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SEJ Wrap-Up: A Big Week Of Google Ranking Factors: Watch Time, Google Local, & Moz by @megcabrera

SEJ Wrap-Up: A Big Week Of Google Ranking Factors: Watch Time, Google Local, & Moz by @megcabrera

This is the wrap-up of the most popular posts and announcements on SEJ over the past week. Newsletter subscribers are the first to receive this and other updates. Google Patents ‘Watch Time’ As A Search Ranking Factor A patent granted to Google this week may be an indication of how the search giant intends to rank video content in the future. The patent outlines Google’s proposed methods of ranking content by ‘watch time’. While this sounds like its aimed at video content, ‘watch time’ may also refer to how long someone stays on a page they have found in the search results, regardless of the content it contains. To read about this possible new ranking factor that ended up being this week’s top story, see the full article here. Google Local Pack Down to 3 Listings Local searches conducted in Google will now return a more limited local pack. Google’s local pack of 7 listings...

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