Cyrus is in Whiteboard Studios this week to talk about the factors associated with low rankings.
Positive correlation ranking factors
Exact match.com domains
Linking root domains with partial anchor text
Negative correlation ranking factors
Domain name length – longer names may hurt your sites, as well as hyphenated domain names.
Response time – keeping in mind that correlation doesn’t equal causation, slow load times show a negative correlation.
Google Adsense slots – inclusion of this showed a negative correlation with rankings.
- Percentage of followed linking pages – if all your links pointing at your domain are followed, there is a negative correlation with rankings.