Whiteboard Friday – Influence of Usage Data

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If a lot of people click on my listing in the search results, I’ll rank better, right?


This week’s Whiteboard Friday explores the common myth that the engines use click-through as a ranking signal for organic results.  Unlike paid traffic–in which the engines are incentivized to promote the most click-worthy results–click through is simply far too gameable to use reliably in organic search.  Watch the video for a more complete explanation of why it’s not worth your time to go madly click the crap out of your own results.




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