30 May '15, 5pm

Are Poor Spelling and Bad Grammar Google Ranking Factors?

I’ve been blogging for nine years and most complaints I’ve had in that time have been about my poor grammar and spelling in my posts. My spelling and grammar may be atrocious but these shortcomings haven’t stopped me ranking lots of pages over the years. Google historically has looked for ‘exact match’ instances of keyword phrases on documents and seo have, historically, been able to optimise successfully for these keyword phrases – whether they are grammatically correct or not. So how could bad grammar carry negative weight in Google’s algorithms? Advice From Google The only video I could find a Google spokesman talking about inadequate grammar as a ranking factor or page quality signal was from a few years ago. In this video, we are told, by Google, that grammar is NOT a ranking factor . Not, at least, one of the 200+ quality signals Google uses to rank pages. And that r...

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