By using this tool, I have discovered the whole Google Rating and checked on some high ranking sites which all have a 100% rating like Facebook. It also suggests Google no longer accept meta keywords, but the meta description still matters.

      It's just some research I've done, and think it may add value to s.e.o. Perhaps it doesn't matter, perhaps it does but my intention was in no way to offend anyone. I'm merely sharing some results and thoughts on my own research.
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  • Profile picture of the author stanton
    Whilst a favicon doesn't directly affect ranking directly, nearly all websites that rank well have them, and getting ranked in Google means making your site have the same attributes and profile as other high ranking sites, so yes you should do it.

    Word count is proven to affect rankings directly, so unless you like panda penalties I would stick to 2000 words on your main pages, and 500-1,000 for other pages that you want to rank for less competitive keywords or are just reinforcing your main pages.

    All of this is on-site SEO, but just doing on-site SEO won't do much for your rankings unless you do off-site SEO as well.

    You can get a score on this site out of 100 as well Wilson Bloom Digital Marketing: SEO Audit and I am sure you can get a site with no onsite optimisation to rank, but it will take you a lot longer.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Author
      Originally Posted by stanton View Post

      Whilst a favicon doesn't directly affect ranking directly, nearly all websites that rank well have them, and getting ranked in Google means making your site have the same attributes and profile as other high ranking sites, so yes you should do it.

      Word count is proven to affect rankings directly, so unless you like panda penalties I would stick to 2000 words on your main pages, and 500-1,000 for other pages that you want to rank for less competitive keywords or are just reinforcing your main pages.

      All of this is on-site SEO, but just doing on-site SEO won't do much for your rankings unless you do off-site SEO as well.

      You can get a score on this site out of 100 as well Wilson Bloom Digital Marketing: SEO Audit and I am sure you can get a site with no onsite optimisation to rank, but it will take you a lot longer.
      Great, thanks for the response. I didn't think all that research was in vain, and thanks for the great tool. I checked the s.e.o.score of the blog I have been working on, and it's at 80% for the keyword phrase making money. I'm quite satisfied with that score for now.

      I'll be attending to the indicated defects on my site.
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    Originally Posted by The Author View Post

    The Eleven most basic requirements include;

    Page Title (H.1 Header) - Max 55 Characters
    Post Title (H.2 Header) - Max 155 Characters
    Meta Description - What Is The Site About?
    Meta Keywords - Google No Longer Accept Meta Keywords
    Broken Links - Spam Comments Or Domains Not Indexed In Google
    Underscores In Links - Special Character Using Shift is Not S.E.O Friendly
    Inline C.S.S Styles - Do Not Use In Site Header Or Back Ground Images
    Favicon - Like A Logo Appearing In Site Tab
    WWW Redirect - WWW must Redirect To The Primary Domain
    Domain Authority - Pages And Posts Above 1000 Words Up To 2000
    Page Authority - High Value Comments And Back Links
    Okay, here's the BS-O-Meter
    1) H1 is HEADING SIZE! Not header....common mistake from those who have never hand coded sites for any length of time. Me? 20+ years. First domain, 1996...
    2) H2 (see #1)
    3) Meta descr does not rank sites. Big sites don't even have one...I'll let you figure out why. The WF just uses whatever phrase the OP uses.....
    (There is no max....google can see quite a bit)
    page title does not need to be the same as your h1....
    4) meta kw- If google does not use it....why is it included?!?!
    5) all comments are spam anyway. What does broken links have to do with shinola with comments?
    6) Underscores in links?!?!?!?! I assume you mean underline....most browsers have it as default setting anyway....go figure! I think chrome has that setting permanent...
    7) You are clueless on that all the way around....see #1,2
    8) favicon! Yeah baby! Now that's SEO!
    9) Again, clueless. www is a subdomain. Google is not stupid. And many big sites redirect to a DIFFERENT DOMAIN! Search for ebaymotors.com in google. Click the ebaymotors.com result. Where does that take you? Of course I guess that counts...it does redirect to a main domain. Just not the same domain. Shouldn't you also say that a non-www should also redirect to main domain?
    10) DA is not used by google. You want to try again?
    11) See #10

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    • Profile picture of the author stanton
      Nice reply, the only thing I would say differently is that you should always write a good meta description as this is usually what shows up in the SERPs, so write it like you would write a text ad for adwords. Yes, you should use your main keyword in there as well for and people are going to be searching for that anyway so they want to see that it is relevant to their search. Yes it will help you rank for that keyword.

      By underscores I think he means a _ in the actual url, not underlined link text. All the tools I use keep complaining about underscores in file and directory names as it is supposed to be some kind of issue with googlebot crawling: https://support.google.com/webmaster...er/76329?hl=en

      www redirect means that you should either use www.domain.com or domain.com, and do a redirect to the main one you have chosen. This avoids duplicate content penalties, but yes google is smarter these days and will ignore one or the other, but why let google choose?

      Oh and I have been hand coding websites on and off since 1992, when it was nearly impossible to buy a .com domain unless you were a mega corporation and were on the internet, which very few were. We didn't even bother running a http server as they were too buggy so we ran all our websites through our ftp server.

      Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

      Okay, here's the BS-O-Meter
      1) H1 is HEADING SIZE! Not header....common mistake from those who have never hand coded sites for any length of time. Me? 20+ years. First domain, 1996...
      2) H2 (see #1)
      3) Meta descr does not rank sites. Big sites don't even have one...I'll let you figure out why. The WF just uses whatever phrase the OP uses.....
      (There is no max....google can see quite a bit)
      page title does not need to be the same as your h1....
      4) meta kw- If google does not use it....why is it included?!?!
      5) all comments are spam anyway. What does broken links have to do with shinola with comments?
      6) Underscores in links?!?!?!?! I assume you mean underline....most browsers have it as default setting anyway....go figure! I think chrome has that setting permanent...
      7) You are clueless on that all the way around....see #1,2
      8) favicon! Yeah baby! Now that's SEO!
      9) Again, clueless. www is a subdomain. Google is not stupid. And many big sites redirect to a DIFFERENT DOMAIN! Search for ebaymotors.com in google. Click the ebaymotors.com result. Where does that take you? Of course I guess that counts...it does redirect to a main domain. Just not the same domain. Shouldn't you also say that a non-www should also redirect to main domain?
      10) DA is not used by google. You want to try again?
      11) See #10

      Paul
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      Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

      Okay, here's the BS-O-Meter
      1) H1 is HEADING SIZE! Not header....common mistake from those who have never hand coded sites for any length of time. Me? 20+ years. First domain, 1996...
      2) H2 (see #1)
      3) Meta descr does not rank sites. Big sites don't even have one...I'll let you figure out why. The WF just uses whatever phrase the OP uses.....
      (There is no max....google can see quite a bit)
      page title does not need to be the same as your h1....
      4) meta kw- If google does not use it....why is it included?!?!
      5) all comments are spam anyway. What does broken links have to do with shinola with comments?
      6) Underscores in links?!?!?!?! I assume you mean underline....most browsers have it as default setting anyway....go figure! I think chrome has that setting permanent...
      7) You are clueless on that all the way around....see #1,2
      8) favicon! Yeah baby! Now that's SEO!
      9) Again, clueless. www is a subdomain. Google is not stupid. And many big sites redirect to a DIFFERENT DOMAIN! Search for ebaymotors.com in google. Click the ebaymotors.com result. Where does that take you? Of course I guess that counts...it does redirect to a main domain. Just not the same domain. Shouldn't you also say that a non-www should also redirect to main domain?
      10) DA is not used by google. You want to try again?
      11) See #10

      Paul
      Thanks for the advice. I get it, I really do.

      You're the professional and I have no idea what I'm talking about, well we all have our opinions. I have no desire to display impressive accomplishment, because my aim is to help the little guy like me. Struggling to do the things I have already done.

      As Blogging is primarily meant to share and inspire, that's what I do. Breaking the huge hard to understand (Kind of like your comments) into more manageable bite sizes. We have not all been around S.E.O since the stone age, so kindly accept my apology if you find the Neanderthal a little annoying.

      The only difference between a super successful marketer, and the ones less successful is time. Remember that the next time you look down on someone.

      Warm Regards,
      Deon Christie
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    have a title max 55 characters including space
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