Does direct traffic affect Google ranking?

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Actually its confusing to me... anyone can explain me about this topic? And let me know is direct traffic harmful for SEO Ranking?
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Leech
    Definitely. The amount of traffic you get and how it interacts with your site affects your rankings.

    Google's is using user signals as more of a factor for rankings. Here's an article with a rundown.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by Adam Leech View Post

      Definitely. The amount of traffic you get and how it interacts with your site affects your rankings.

      Google's is using user signals as more of a factor for rankings. Here's an article with a rundown.

      That's not true at all.

      Traffic does not influence rankings. You could get 1000 visits per day or 100 visits per day. Your ranking would be the same.
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      • Profile picture of the author expmrb
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        That's not true at all.

        Traffic does not influence rankings. You could get 1000 visits per day or 100 visits per day. Your ranking would be the same.
        Exactly correct.

        Sites like amazon, cnn, nytimes gets plenty of direct traffic but that doesn't mean that they don't rank well.
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  • Profile picture of the author bangthetable
    Not at all. Direct traffic will not help to improve your organic traffic or keyword rankings of your website. If you are having high direct traffic means, people well know about your brand. So they are coming into your website by directly typing your web URL on the browser instead of using search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    All but the first response to this question is correct. Direct traffic does not affect SEO at all - good or bad. Speculation exists that people who find your site through organic search and click on it MAY have an effect on SEO, but that's an entirely different subject for people to argue about.
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